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