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Jacob Hashimoto's Gas Giant at MOCA Pacific Design Center (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

This is a photo essay I shot on March 20, 2014 on Jacob Hashimoto's installation at MOCA Pacific Design Center as part of my continuing survey of impo...

MOCA Pacific Design Center's Exciting New Show!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

With taut strings tied into thousands of knots holding painted and translucent sheets of paper, the artist binds the aerial and the earthbound, establishing a direct relationship between the work and the viewer.

Two Art World Pet Peeves Collide and Break My Writer's Block

Jane Chafin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Can we raise the bar an inch or two? This isn't even good artspeak (an oxymoron if ever there were one). It reminds me of trying to fake answers on essay questions when I didn't have a clue.

Keep the Frames: A Few Tips for MOCA Director Philippe Vergne

John Seed | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
John Seed

You must be getting a lot of well-meaning advice right now, and I hope you won't mind if I offer you a few tips to aid you in your success. My advice is meant both to be helpful, but also to make you smile.

Rockstars, Museum Endowments and Longevity

Scott Stover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Scott Stover

From Paris to Los Angeles, it is surprising that dinner conversation in the art world shifts its focus from the museum to the museum director. Jeffrey Deitch disappeared as the conversation centerpiece as all talk is about the new director, Philippe Vergne, who will save MOCA.

Hurray to Pope Francis and MOCA Trustees

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you, my friends. May I ask what is on your list of New Years' resolutions? Oh, never mind your waistline. ...

MOCA Reaches Goal Of $100 Million Endowment

latimes.com | Mike Boehm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
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L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has reached its goal of a $100-million endowment, and museum leaders say they'll keep their fundraising campaign goi...

Fred Armisen Brings Comedy To The Art Museum

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

On Thursday, December 19 Los Angelenos braved the admittedly light rain and packed into the Museum of Contemporary Art's Ahmanson Theater for Art + Co...

'Art Is One Of Our Nation's Most Valuable Exports'

Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

Yesterday Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art hosted its 8th Annual Women in the Arts Luncheon, a celebration of the art world's most innovative a...

Yes to All of Those Things

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

In 2008, we marched for marriage equality. Now, here I was five years later, putting my finger on the moment Prop 8 ended, and dancing to ding-dong-DOMA's-dead.

And This Year's Distinguished Women In The Arts Are...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has announced the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Women in the Arts award. The four honorees includ...

A Modest Proposal for MOCA: Show More Representational Paintings

John Seed | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
John Seed

MOCA has now become a place where you just might see a live naked person but it is very unlikely that you might see a painting of a naked person there, especially one executed with real skill.

Dylan On Deitch: Reinventing The Experience Of Art

Jesse Dylan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Jesse Dylan

Jeffrey Deitch brought an original voice to the art scene in Los Angeles. Whether or not you're a fan of his style, we can all agree that he was responsible for a set of provocative, interesting and unexpected exhibitions that enriched our experience of art.

It's Official: Big Changes Coming To The LA Art World

Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

The rumors are true: Jeffrey Deitch's time in the city of angels has come to a close. In a statement emailed to the Huffington Post, officials at ...

Big Changes In The L.A. Art World...

Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

L.A. Weekly's Dennis Romero reported last night that Jeffrey Deitch, the controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, is leaving...

Exhibitions that Engage Instead of Lecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are an architecture buff and Los Angeles is your hunting ground, then you are in luck. Over the last few months, thanks to the Getty initiati...

The Art World's Yeezus?

Posted 06.21.2013 | Arts

This is Francesco Vezzoli's year. The Italian artist currently has his first Italian retrospective at MAXXI in Rome, and is following it up with a...

MOCA Displays Frank Gehry's Design for Chinese Museum!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My hero is Frank Gehry, the octogenarian genius who created the magnificent Walt Disney Hall, the startling Guggenheim Bilboa Spain building, and so much more.

'WE ARE ALL FREAKS'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

"It's intense in Portland. The sky is gray," Chris Johanson comments abruptly in the middle of our interview. The Los Angeles-based artist, who is hav...

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...of Museums

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Once upon a time -- a long, long time ago -- the world of art museums was a relatively quiet, scholarly domain of academic pursuit and aesthetic co...

Urs Fisher Art Exhibit at MOCA and Geffen Is Astonishing

Jay Weston | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I think that MOCA and its Geffen Contemporary offshoot, are really fulfilling their missions under the direction of a fellow named Jeffrey Deitch.

Paris Photo-LA: Lights, Camera, Action

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the world-famous landmarks of Los Angeles, which are your favorites? My choices would be the iconic Hollywood sign, and the gate entrance to ...

The MOCA Trustees Woke Up and Smelled the Coffee, at Last

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Today's breaking art news came to my inbox in the wee hours of the morning, in the form of a press release from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los ...

MOCA-National Gallery Deal A 'Big, Fat Nothing-Burger'

latimes.com | Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
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A proposed five-year collaboration deal between the troubled Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art in Was...

What's Behind MOCA's Plan to Ditch LACMA for the NGA? We Have No Clue

ARTINFO | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The last week has been something of a rollercoaster of news about the Los Angeles museum world. First, after months -- years, even! -- of financial tu...