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Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA Temporary Image 05

Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio; Lives in Los Angeles, California)
Untitled #40, 1994-1995
40 Platinum prints
Paper: 2 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. (5.72 × 17.15 cm)each
Frame: 8 3/4 × 14 3/8 in. (22.23 × 36.51 cm)each
Collection of Mauricio Marciano

Zócalo Public Square and MOCA Present Were the '90s L.A.'s Golden Age?


The 1990s were a rough time in Los Angeles, marked by AIDS, record homicides, a recession, the unrest spurred by Rodney King’s beating, the Northridge earthquake, and Prop 187. But fears that the city was about to break inspired unprecedented levels of creativity, growth, and civic engagement. Inspired by the exhibition Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, a panel of L.A. observers asks: How might we recapture that ’90s spirit? This program inaugurates a quarterly collaboration between Zócalo Public Square and MOCA.

Gregory Rodriguez

Todd Boyd
Fernando Guerra
Harold Meyerson
Helen Molesworth

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program at the MOCA Box Office. Fifteen 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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