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Tours

In order to protect the safety of visitors, staff, and artwork, MOCA is currently operating with capacity restrictions at both locations. Group reservations are subject to ticket availability. MOCA Grand Avenue tickets can be made here. Please note that admission to MOCA Grand Avenue is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Tickets to Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA require paid admission. A special group ticket rate of $8 per person is available to nonprofit and academic groups for Thursdays and Fridays only, subject to availability. These requests can be made here.

Talking Tours

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin. 

At MOCA Grand Avenue, Talking Tours depart from the lobby on the third Saturday of every month at 1pm and 3pm. Led by our team of knowledgeable educators, MOCA’s monthly public Talking Tours are a great way to connect to contemporary art for free. Each tour is designed to provide visitors with the opportunity to discuss, ask questions, and dive deeper into the works on view. Through these tours, our goal is to engage visitors, while expanding their appreciation and understanding of art.

Talking Tours are led by Olivia Leiter, an artist working in video, writing, and installation. As an educator, she is invested in pedagogy that foregrounds listening, attention, and equity. Olivia has exhibited artwork at Human Resources, The California Museum of Photography, The Echo Park Film Center, JOAN and The Fulcrum Press. Outside of MOCA, her gallery-based education experience includes Hauser and Wirth, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA. Olivia earned a BA in Politics from Brandeis University and MFA from the University of California, Riverside.

Spring and Summer 2022 Talking Tours Dates:
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20

"… [MOCA’s Talking Tours] show that art is for all to speculate on, and that all opinions are worthy to become a part of the discussion.”–Visitor Comment, 2019

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Private Tours

Subject to availability, Talking Tours may be scheduled for groups of 20 or fewer; colleges and universities are especially encouraged. 

Based on your interests, tours can be customized to provide a general overview of the museum or focus on a current exhibition. For more information, call 213/621-1745 or email education@moca.org at least one month in advance of your preferred tour date.

  • $100 per tour
  • Discounts available for non-profit and academic institutions
  • Additional charges apply for security and A/V during non-public hours

“…Thank you for the education and conversation about art and inspiration. This type of engagement is important to foster for generations to come.”–Visitor Comment, 2019

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are for groups and classes that would like to experience the museum at their own pace. For more information, call 213/621-1745 or email education@moca.org.

Book a Self-Guided Tour

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and should be made at least two weeks in advance. Group discounts are available for specially ticketed exhibitions.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

For more information about single and multiple visit tours for 3rd–12th grade student groups, click here.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray