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Only Modern Works Dot the Walls at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

April 8, 2015 9:02 am

Housed in a former police car warehouse, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is one of three Museums of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, all of which exclusively display contemporary art. All of the media and art displayed in this 40,000-square-foot gallery has been created in the years since 1940. Locals like the temporary exhibitions here, including the recent Mike Kelley exhibit and the Art in the Streets exhibit. The permanent collections include works by artists such as Mark Rothko, Jim Shaw, Hanne Darboven, Franz Kline, Kara Walker, Barry Le Va, Claes Oldenburg, and even Jackson Pollock.

Current exhibits at the Geffen are showcasing the works of artists such as Andy Warhol, Marjorie Cameron, Danny Lyon, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand. The permanent collections boast about 6,800 objects in a range of artistic mediums, made possible by gifts from major art collectors and by the museum’s own acquisitions. The Geffen is also the home of Hello Kitty Con, an event that celebrates the classic cartoon kitty.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

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Happy Spring!

April 2, 2015 9:03 am

Everything is starting to bud and bloom! What are you doing to enjoy this lovely change in weather?

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Sip a Latte at These Independent Coffeeshops in Los Angeles

March 27, 2015 10:02 am

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a morning meeting or to catch up with friends, Los Angeles’s many independent coffee shops are charming alternatives to the large chain options. Here are just two great indie coffee houses in the L.A. area.

Balconi Coffee Company
Located in L.A.’s Sawtelle neighborhood, Balconi Coffee Company is an art-filled coffee shop with bright red walls and comfortable seating. Balconi uses a unique siphon process to brew each roast, and though it takes a bit longer than typical brewing, it’s well worth it once you take that first sip. Regulars love the Almond Essence latte, but the menu also includes a variety of more traditional espresso drinks as well. Whether you prefer black coffee with subtle undertones or a milky latte to wake you up in the morning, Balconi Coffee Company's baristas can craft it with true expertise.

Spring for Coffee
Spring for Coffee sources all of its beans from high quality roasters to ensure the best tasting cup, and it offers a wide variety of brewing methods and equipment to meet each customer’s individual preferences. The shop itself is located in bustling downtown Los Angeles, and its interior is very quaint and cozy. The long wooden bar features a few pastries in addition to its coffees, and the stylish, comfortable outdoor seating is perfect for a sunny California afternoon.

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