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The MOCA, or Museum of Contemporary Art, is a contemporary art museum that has been serving the Los Angeles cultural scene since 1979 with three different sites: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center. It is, however, the first, MOCA Grand Avenue, which is the most interesting.
The museum houses one of the most developed collections of contemporary art in the world with nearly 5,000 works. MOCA's mission is to collect, present and interpret the artistic scene after the 1940s and to preserve this work for future generations. This work involves artistic research in the field, but also active support for the creation of new works and the production of original studies.
And that's what we love about MOCA, the mix of styles and genres. The opportunity to admire classical and famous works and while discovering emerging artists still little (or not known to the general public. A real mine of inspiration with exhibitions that rotate every 3 months and allow to discover this incredible multidisciplinary collection, mainly paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Retrospectives are also regularly organized; in the past Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg have had their place on the white walls of the MOCA. As for the permanent collection, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko and Diane Arbus are among the artists who can be admired all year round. The museum also has many sculptures by Louise Bourgeois.
The visit of the MOCA is therefore an essential part of a visit to L.A. The building itself is of an architectural style that stands out among the tall buildings of Bunker Hill: a low red brick building topped with a glass pyramid. The work of the Japanese artist Arata Isozaki is considered one of the ten best American architectural works

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Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 6pm, Thursday from 11am to 8pm, and weekends from 11am to 5pm. Adults: 15 US$, seniors: 10 US$, students: 8 US$, free for children under 12 years old. Free for all on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm. With your ticket, you can also visit the temporary exhibitions of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA located 20 minutes walk away.

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