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The Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 250 S Grand Ave, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Smaller than it looks but still interesting

This is the kind of place that will challenge what you consider art and has some interesting stuff in it. I liked it but was a little disappointed how small it is considering how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Matt W
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the whole look and layout and feel of MoCA. Seeing Jackson Pollack's No.1 was surreal and I appreciated the Warhol's and Rothko's and Miro's displayed. Spend maybe two hours at MoCA then go down to LA Art Walk afterwards. Good collection of artworks and souvenirs at the gift shop, though on the expensive side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A rare rainy day in LA meant we could extend our time in here. Such a special exhibition and such a great space. We were there early afternoon for a couple of hours and it was virtually empty, making the exhibit even more special.

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Ashland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the museum pieces, but we're a little confused by their labeling, or not labeling system for the art. I suggest a visit to Chicago's Art Institute to learn how to present the art. Several staff staff members that we spoke to, asking questions about the exhibit, were pert and some were just plain rude.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

With the size of the small place, it is overpriced, should have been like $7-9 (it is $15). Not many exhibits and most of them are just ok. Disappointed! Should have been better. Tour guides are kind of annoying.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is the kind of place that will challenge what you consider art and has some interesting stuff in it. I liked it but was a little disappointed how small it is considering how big the building is. There's a lot of empty space that could house exhibits but doesn't. I don't regret paying the ticket price because they offer... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A museum filled with art by well known modern artists as well as lesser known contemporary artists. Encompassing a nice variety, the museum can be enjoyed without spending hours there. Although down flights of steps from the street, there is an elevator available by asking at the ticket window. A small café in the museum's courtyard offers an unusual assortment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When you visit LA, MOCA and LACMA akways are a must see if you care about fine art and the sense of what west coast creativity is. Great exhibits curated by the west coasts who's who.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent information in 5 stocks of religion, symbols and art of the Himmalayas. Ending up in Lhasa - top of the world. Take your time and readl, look and discover

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A museum of contemporary arts, it is a room lavishly decorated with beautiful colours and unique artistic works created only with plastics and natural things. It is an Excellent space for artists and because of its majestic vision it receives loads of tourists every year and has become a must see of Los Angeles. It’s also thrilling to experience a... More 

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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The MOCA is a good museum, but quite frankly, after hearing all the hype about the Broad across the street, I was somewhat disappointed. In short, I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the MOCA. Compared to the Broad Museum right across the street, the MOCA'S both the general collection as well as the Special exhibitions seem a... More 

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