06/28/2012 01:18 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2012

MOCA Fires Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator: Is This Part Of Eli Broad's Downtown Takeover?

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 for over two decades -- the same man who made L.A. art relevant again with his show "Helter Skelter" -- has been fired from his longtime post. And at 9:10 a.m. this morning, the Los Angeles Times confirmed: "The firing was made by the museum's board of trustees and is effective immediately."

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