ARTS & CULTURE
03/13/2013 07:45 am ET

National Gallery In Talks To Pair With MOCA

The troubled Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art is in talks for a possible partnership with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, a development that could cloud MOCA's acquisition by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The talks were initiated by billionaire Eli Broad, the MOCA board member and leading donor who opposed a 2008 attempt by the county museum to take over MOCA. According to National Gallery board Chairman John Wilmerding, the talks have focused on ways in which the federally funded museum in Washington, D.C. might help MOCA create fresh exhibitions.

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