Have you had your MOCA today?

Jan 12, 2010 by Lisa Newton

MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is currently celebrating its first 30 years, with the exhibit, “More than 500 art works by More than 200 Artists.”

Running until May 3, 2010, this exhibit entitled “Collections,” is guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such an incredible grouping of talented artists.

“Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation’s most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors.” Source: MOCA

Over the years, MOCA has established itself as a leader in contemporary art:

With exhibits ranging from architecture, “Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses,” to a literary series like “Racing Toward the Millennium: Voices from the American West,” or with its Contemporary Art Start, a year-long art education program designed to introduce 3rd-12th grade teachers and students to the form, content, and concepts of contemporary art, MOCA is a world-class museum.

Old meets New

If you’re anywhere new MOCA, on the second Thursday of each month, be sure to stop by. It’s part of the Downtown Art Walk, and on these days, MOCA has free admission from 5pm-8pm. MOCA is also part of LA Art Month and features a 2 for 1 special price for its tickets. To access the special you can grab this coupon.

When Travelin’ Local, it’s always great to take advantage of these “colder” months and take a “warmer” look inside.

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