MOCA Board Exits Pile Up

07/13/2012 11:13 am ET | Updated Sep 12, 2012
  • Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times

The troubles of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art intensified with the resignation of noted artist John Baldessari's from its board.

"To live with my conscience, I just had to do it." Baldessari's said in an interview Thursday after emailing his decision to MOCA. He said his reasons include the recent ouster of respected chief curator Paul Schimmel and news this week that the pop-cultural slant the museum has taken under director Jeffrey Deitch will continue with an exhibition on disco music's influence on art and culture.