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Sunday, January 5 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Celebrating Rothko: Preservation in the Public Spirit
Celebrating Rothko: Preservation in the Public Spirit
213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
3pm

Join conservator Tanya Thompson and senior curator Alma Ruiz, for a lively exploration of the history, materiality, and viewer experience of Rothko’s paintings. Lead Gallery Educator Bonnie Matthews Porter, who has viewed and discussed Rothko with over 20,000 visitors at MOCA, moderates. This program is part of a week-long celebration of Rothko’s works in the permanent collection, as the museum prepares to rotate and conserve the paintings.

FREE with museum admission
Space is limited, reservations strongly encouraged at moca.org/rsvp

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Sunday, January 5 at MOCA Grand Avenue
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection
Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection
Oct 5, 2013-Mar 31, 2014

With an emphasis on acquisitions made over the past several years, Room to Live features selected room-scale works and in-depth single-artist presentations from MOCA’s renowned permanent collection. Organized by Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition includes works spanning the 1960s to the present in a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and video. Artists featured include Joan Brown, Cosima von Bonin, Moyra Davey, Günther Förg, Samara Golden, Nan Goldin, Mark Handforth, John Knight, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Rodney McMillian, Rebecca Morris, Christian Phillipp Müller, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Andreas Slominski, Henry Taylor, Bob Thompson, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Marnie Weber, Amelie von Wulfen, and others.

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Sunday, January 5 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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Sunday, January 5 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland
Nov 2, 2013-Jan 26, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD

Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the work of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920–1991), two of the most recognizable figures of 20th century erotic art and forefathers of an emergent post-war gay culture. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and Guest Co-Curator Richard Hawkins, in collaboration with the artists’ respective Foundations, the exhibition will feature a selection of Laaksonen’s masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s photographs, photo-collages, and films, as well as his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial—where drawings by “Tom” were first published in 1957.

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