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The Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 250 S Grand Ave, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Not Up to the Broad

The LA Museum of Contemporary Art would be a great Museum, if you hadn't seen a great Museum, but unfortunately for LAMOCA, and fortunately for patrons, the Broad Museum is across... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The LA Museum of Contemporary Art would be a great Museum, if you hadn't seen a great Museum, but unfortunately for LAMOCA, and fortunately for patrons, the Broad Museum is across the street. You can see in the galleries how they, at one time, tried to use natural light, but it just didn't work and thus the glass panes on... More 

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Coxsackie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Across from the Broad, we chose it when we couldn't get in but glad we did. The Kerry James Marshall exhibit was quite striking. I loved all the insights in the paintings about how most African American art is invisible. Highly recommend. The Rothkos and Pollacks were a bonus.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised that the gallery is rather small with a visiting exhibition taking half of the space. While there is a good range of thought provoking exhibits there wasn't enough to hold me there for more than an hour and I was left with a sense of slight disappointment.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to visit the MOCA in downtown Los Angeles, because it's easy to access, usually not very busy and it's a relaxing way to look at art. This time I saw the work of contemporary African-American artist, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. I was impressed by the simplicity and colorful approach mixed with a serious undertone of African- American life... More 

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manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the whole look and layout and feel of MoCA. Seeing Jackson Pollack's No.1 was surreal and I appreciated the Warhol's and Rothko's and Miro's displayed. Spend maybe two hours at MoCA then go down to LA Art Walk afterwards. Good collection of artworks and souvenirs at the gift shop, though on the expensive side.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A rare rainy day in LA meant we could extend our time in here. Such a special exhibition and such a great space. We were there early afternoon for a couple of hours and it was virtually empty, making the exhibit even more special.

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the museum pieces, but we're a little confused by their labeling, or not labeling system for the art. I suggest a visit to Chicago's Art Institute to learn how to present the art. Several staff staff members that we spoke to, asking questions about the exhibit, were pert and some were just plain rude.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

With the size of the small place, it is overpriced, should have been like $7-9 (it is $15). Not many exhibits and most of them are just ok. Disappointed! Should have been better. Tour guides are kind of annoying.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is the kind of place that will challenge what you consider art and has some interesting stuff in it. I liked it but was a little disappointed how small it is considering how big the building is. There's a lot of empty space that could house exhibits but doesn't. I don't regret paying the ticket price because they offer... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A museum filled with art by well known modern artists as well as lesser known contemporary artists. Encompassing a nice variety, the museum can be enjoyed without spending hours there. Although down flights of steps from the street, there is an elevator available by asking at the ticket window. A small café in the museum's courtyard offers an unusual assortment... More 

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