By Deb Flomberg
For more than 30 years the Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOCA, has been the only museum in Los Angeles that is dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. The collection at MOCA is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 5,000 works and lots of touring exhibits. Contemporary Art, as defined by MOCA, is work produced since 1940 and includes all different forms of media. A visit to MOCA is the perfect way to learn more about newer works, to find your new favorite artists, and to enjoy this huge and fabulous collection.
There are several works on display in MOCA’s collection that are among their most well-known and important items. The Panza Collection was a purchase in 1984 from Guiseppe and Giovanna Panza di Blumo of Milan, and it includes 80 different works by some of the most famous and well-known abstract expressionists and pop artists. The work in this collection includes Roy Lichenstein, Franks Kline, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, George Segal and more. Another important collection is the Marcia Simon Weisman collection, from 1996. This collection if 83 prints and drawings is truly exquisite, with works by names like Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Sam Francis and Clyfford Still.
In addition to the fabulous permanent collection at MOCA, there is always something new to check out during one of the fascinating touring exhibitions. Currently on display through September 16, 2013 is A New Sculpturalism, which highlights contemporary architecture from southern California. It examines 38 different works throughout the past 25 years of architecture in Los Angeles. You’ll explore work by Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and more.
A visit to MOCA is a delightful way to spend an afternoon or even a full day. Make the most of this diversion by setting out in your 2013 SLS AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love the elegance and glamour arriving at the Museum of Contemporary Art in such a stylish Coupe, and you’ll be thrilled to enjoy all the luxury that only the Mercedes-Benz can provide.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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