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Members' Opening

Installation view of Mike Kelley, March 31-July 28, 2014 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo by Raymundo Barrera.

Members' Opening: The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Member Event

MOCA members are invited to celebrate the exhibition The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection with a members-only reception followed by a public opening. Forty years since its founding in 1979, MOCA has built one of the most legendary permanent collections in the world. To mark the museum’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity and prescience of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the collection as a changing, mutating landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Featuring a diverse range of artists new to and long associated with associated with the museum, the exhibition reflects a belief that MOCA’s histories and futures have always been multiple, ambitious, precious, and unique.