Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

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Appointments & departures

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles names Johanna Burton of the Wexner as its first executive director

Burton will run the museum with Klaus Biesenbach, who has been reassigned as artistic director in a restructuring

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Obituaries

Eli Broad, who helped reshape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, has died, aged 87

Billionaire art collector, businessman and philanthropist founded the museum that bears his name and helped shore up Disney Concert Hall, Lacma and MOCA

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Resignations

Senior curator and human resources director resign from MOCA in Los Angeles

Curator cites management resistance to diversity effort, and personnel manager describes a “hostile environment”

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Museum directors

MOCA in Los Angeles will redefine its director’s duties and hire a new executive to oversee operations

Klaus Biesenbach will serve as artistic director once a financial leader is in place

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Art education

Wave of museum educator redundancies worldwide sparks open letter

Art historians and curators urge galleries to support education staff during coronavirus crisis

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coronavirus

LA Art Book Fair cancelled over fear of spread of coronavirus

Decision on MOCA event affects over 350 exhibitors from around two dozen countries

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Politics

US artists and museums join forces to fire up voters

Artists and activists gather in Los Angeles later this month for the first For Freedoms Congress, a three-day event to spur voter engagement

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Embracing the visual overload: Los Angeles show celebrates the Pattern and Decoration movement

Museum of Contemporary art exhibition goes beyond the anti-Minimalist tagline

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Ten must-see shows during Frieze Los Angeles

From Paul McCarthy's monkey self-portrait to a New York apartment made of polyester, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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The Year Ahead 2020

The biggest exhibitions around the world in 2020

From Artemisia to Abramović, Old Masters to Olmecs, and Richter to Roman antiquities—here are next year's must-see shows

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Museums & Heritage

LA MOCA reimagines its Geffen Contemporary outpost as performance and event space

New programme at Little Tokyo satellite is named after trustee Wonmi Kwon, who funded it with $5m gift

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Museums & Heritage

MOCA to offer free general admission after $10m gift from board president

The change has been a long-time wish for some leaders at the Los Angeles museum

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Exhibitions

Forty years rocking the foundations in Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its anniversary by looking back over the past four decades

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Exhibitions

For her final show at MoCA LA, curator Helen Molesworth chews on the meaning of 'termite art'

Inspired by an underground essay written by the late artist Manny Farber, the exhibition concept is anything but clear-cut

Interview

‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach

The Los Angeles museum’s longest-serving director shares his recommendations for its newly appointed leader

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Philippe Vergne to step down as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

The announcement that he and the board “mutually elected” not to renew his contract comes on the heels of the chief curator Helen Molesworth’s surprise departure

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Appointments & departures

Helen Molesworth is out as LA MoCA's chief curator

The director Philippe Vergne reportedly fired her as the two clashed over the museum's programming

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Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

Young collectors collaborate for MoCA

The Director’s Council comprises 25 to 30 names from the fashion, entertainment and finance industries.

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Jeffrey Deitch

Deitch archive will remain on site in Soho

The archive is expected to be available to the public by spring 2011

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Jeffrey Deitch

Deitch: first glimpse of plans for Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art could see Ofili's Tate survey enter its doors

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Jeffrey Deitch

Jeffrey Deitch bags top job as director of MoCA, Los Angeles

Gallerist turns museum director

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Jeffrey Deitch

Suspicions and speculations as Jeffrey Deitch is appointed as MoCA's director

Why is it that a move from the commercial sector to the non-profit is seen as scandalous?

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Museums

Eli Broad uses Art Basel in mission to prevent LA Moca's closure

Appeals which demonstrated the museum's necessary and individual character were made to target potential patrons

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Exhibitions

Warhol exhibition arrives in London

This show has been in Berlin, and will next travel to Los Angeles

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Exhibitions

The infancy of Pop Art on show at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art

Exploring the early works of Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol and the young masters of Pop