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MOCA Pacific Design Center (CLOSED)

Art, Galleries West Hollywood Free
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Pacific Design Center.
Photograph: Michael Juliano Pacific Design Center.

Originally a destination for decorators and design snobs, PDC had come to embody the shallow gloss LA is famous for, further amplified by its abstract RGB artifice. With the addition of a MOCA exhibition space to the design complex in 2000, PDC finally turned the corner from glorified shopping mall to serious art destination. Over the past few years a focused effort has been made to further raise the artistic profile of the center, enticing art dealers to its cavernous halls in hopes of building PDC into a gallery hub... and they’re succeeding. Clustered in the blue building (aka Center Blue or the “Blue Whale”) notable galleries include Young Projects and Industry. 


Venue name: MOCA Pacific Design Center (CLOSED)
Address: 8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat, Sun 11am–6pm
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Interesting outpost of MOCA situated at the lucite-like glass paradise of the Pacific Design Center.  Located just off San Vicente, it's just south of the red building in the main plaza.  Rotating exhibits and a gift shop, wander in if you're in the neighborhood.  It's also close to the gorgeous WeHo library, and the main drag of Santa Monica Blvd. That said, if you make it a destination--parking sucks.  Parking in the complex itself is expensive--best to find a meter on the street.  The space is small, so unless it's totally packed, or you're contemplating every piece, your visit will last 30 minutes to an hour at most. 

The Pacific Design Center is a great place to walk around during the day.  It's like a shopping mall for interior designers.  It's a great place to and get inspiration from the interior design world's top companies!