Welcome to The Museum of Contemporary Art. With two distinct venues—MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA—and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, we engage audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing.
Advance ticket reservations are now available! Tickets will be released every two weeks on Tuesday at noon.
All visitors, including members, need to get advance timed-entry tickets online. Tickets cannot be reserved on-site. Phone reservations are available at the MOCA Box Office by calling 213-633-5351 between the hours of 11am-5pm Thursday—Sunday. General admission to MOCA is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.
Effective September 30, 2021, MOCA will require that all visitors age 12 and older show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to visit.
FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
You are considered fully vaccinated if you are:
- Two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; OR
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
- MOCA will recognize vaccines approved by the World Health Organization only.
What counts as proof of vaccination? You must provide both:
- Your vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine provided and the date(s) dose(s) administered), a digital vaccine record, or a legible photograph of the vaccination card; AND
- Your photo ID.
What counts as proof of a negative COVID-19 test? You must provide both:
- An email or other written documentation (on your phone or printed out) that clearly shows:
- The entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service);
- Your full name;
- The date of the test is within 48 hours prior to your visit;
- A negative result; AND
- Your photo ID.
Both rapid and PCR tests are accepted. Un-proctored home tests will not be accepted.
The above policy is subject to revision at any time.
Protecting the health and well-being of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We require all staff and visitors to wear a face mask when entering the museum and to maintain a six-foot distance from anyone outside of their own household at all times. Please note that group reservations are not permitted at this time, in compliance with LA County Public Health orders.
VISITOR CODE OF CONDUCT
The Museum of Contemporary Art is committed to making the experience of art accessible. We welcome and serve all visitors in an inclusive and safe environment. To ensure all visitors have a safe and memorable experience, we ask staff and visitors to be considerate of others as we share this space. If you need assistance, see something odd, or just need to borrow a pencil, please let a Gallery Attendant (MOCA staff wearing all black) know how we can help.
We ask everyone to adhere to the following guidelines:
Let’s stay safe together! Please respect our staff and your fellow art lovers!
- Do not visit MOCA if you are feeling sick, have a fever, or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. A contactless temperature check station is in the lobby for your protection.
- Staff and visitors are required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times on MOCA premises, even outside! Neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable. Children under age 2 are not required to wear masks.
- Maintain physical distancing, stay 6 feet apart from other visitors and staff.
- Follow all signage and staff instructions.
- Tickets must be reserved in advance.
- All visitors must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to visit.
Please enjoy our artwork with your eyes! However, please keep two feet of distance from all works of art. Even a slight touch can damage the surface so we ask that you leave touching the art to the professionals. If artwork is interactive, we’ll be sure to let you know. Help us protect the artwork for future generations of visitors!
Adult supervision of all children is required. Young children may not be carried on the shoulders, but strollers are welcome and available for check-out at the reception or lobby desk. Please inquire in the lobby for a Family Guide to use with your children as you go through the exhibition!
Food, drinks, backpacks (even if they are purses), and large bags are not allowed in the museum, and we cannot hold them for you. Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, MOCA staff will not handle or store these items. Kindly leave them behind prior to your visit. We appreciate you helping us keep the Museum clean and safe for our visitors and staff.
Photos are welcome in the museum! Just please turn off your flash and put away your tripods, selfie sticks, stabilizers, gimbals, or any equipment that extends the reach of your camera. We only ask that you do not photograph any security equipment, emergency exits, or staff members without consent.
Shirts and shoes please. We ask that all guests wear appropriate attire as they enjoy the museum.
We love pencils! All guests are permitted to take notes and make sketches in the galleries using pencils. Please keep ink, charcoal, markers, oils, and other liquid media at home or safely stowed away.
Service animals are welcome at MOCA. Please note that pets and emotional support animals are not permitted. We are happy to accommodate ADA Service Animals in our galleries.
Wheelchairs are available for check-out at the reception or lobby desk. Just inquire with a friendly MOCA Gallery Attendant when you arrive on-site. Wheelchairs will be wiped down with sanitizing supplies between uses.
MOCA reserves the right to refuse admission, control occupancy, or eject/remove any person for any reason without refund, including violating the code of conduct or exhibiting unsafe, inappropriate, or disruptive behavior, or behavior likely to cause damage. Willful violation of the Code of Conduct will result in the person being given a warning by MOCA staff or security and asked to cease and discontinue the behavior immediately. MOCA reserves the right to take immediate action at its sole discretion.
MOCA is a member of the Safe Space Alliance. We do not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.
GROUP VISITS & TOURS
In order to protect the safety of visitors, staff, and artwork, MOCA is currently operating with capacity restrictions at both venues. Group reservations are subject to ticket availability.
All Grand Avenue ticket reservations can be made here. General admission to MOCA Grand Avenue is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.
Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is a specially-ticketed exhibition that requires paid admission. For nonprofit and academic groups, a special group ticket rate of $8 per person is available for Thursdays and Fridays only, subject to availability. These group requests can be made here.
We are not offering guided tours at this time at either location. Upon arrival, we ask groups to stagger their entry into the museum and not congregate in galleries or other indoor spaces. For groups of more than 5 people, we kindly ask that you divide your group into smaller subgroups as you move through the galleries.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
We are happy to schedule American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for special tours, lectures, and other talk-focused public programs with two weeks' notice. Request an interpreter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.