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by Meiri S (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer, living in Melbourne. I enjoy uncovering hidden in plain sight gems.
Published September 15th 2018
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MOCA Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

MCA has a number of different locations around L.A. They include Grand Avenue, Geffen Contemporary, Pacific Design Centre & Double Negative

I went to the Grand Avenue MOCA, which is directly opposite The Broad Contemporary Art Gallery and a short walk from The Angels Flight. It's also a stone's throw from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a relatively short walk to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Biltmore Hotel (think Ghostbusters movie circa 1988). There is parking nearby, but I'd be inclined to take an uber or catch a cab (have your money ready if you're catching a cab - it is LA!).

MOCA Entrance Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles


On street level, you'll see the box office to buy your tickets. The tickets are affordable - $25 for Adults, Students $8, Seniors $6, Children under 12 - free and jurors - free. Follow the stairs down to the entrance. On entering, you'll be asked to show your ticket (and there, you'll also the see the guest book and various other marketing things). To the left, there is a lovely cafe that you can sit in before or after your Art Rendezvous.

MOCA Los Angeles
MOCA Los Angeles


Once you get inside, you'll find yourself wandering through some larger and smaller gallery spaces. It is not an immense art museum (considering L.A's population) but it was big enough to spend a good couple of hours experiencing the art on offer. I was most impressed with the diversity of art. There were a couple of large craft installations, some short and then one full-length video, photos and even some artwork by Jackson Pollock.

MOCA Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles


You will find the MOCA shop on the ground level, up a couple of steps.
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Why? American Contemporary Art
When: Mon 11am - 6pm Tues Closed Wed 11am - 6pm Thur 11am - 8pm Fri 11am - 6pm Sat 11am - 5pm Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone: 213/626-6222 info@moca.org
Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Members: Free General Admission (valid all day at both DTLA locations): $15 Students with I.D.: $8 Seniors (65 ): $10 Children under 12: Free Jurors with I.D.: Free
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