Looking back on my first year at MOCA as the Director of Education and Public Programs, I am struck by the museum’s unwavering commitment to the importance of contemporary art as an educational tool. Through our flagship programs Contemporary Art Start (CAS) and the Teen Program, we challenge the more than 5,000 students and 100 teachers we serve annually to look closely and think differently.
With your support, we can continue to expand our excellent education and public programs. Arts education is a vital resource. Many of our local schools and communities have only limited access to arts education, but that is precisely where it is most desperately needed. Please join MOCA’s efforts to give our more than 300,000 annual visitors direct access to art and learning by making a contribution to MOCA’s annual fund today.
$100 buys one classroom kit for Contemporary Art Start. This kit includes the MOCA-designed curriculum guide and supplies for exhibition-related projects for children in grades 3-12.
$500 pays for one bus for our dynamic Teen Program field trips. MOCA Teens visit artist studios and exhibitions T other arts organizations across Los Angeles with our MOCA educators.
$1,000 purchases art-making supplies for one Sunday Studio. This free event offers family-friendly tours of the museum and art-making explorations inspired by the museum’s collection.
By making a gift to support our education programs, you allow MOCA to reach deeper into our surrounding communities where we can have a tangible impact. We aim to bring to MOCA even more artist-educators and public program speakers who reflect the diverse makeup of our museum audience. We strive to create meaningful experiences between the public and contemporary art—experiences capable of effecting change in the lives of the children and adults we serve. Please join me in acknowledging the importance of this work with a gift to the annual fund.
Director of Education and Public Programs