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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.

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 ...

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...

MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch Defends Himself

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

The news just keeps coming regarding the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)'s current woes. Its contentious director, Jeffrey Deitch, gave his side...

MOCA And The Art Of Being Unreasonable

Robert Storr | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Robert Storr

The urgent task is to save MOCA while it is still possible. Anything less will be a tragedy for Los Angeles in its struggle to match London, New York, and the cities of the future in Asia and the Middle East

PLAN ForYourArt: June 21-27

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Knowledges, a two day-long event and group show at the Mount Wilson Observatory, will feature the work of more than thirty contemporary Los Angeles artists including Dani Tull, Norman Klein, and Louisa Van Leer.

PLAN ForYourArt: May 3-9

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For Engagement Party Art Talk, MOCA has invited The Public School to present discussions about isolation, monitoring, and habitability against a backdrop of dissolving social institutions, familial structures, employment, and more.

Beauty and the Beast

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Mystery Circle is a dangerous, explosive work of art by the famous contemporary Chinese artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.

MOCA Pays Tribute To Mike Kelley

Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley, who passed away on February 1, was one of the most influential artists living in Los Angeles. His fearless approach made bad taste, dark ...

MOCA To Launch Original Video Channel

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art is hoping to tap into a popular interest in art with a new YouTube channel it's launching in July. Accordi...

Shepard Faireyâ„¢: On Street Art And Street Cred

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Shepard Fairey has grown up before the eyes of fans, peers and would be competitors. Undaunted by criticism he gets from both sides of his chosen voca...

'Black Swan' Tutus At Center Of New Art Exhibit

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — While Natalie Portman is celebrating her best actress nomination at the Academy Awards, the tutus she wore in "Black Sw...

WATCH: ART CENSORSHIP: Los Angeles MOCA Censors Street Artist BLU's Street Mural

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week has seen quite a whirlwind of censorship controversies. The protests at the Smithsonian have dominated the conversation, but yesterday Los ...