Imagine a mom walking into MOCA with her 4-year old daughter. It’s one of their favorite places to visit together in Los Angeles, a place the mom often visited when she was young. Upon entering the building, they are welcomed by a Visitor Services Representative who hands the daughter a MOCA Family Guide. They are encouraged to look, draw, write about their findings, and explore the works together as a family in the galleries. Upon completing the activity set, the pair receives a pass to visit MOCA again, perhaps planting the seed for the young girl’s future as an artist, educator, philanthropist, activist, or writer.
MOCA is a place of togetherness, discussion, progress, and refuge—a place where we enjoy the very best in art, culture, and shared human values, where artists show us the world we have constructed in all its complexity and beauty. MOCA is a museum where any young child can see herself, her family, and her community in works by artists from various backgrounds including Arthur Jafa, Kahlil Joseph, Anna Maria Maiolino, Kerry James Marshall, Laura Owens, Jackson Pollock, Adrián Villar Rojas, Andy Warhol, and Haegue Yang.