Well, every city’s got to have a showcase for all the weird, modern art out there, and ours is Downtown.
It was while I was on Jury duty at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown L.A. that I discovered the Museum of Contemporary Art or MOCA (or more specifically MOCA Grand Avenue – see below). We got an hour for lunch, and it turns out, Jurors got in free. (Mostly because they knew we’re only be there for an hour, tops).
That being said, the only way I’d go again, is if I was on Jury Duty again.
It’s not really MOCA’s fault. There’s nothing wrong with the Museum at all, it’s just the type of art they tend to display, versus my own tastes in Art.
I have a reasonably high standard when it comes to Art. If I can do it myself at home, then I’m not that impressed with what’s hanging in your gallery.
Needless to say, there was a lot of stuff at MOCA I thought I could pull off at home.
But your tastes may run more toward modern-modern art, if so MOCA is very much what you’re looking for. The photography isn’t bad. There’s even some…furniture? But it mostly wasn’t my bag.
I’m sorry but a rectangular piece of turquoise plastic just isn’t going to do it for me. (And yes I did see that at MOCA my last visit).
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Just know what you’re getting into, otherwise, there’s always LACMA.
PARKING: For the first time, ever…I am able to blockquote right from someone’s website about where to park. This should tell you how hard it is to get this information standardized:
MOCA Grand Avenue: Parking for MOCA Grand Avenue is available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for $9.00 with museum validation ($20 deposit required, $11 refunded upon exit). Entrance to the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s parking garage is on 2nd Street, between Grand Avenue and Hope Street, or on Lower Grand Avenue. MOCA does not maintain its own parking structure.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA