The Museum of Contemporary Arts, or the MOCA, has four different locations across Los Angeles, with the main branch,the MOCA Grand Avenue, located downtown. It is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles and was established in 1979.
The museum’s three other branches can also be found in Los Angeles – the MOCA Grand Avenue, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and the MOCA Pacific Design Center. There is a further branch, Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative in the Nevada desert. In all, the MOCA offers plenty of beautiful facilities that have been winning the hearts of visitors for many a year.
What Does the Museum Offer?
This museum's main artifacts consist of gifted items from several major private artists, forming an elegantly arranged and large collection of important pieces. The architectural structure of the museum is also very beautiful, with a touch of the previous century and various indoor facilities that are generally absent in other museums.
Well-defined and thoughtful collections of beautiful sculptures and paintings of the late 1980s can also be found within the historical museum's walls.
Educational Learning Opportunities
Various lectures, performances, and events are held on different days throughout the year, with the intention of educating visitors on the history of the museum’s archaeological efforts. The museum offers the chance for all to become a paid member and encourages donations of artistic pieces to help inspire future generations.
Contained inside the Museum of Contemporary Arts are various unique and vintage pieces, such as Andy Warhol’s Telephone from 1961, White Cigarette by James Rosenquist, and Capricorn by Max Ernst, which represents a wooden throne. The museum houses over 7,000 contemporary artifacts,the majority of which are historically significant and both visually and intellectually engaging.
Buy a Piece of History
The museum shop offers you the chance to own a piece of history by purchasing some of the artworks created by world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. Based on his original 3-ton Balloon Rabbit, these, smaller, porcelain sculptures are signed and numbered, though be prepared to be parted from some serious dollars as they will set you back $11,000.
Of course, there are also plenty of affordable items on offer, such as memorabilia, posters, mugs, t-shirts, and keychains, which all help keep the memory of a trip to the MOCA alive.
The MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
The Geffen Contemporary MOCA
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012
The MOCA Pacific Design Centre
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 90069
The MOCA Double Negative
Carp Elgin Rd, Nevada
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