February 2013

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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
SCREENING: Herb & Dorothy
SCREENING: Herb & Dorothy
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
7pm

HERB & DOROTHY (2009, 87 minutes) chronicles the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who built one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Visit The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCA prior to the screening.
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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection
Feb 10, 2013-Mar 11, 2013

A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection presents selections from the 2011 gift by writer, professor, and collector Laurence A. Rickels of 122 works made almost exclusively between 1993 and 2003 by Los Angeles artists, with an emphasis on works on paper and photography.

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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Jason Schmidt: Some Los Angeles Artists
Jason Schmidt: Some Los Angeles Artists
Nov 17, 2012-Mar 11, 2013

Since 1997, photographer Jason Schmidt has been making intimate portraits of artists around the world as part of his ongoing project Artists. Selected from over 500 photographs that currently make up this series, the 23 images on view represent several generations of artists working in an array of disciplines-painting, sculpture, video, performance, and installation-all of whom are based in Los Angeles. Schmidt photographs each artist in a context that is significant to his or her work, whether the studio, the gallery, or the wider world.

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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCA
The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCA
Feb 10, 2013-Mar 11, 2013

In 2005 Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an extraordinary gift of artwork to the country by donating fifty works from their collection to fifty individual institutions across the United States. The Museum of Contemporary Art was chosen as the receiving institution in California and became part of the historic Fifty Works for Fifty States project, which includes significant works by Carl Andre, Lynda Benglis, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Edda Renouf, and Richard Tuttle, among others. MOCA will showcase a selection of this gift in its Grand Avenue building as a testament to the commitment of two contemporary art collectors and their wish to share their collection with the public.

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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
MOCA's Permanent Collection: A Selection Of Recent Acquisitions
MOCA's Permanent Collection: A Selection Of Recent Acquisitions
Feb 10, 2013-Mar 11, 2013

The efforts of MOCA’s Acquisition & Collection, Photography, and Drawings committees, as well as those of many generous individuals and institutions, have enabled the museum to cultivate one of the premier collections of contemporary art in the United States. Since 2010, key donations and purchases have brought significant artworks in a range of media, from paintings and sculptures to works on paper, videos, and installations, into the permanent collection.

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Thursday, February 21 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Ben Jones: The Video
Nov 3, 2012-Feb 24, 2013

Ben Jones: The Video is the West Coast solo museum debut of the artist's work. The exhibition features new videos and paintings that build upon the artist's previous work using the extracted and abstracted forms of technology and pop symbols of our time to create irreverent, surrealistic, and introspective narratives and environments, often defined by their kaleidoscopic arrays of day-glo colors. With a fluid sense of material, Jones has worked with traditional art media like painting, drawing and sculpture, but also animated music videos, produced zines and costumes, furniture and web art, cartoons and music.

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