Today is Art Museum Day–MOCA will be free all day!
Today is Art Museum Day–MOCA will be free all day

Art Museum Day 2017

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Greg Tate: “Black American culture has cultivated a tendency to flourish in the face of tragedy; grinding lemonade out of strange fruit has been a staple practice for radical renewal since we got dragged here.” Tomorrow at 7PM, art, music, and literature critic Greg Tate will lecture on the work of Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Grand! Tate has been a leading voice on contemporary Black music,...
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Tomorrow, as a part of Art Museum Day 2017, MOCA will be offering free admission to the public! This year's theme for Art Museum Day is Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities. This theme celebrates the vital role art museums play as cultural, educational, and economic anchors, helping make their communities great places to live and work. Now, more than ever before, it is critical that we come...
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Read this interview with Kerry James Marshall in Art21, in which he discusses “correcting the cannon”!
Read this interview with Kerry James Marshall in Art21 in which he

Correcting the Canon — Art21

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NTS broadcasts direct from the courtyard at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in collaboration with B&O PLAY. Listen back to a selection of live sets from the Based God himself, psych-experimentalist Sun Araw, afro punk band F U Pay Us, Akashik's Alima and more. NTS, MOCA and B&O Play by...
MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 05/12/2017

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Advance tickets have sold out; standby tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. bit.ly/2qJCfOH
Advance tickets have sold out standby tickets will be available at the

Arthur Jafa's Dreams Are Colder Than Death

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Greg Tate has been a leading voice on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s. Through his signature mix of vernacular poetics and cultural criticism, Tate elucidates how race, gender, and class shape popular culture and why visionary Black aesthetics, philosophies, and politics help define 21st-century...
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​In person: Saidiya Hartman

Arthur Jafa’s documentary Dreams Are Colder Than Death (2014) asks what it means to be Black in 21st-century America. Interviewing Black specialists and uncommon folks about what they think—and more importantly, what they know—Jafa captures a stream of the Black consciousness and a kaleidoscopic glimpse at Black American life. Among the film’s participants is...
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In person Saidiya Hartman Arthur Jafas documentary Dreams Are Colder Than Death

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​MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson leads a walk-through of Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010. The retrospective, which premiered at Dia:Beacon in 2014, is the first to survey Andre’s entire oeuvre. It includes the artist’s defining sculptures—modular arrangements of building and industrial materials such as brick stacks, metal squares, slabs, and timber blocks—and an unprecedented...
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MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson leads a walkthrough of Carl Andre Sculpture

Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 walk-through

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MOCA is very excited to announce that Lil B "THE BASEDGOD" will be having a rare performance at NTS Radio @ MOCA w/ B&O PLAY tomorrow afternoon at MOCA Geffen! Unfortunately, Xavier Wulf will no longer be playing. RSVP!

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Tomorrow at 7PM: MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson leads a walk-through of Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010. The retrospective, which premiered at Dia:Beacon in 2014, is the first to survey Andre’s entire oeuvre. It includes the artist’s defining sculptures—modular arrangements of building and industrial materials such as brick stacks, metal squares, slabs, and timber blocks—and an...
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Tomorrow at 7PM MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson leads a walkthrough of

Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 walk-through

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Unfortunately, due to a water main break in DTLA the galleries at MOCA Grand Avenue are closing at 1PM this afternoon–but all other MOCA locations are still open to the public, including The Geffen Contemporary located one mile away in Little Tokyo.
Unfortunately due to a water main break in DTLA the galleries at
Currently on view at our neighbor institution the Japanese American National Museum: In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of...
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Currently on view at our neighbor institution the Japanese American National Museum

Moving Day | Instructions to All Persons | Japanese American National Museum

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Arthur Jafa; “From very early on at Howard [University], I’d have conversations with Haile [Gerima], Alonzo Crawford and Abiyi Ford. I’d say, ‘What is Black Cinema?’ and they’d say ‘It’s not Hollywood.” And I’d be like, ‘But wait…hold it.’ If Hollywood does narrative, does that mean black cinema can’t have narrative? If if it's in color, does Back Cinema have to be in black and white? It...
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Arthur Jafa From very early on at Howard University Id have conversations

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

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Mark Bradford: “I felt like a lot of the progress we’ve made to be inclusive, to make sure young little trans kids are safe, was gone in the blink of an eye... Making this body of work became very, very emotional for me. I felt I was making it in a house that was burning.” Read about Mark Bradford’s plans to represent the United States at this year’s Venice Biennale in the The New York Times!
Mark Bradford I felt like a lot of the progress weve made

An Artist’s Mythic Rebellion for the Venice Biennale

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NTS Radio at MOCA with B&O PLAY presents an afternoon of live music at The Geffen Contemporary featuring Xavier Wulf, Wedidit, F U Pay Us, Sun Araw, and Alima–this event is free with RSVP!
NTS Radio at MOCA with BO PLAY presents an afternoon of live

NTS at MOCA w/ B&O PLAY

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