|In the unlikeliest location in downtown Los Angeles, tucked behind the Asian American Museum (making a great two-stop visit), is one of the city’s art treasures ? MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary.
Opened in 1983 as the temporary exhibition space while the Arata Isozaki-designed building at California Plaza was being built for the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Geffen Contemporary was once known (and always loved) as The Temporary Contemporary.
Contemporary itself, the museum was converted from warehouse space by one of Los Angeles finest artists, Architect Frank Gehry. Although the collection exhibited is remarkable, so is the Gehry design.
In 1955 MOCA received a $5-million gift from The David Geffen Foundation, in recognition of which, The Temporary Contemporary became The Geffen Contemporary.
Tickets issued at either branch of MOCA will enable you to visit both branches.
General Admission: $8
Students with I.D.: $5
Seniors (65+): $5
Children under 12: Free
Free admission to all venues:Thursday, 5-8pm