Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA





Before The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was created, Los Angeles was the only major United States city without a significant museum devoted solely to contemporary art. In spring 1979 a small group of private citizens, encouraged and aided by artists, collectors, museum directors, and curators worldwide, joined forces to remedy this situation. Tom Bradley, then mayor of Los Angeles, lent his support to their dream, and under his stewardship the project rapidly became a reality. Today the museum is housed in three facilities, MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (formerly the Temporary Contemporary) in Little Tokyo, and MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is located at California Plaza, 250 South Grand Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles. See the MOCA website for hours and admission fees.

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