MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
California, United States
Phone: +1 213/626-6222
closed on: Tuesdays
Museum Type: Art
MOCA Grand Avenue Los Angeles from one California Plaza

Located in downtown L.A., MOCA Grand Avenue is the main venue of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles.

Above: One California Plaza with MOCA Grand Avenue on the right; photo by Lisa’s Point of View (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Building and site
The MOCA Grand is located on Grand Avenue, close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum. The 98,000 square feet, red stone-clad building, completed in 1987, was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

What to see at MOCA Grand Avenue
The museum houses the MOCA’s permanent collection, composed of artworks by European and American artists created from the 1940s to the present day, including pieces by Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Antoni Tàpies, Nam June Paik, Glenn Ligon, Ed Ruscha, Sharon Lockhart, Cy Twombly, Barbara Karsten, Julian Schnabel, Richard Tuttle, Wolfgang Tillmans and Andreas Gursky, to name a few.

Program of activities
The MOCA Grand Avenue hosts temporary exhibitions, special events, screenings, lectures, learning programs, and workshops. The museum includes the Lemonade cafe, serving hot and cold dishes and beverages, and a store.

Photos: 1 and 2 by Franklin Heijnen (CC BY-SA 2.0).

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