Beginning in Spring 2019, MOCA will dedicate its downtown locations to multiple exhibitions celebrating the museum’s 40th anniversary and its permanent collection. Each location will feature special exhibitions highlighting different themes and stories found within the institution’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 objects. As part of this celebration, MOCA will debut a new ongoing series of exhibitions titled Open House.
MOCA will begin this new exhibition series with Open House: Elliott Hundley. On April 25, multimedia artist Elliott Hundley will lead a walkthrough of his exhibition. The show is an exploration of the architecture and origins of collage, and how the visual and material logic of this format has informed artists in MOCA’s collection, as well as Hundley’s own practice.
This weekend is the perfect time to explore any or all of the amazing museums in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) because they offer FREE admission this weekend! It’s part of the 14th Annual SoCal Museums Free-for-All this weekend (more than 40 cultural institutions across Southern California are providing free admission) and just in time to provide some much-needed counter-programming to the Super Bowl.
Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. The participating museums in DTLA are:
The Broad (Free advance general admission tickets strongly recommended to avoid waiting in the standby line. Visit www.thebroad.org to make a reservation.)
After more than twenty years of exhibitions by The Museum of Contemporary Art hosted at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, the programming agreement between the two organizations has reached the end of its term. The alliance between MOCA and PDC, which encompassed operational, managerial, and exhibition services that have made the MOCA Gallery a cultural destination for MOCA’s patrons and the architectural and design community, will end after the current exhibition, One Day at a Time: Kahlil Joseph’s Fly Paper, closes on February 24. Over the last two decades, MOCA has exhibited at the PDC countless important and internationally acclaimed shows, including shows by artists such as Takashi Murakami, William Kentridge, Sterling Ruby, Catherine Opie, Rodarte, Jean Prouve, and Rick Owens, among many others.
“We have enjoyed a successful relationship with MOCA, and on behalf of our many showroom tenants in the design community, are appreciative of MOCA’s many wonderfully curated exhibitions,” said Charles S. Cohen, the owner of the PDC.
“We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” said Maria Seferian, Chair of the museum’s Board of Trustees. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including presentations on architecture and design, at MOCA’s two Downtown Los Angeles locations.”