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In Conversation: Ken Gonzales-Day

Installation view of Long Story Short, January 15, 2023–December 3, 2023 at MOCA Grand Avenue. Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Photo by Jeff McLane.

In Conversation: Ken Gonzales-Day

Member Event

Members at the Contributing level and above are invited to a conversation between MOCA collection artist Ken Gonzales-Day and MOCA Curator Anna Katz. Taking place in the galleries of Long Story Short, the pair will discuss Gonzales-Day's practice as well as his two photographs currently on view in the exhibition.

An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the Contributing level ($200) and above. If you would like to upgrade your existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at

About Ken Gonzales-Day 
Ken Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded photographic projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems. Gonzales-Day is a Getty scholar and a Terra Foundation and Smithsonian Museum fellow. In 2018, he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Fletcher Jones Chair in Art at Scripps College and professor of art, Gonzales-Day’s exhaustive research and book Lynching in the West, 1850-1935 (2006) led to a re-evaluation of the history of lynching in this country. The book shed light on the little-known history of frontier justice and vigilantism and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.