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Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA

Museums, Art and design Downtown
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MOCA Grand Ave
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The main branch of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) houses thousands of artworks crafted from 1940 until now. Spend half an hour or an entire afternoon absorbing contemporary pieces from lesser known artists, punctuated by sightings of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock works. For just $12 ($7 students and seniors), you can have your run of the place, including a free audio tour and access to outdoor installations. If you plan your visit for a Thursday night between 5pm and 8pm, admission to MOCA Grand Ave is on the house.

By: Amanda Montell


Venue name: Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA
Address: 250 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon 11am-5pm; Thu 11am-8pm; Fri 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Price: General Admission $12; Students $7; Seniors $7; Ages 12 and under free
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I love the MOCA! I have been here a few times for various exhibits, they are always contemporary and cutting edge. Such a different vibe than some of the other museums in LA. I also love the location, coming here gets me out of the bubble that museum row can be sometimes. I definitely recommend coming here, no matter the exhibit! 


I finally went to MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art – on South Grand Avenue, and it was a delightful surprise. The museum and staff are well organized and you can visit the museum on your own, or wait for a tour, that starts at 6pm and 7pm, at least those were the available tours on the day I went. The collection is beautiful, where you can find a video installation at the beginning very interesting, called Factory of the Sun, created by Hito Steyerl. I really recommend a visit, and if possible, why not go on Thursdays, because admission is free from 5pm to 8pm! 


I recently went to MOCA and absolutely loved it!! They have a wide selection of exhibits up with knowledgable docents which was a huge bonus! Lemonade is also right there which is very convenient!