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“What is contemporary today?”

The Museum of Contemporary Art
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Huntington Beach, California
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“What is contemporary today?”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The MOCA lately went through some stormy times, but this is not what should be of any concerns as long it fulfills its main purpose: To present great Contemporary Artwork. Until January 2014 it mainly focuses on parts of its Permanent Collections, good to become familiar with the last decades not as exciting if you are keen to learn about new trends in the art world. This need is satisfied by looking at the temporary ( Until September) exhibition of Los Angeles based Artist RETNA, which was opened on April 21. His work is due to MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch totally contemporary.

Visited March 2013
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Saddle River, New Jersey
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“Not MOMA!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I was expecting MOCA's permanent collection to be exciting, challenging and more diverse. Disappointing museum for a big city like LA. The items in the museum shop were overpriced and poorly presented. Wake up MOCA, you can do better!

Visited April 2013
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La Habra, California
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“wow”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

lots to see. very impressive and well worth the price of a ticket. great for the whole family. best time to go is before the spring when all the schools take the students there for their field trips.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Unusual”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Rather stark museum with stark modern art. I didn't care for any of the displays but if this is your thing its definitely worth seeing. MOMA this is not.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Cool exhibits and bookstore”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Went here a couple times while in LA. Never too packed which allows for a private viewing type experience. Nice café outside (Lemonade) for lunch. The book store is what set this museum apart. I got a coupe of great coffee table books on LA Street Art from here for half off!!

Visited January 2013
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