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The Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 250 S Grand Ave, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 213 626 6222
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Ranked #76 of 308 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Laguna Beach, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

While it's not MoMA (NYC) it is a great museum located in downtown LA. A wide variety of contemporary artists, and if you love 20th century classics, when in LA make it a point to go to MoCA. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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73 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a small museum in the heart of L.A. Depending on the exhibit, you can plan to visit in less than an hour. Multiple lunch and dinning options around.

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Milan
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8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went to see the Warhol exhibit and was pleasantly surprised with some pieces from their regular collection. Lovely location and near the wonderful architecture of The Disney Center.

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Carlsbad, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Park at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a reduction in parking, it is not free sadly. Great staff and docents, wonderful building, and delicious cafe. Fun way to spend a couple hours.

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California
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299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I am not usually a big fan of contemporary art, to the point that if an itinerary of mine has proven overly ambitious, it will be the contemporary art that faces the firing squad. But MOCA has never, in scores of visits, disappointed. It also has a nice gift shop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I'm generally not a fan of contemporary art and generally only last about 20 mins. This place is the exception for me. I went through it twice and revisited my favorites. I loved it and would recommend it to others!

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When my sister and I visited the Moca Grand Avenue, one weekend, we were able to join an "Exhibition Highlight Tour" which was just forming in the lobby. The tour lasted for approximately forty-five minutes and was led by an interesting and well-informed "professional gallery educator". The tour was conversational in nature. Therefore, I was able to have all of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went to MOCA with my daughter who studies art in London. We are use to go to art museums in Europe, Asia, South America and US. We were quite disappointed, since the 2 temporary exhibitions were not that special and the permanent collection on display either. We have seen much better choices in other museums. The curator seems to... More

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Austin, Texas
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

MOCA has good representation of the basics of modern art, but I think they shine with their special exhibits, most of which are truly contemporary, in that the artists are still living. They show a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary arts, and it is quite entertaining. Even if you don't like one exhibit, you're likely to enjoy others. You might even... More

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stepping in the the main gallery, you are immediately presented several works by modern masters: Giacometti, Klein, Basquiat, Baldessari, and others. Further in I really enjoyed the substantial collection of Nan Goldin photography. Check out the Thursday 5-7 pm free admission if you've only got a short period of time to enjoy.

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