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Saturday, September 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations
3pm

Join us for the book launch of OUTSIDE THE LINES: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists, curated by Souris Hong-Porretta. Enjoy DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and Dylan Nathan aka JEGA as well as activity stations for drawing and coloring. Over 50 artists will be on site to sign copies of the book.

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Saturday, September 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
André Saraiva: Dream Concerts
Aug 8, 2013-Nov 4, 2013

In Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles, show posters for concerts with all-star lineups have been tempting passersby and drivers to attend Madison Square Garden or the Bowery Ballroom, L'Elysee Montmartre or the Wiltern. The months and days of these concerts are listed but not the years, spelling errors are spotted-choice exclusions that add to the growing doubt that these dream acts will ever grace the stage all together on one night. Double-take on these worn posters and you're not even sure if they're coming up or something missed and legendary from long ago, but posted in public space, the anticipation is real. Upon closer inspection we see that these epic concert announcements are actually paintings of lineups that only exist in the imagination of artist Andre Saraiva. Included in MOCA's groundbreaking Art in the Streets, (2011) the artist returns to the museum for an installation of these painted announcements in the Broad Lobby, visual evidence of the buzz that signs can create when circulated in the streets.

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Saturday, September 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Mar 3, 2013-Jan 13, 2014

Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a chronological installation of significant works from MOCA's collection from the 1940s to the present. Representing important historical movements such as abstract expressionism, minimalism, pop art, conceptual art, and postmodernism, as well as recent works by Los Angeles-based artists, the exhibition includes works by Richard Artschwager, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Hanne Darboven, Willem deKooning, Mark Grotjahn, Franz Kline, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Rodney McMillian, Cady Noland, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ray, Mark Rothko, and others.

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Saturday, September 21 at MOCA Grand Avenue
RETNA: Para mi gente
Apr 21, 2013-Nov 4, 2013

Los Angeles-based artist RETNA has a created an extensive environment inside the MOCA galleries, employing his sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy, and illuminated script, which mirrors his sprawling public murals. Drawing upon Egyptian, Arabic, Hebrew, Old English, East Asian, and Native American typographies, RETNA has crafted his own lexicon and visual vocabulary that speaks to larger world histories and cross-cultural commonalities.

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Saturday, September 21 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Chris Johanson: Within The River of Time Is My Mind
Chris Johanson: Within The River of Time Is My Mind
Jun 30, 2013-Oct 13, 2013

MOCA presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson The exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

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