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On Bunker Hill: A walk with Harry Gamboa Jr.
On Bunker Hill: A walk with Harry Gamboa Jr.

On Bunker Hill: A walk with Harry Gamboa Jr.

Member Event

MOCA members at the MOCA Associate level and above are invited to a guided walk with MOCA collection artist Harry Gamboa Jr. The one mile walk will start at MOCA Grand Avenue and end at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo.

Growing up in nearby Boyle Heights, Gamboa spent significant time in the Bunker Hill neighborhood prior to the construction of MOCA. Blending history with personal reflection on the areas surrounding the museum, Gamboa will share insights on a walk from MOCA Grand Avenue to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Taking his artwork currently on view in the exhibition Long Story Short as a jumping off point, members will experience firsthand Gamboa’s practice as an artist who produces ephemeral acts against the vastness of the urban landscape.

Participants will be provided water and snacks for the walk, as well as transportation back to MOCA Grand Avenue.

An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the MOCA Associate level ($375) and above. Memberships can be purchased or renewed online. If you would like to upgrade an existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at

About Harry Gamboa Jr. 
Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator. Gamboa was the founder and director of the international performance troupe, Virtual Vérité (2005-2017) and the co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), a Los Angeles-based performance group. Gamboa is currently the co-director of the Program in Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts.

His work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, including the J.P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C; Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, among others.