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ART TALKS: Artists’ Perspectives
These talks by a selection of artists featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years explore a range of topics, from
in-depth discussions about one’s own art-making process and artistic practice to important influences and experiences
during one’s career. Attendance is free with museum admission and reservations are not required.
INFO 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
FREE with museum admission

SUNDAY, JAN 24, 3pm
In conjunction with Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, featured artist Llyn Foulkes discusses his varied work and career.

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THURSDAY, FEB 11, 6:30pm
Laura Owens discusses her work and that of her peers exhibited as part of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.

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SUNDAY, FEB 28, 3pm
Judy Fiskin discusses her work as well as the work of other artists included in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years whom have influenced her photo and video-based practice throughout her career.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 3pm
Join artist Ed Moses for a walkthrough of the installation of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years at MOCA Grand Avenue, where he will discuss his work.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 3pm
In conjunction with Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, artist Charles Gaines discusses his work and career.

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ART TALKS: Curators’ Perspective
Join MOCA curatorial staff on the third Thursday of the month as they lead a walkthrough discussing a specific
aspect, theme, or artist featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.

THURSDAY, DEC 17, 6:30pm
Join MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel for a walkthrough of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years as he discusses the organizing principles
for this comprehensive exhibition.

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THURSDAY, JAN 21, 6:30pm
MOCA Director of Publications Lisa Mark will explore the language-based works featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years in a walkthrough of the installation at
MOCA Grand Avenue.

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THURSDAY, FEB 18, 6:30pm
MOCA Associate Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a walkthrough of the installation of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30pm
Join MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz on a walkthrough of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years focusing on the Light and Space artists featured in the museum’s permanent collection.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30pm
MOCA Curatorial Assistant Christine Robinson leads a walkthrough and discussion of the film and video featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.

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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 6:30pm
MOCA Curator Philipp Kaiser will discuss the notion of expanded drawing in a walkthrough of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 6:30pm
MOCA Curatorial Assistant Lily Siegel will lead a walkthrough of the installation of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years at MOCA Grand Avenue.

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Art Talks are made possible by The Times Mirror Foundation Endowment, Good Works Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

First Sundays are For Families Workshops
These hands-on, artist-led workshops are FREE for families with children ages five and up. This family program
invites teens to drop in any time from 1–3:30pm, take a guided tour, and participate in artist-led workshops with their
friends. No reservations required.

INFO 213/621-1765 or fflores@moca.org

SUNDAY, DEC 6, 1–3:30pm
Join artists from LA ArtLab, an independent collective helping teens and young adults engage in the Los Angeles art scene, for hands-on gallery activities. Create poems and visual art inspired by Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years and then see your art come to life with the opportunity to share your words on stage with special guest poets and a live DJ.

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SUNDAY, JAN 3, 1–3:30pm
Engage with student artists from the MOCA Apprenticeship Program (MAP) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Internship Program who collaborated to design this one-of-kind family workshop event. Join LACMA Interns for an interactive tour of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years and discuss why MOCA’s collection is world-renowned. After the tour, meet MOCA Apprentices on the Sculpture Plaza for a hands-on activity exploring the art techniques and processes discussed during the tour.

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SUNDAY, FEB 7, 1–3:30pm
Meet and work with Los Angeles–based artist collective Finishing School in their hands-on workshop, “POSTWAR ART.” Investigating the statement that MOCA’s collection is “one of the most important collections of postwar art in the world,” POST WAR ART explores the meaning of this term historically and in the context of present day. After a guided tour and discussion of the politically charged works included in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, you will have the opportunity to make unique slogan-styled signs envisioning a “postwar” world, which will be used in a demonstration held in the galleries at the conclusion of the workshop.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1–3:30pm
Join us for a family tour of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years followed by an opportunity to meet our guest artist and create your own original artwork with family and friends. Teens are welcome.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 1–3:30pm
Drop-in and join fellow art fans for a family tour of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years followed by an opportunity to meet our guest artist and create your own original artwork.

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SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1–3:30pm
Don’t miss Big Family Day, the biggest family celebration of the year, featuring entertainment, art-making activities, and student docents from MOCA’s Contemporary Art Start program discussing Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 1–3:30pm
Join us for a family tour of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years followed by an opportunity to meet our guest artist and create your own original artwork with family and friends. Teens are welcome.

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First Sundays are For Families is generously supported by Bank of America, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Teen Night 2010
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 7–10pm
For one night a year, teens take over the museum for an extravaganza of art, music, and more. Inspired by the exhibition Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, this year’s Teen Night features live performances by local bands and DJs, a student art exhibition, art-making activities, and refreshments. Bring your friends, and join teens from all over Southern California for the biggest party of the year.
INFO 213/621-1745 or fflores@moca.org
FREE

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Before MOCA: Two artists’ perspectives of Los Angeles in the 1970s
THURSDAY, NOV 19, 7pm
Join William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg, both of whom are featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, for a conversation with independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides about the experience of making and presenting work in the 1970s. This event is hosted by X-TRA, Los Angeles’s longest running contemporary art journal.
FREE

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Herb & Dorothy Screening
SUNDAY, DEC 13, 3pm
Herb & Dorothy tells the story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the world’s most important contemporary art collections with very modest means. In 2008, MOCA was the recipient of 50 works from this extraordinary collection through The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States initiative, several of which are on view as part of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.
INFO 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
FREE with museum admission

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Course: Photography in the Style of…
SATURDAYS: JAN 23 and 30; FEB 6, 20, and 27; and MARCH 6
Stepping into the shoes and behind the lens of a visionary photographer can be a transformative experience. Offered in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, this six-session course draws on the photography and artists in the exhibition as a source of inspiration for both subject and methodology. For the first class, participants will visit the exhibition and tour the works on view. Over the following five weeks, related historical and conceptual movements including street photography, portraiture, and urban and architectural photography will be explored via class discussion, text, and imagery. In addition, students will be given weekly assignments based on work by artists included in Collection such as Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Lee Friedlander, and Rineke Dijkstra. Students are encouraged to experiment with their own style through study and execution of the techniques discussed in class.

Instructor: Janice Gomez is a visual artist with a specialty in photography and installation art who has exhibited her work extensively in California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.

INFO/REG 310/825-9971 or uclaextension.edu
$285 MOCA members, reg #V5084B
$300 general, reg. #V50565

11am–2pm, MOCA GRAND AVENUE
9am–noon, UCLA Extension, Westwood

Contemporary Art 101
SATURDAYS: APRIL 17–MAY 8, 11am–2pm
Using the work in Collection MOCA’s First Thirty Years as a resource, art historian Gwen Robertson will introduce participants to the major movements and ideas in art since the postwar era. The four-session course will include slide presentations and gallery discussions.
Instructor: Gwen Robertson is an art historian and MOCA educator.
Advance registration required

INFO/REG213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
$130 MOCA members; $150 nonmembers

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