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Temple and Alameda connects to: Untitled 1973 Newport Harbor Museum

Maria Nordman, Temple and Alameda connects to: Untitled 1973 Newport Harbor Museum, 1995/2000/2008/2012/2019, site-specific and time-specific structure at Temple and Alameda Streets, Los Angeles, 2019. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA: a new work specific to time and place is made for MOCA’s exhibition “The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection,” dimensions variable, 10 a.m. (on loan at the back facade in a loading dock of the Geffen). Courtesy of the artist.

Museum Exterior Tour
Bennett Simpson on The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Lecture Canceled

*UPDATE: We regret to inform that this program has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Putting a playful spin on the traditional exhibition walkthrough, MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson tours viewers through The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection by solely focusing on works on the peripheries of, and in the very bones of, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Renovated by Frank Gehry in 1983, the architecture of the building itself is an iconic part of this exhibition. Simpson’s walkthrough focuses on key works by Maria Nordman, Barbara Kruger, Nancy Rubins, and Chris Burden that have been specifically reinvigorated or restaged for the museum’s 40th anniversary.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members at any time on the day of the program. Thirty minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

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