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Paul Schimmel

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

Smoking Art in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, let me say that reports of the demise of the Downtown art scene have been greatly exaggerated. 2012-11-07-goldmandowntown.jpg

As MOCA's Money Woes Simmer, A Look at How Major Museums' Finances Work

ARTINFO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

In the wake of chief curator Paul Schimmel's controversial departure from L.A. MOCA, various stories have swirled about the museum, its dire financial...

Artist Group Creates Petition To Save MOCA

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Yesterday Robert Storr wrote for HuffPost Arts about "the ongoing fiasco" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, but we urge you to not give up on t...

Paul Schimmel Vs. Goliath

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been less than three weeks since Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator of MOCA, was fired and -- despite more than a dozen newspaper articles and an avalanche of reports on the Internet -- no one knows for sure what happened.

No Artists Left: Ed Ruscha Leaves MOCA Board

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

Ed Ruscha is the latest artist to resign from the board of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, leaving no artists left on the board. The t...

Katherine Brooks

MOCA Board Member Says Paul Schimmel Was Not Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts

The rumor mill has certainly been churning after reports from the LA Times and ARTINFO stated that the Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art...

MOCA Fires Chief Curator

The Informer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

Local arts blogger Mat Gleason broke the game-changing news last night that Paul Schimmel, chief curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art...

PLAN ForYourArt: April 7-13

Bettina Korek | Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

MOCA presents the artist-run radio project Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) as the spring 2011 collective for the ongoing Engagement Party series of events.

Art Dealer to Run Art Museum; MOCA to be Latest Deitch Project

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

When the LA Times revealed mega-art dealer Jeffery Deitch is to be the next head of MOCA, my reaction was the same as everyone's in the art world. Painfully bruised toes after my jaw dropped on them.