The Museum of Contemporary Art
Enjoy the arts with Metrolink! If you want to see the historic transformation of contemporary art, get over to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Los Angeles.
You can avoid the parking woes of downtown by transferring to the Metro Purple or Red Lines from L.A. Union Station on Metrolink.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Los Angeles is a simple train ride away! The Museum’s permanent collections and rotating exhibitions showcase innovative and influential post-1940s American and European art.
The Panza Collection: Spanning a period from 1943 to the present, the works from the Panza Collection includes major movements or tendencies in postwar art including Abstract expressionism and the New York School, Pop Art, assemblage, eccentric abstraction and Post-Minimalism.
The Barry Lowen Collection: This collection is comprised of sixty-seven works of painting, sculpture, photography and drawing by forty-one artists. The collection traces the major categories that have accompanied the regression of contemporary art in the last four decades, from Minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s, to Neo-expressionism and New Image Painting, Post-Minimalism, and Post-Modernism of the 1980s.
The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection: This collection is comprised of eighteen paintings, sculptures, and drawings created between 1939 and 1972 by thirteen artists.
The Scott D.F. Spiegel Collection: The Spiegel Collection includes works by William Anastasi, Jean Michel Basquiat, Saint Clair Cemin, Barbara Ess, Glenn Goldberg, Mark Innerst, Robert Longo, Susan Rothenberg, David Salle, and Nancy Shaver.
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection: This collection shows the development of postwar American documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1980s. It encompasses bodies of work by Diane Arbus, Brassï, Robert Frank, Lee Friendlander, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Roger Mertin, Jon Pfahl, and Garry Winogrand.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS
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- MOCA has several locations in Los Angeles. In addition to the Grand Avenue location are The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.
- MOCA has temporary exhibitions that change frequently.
- Metrolink riders who purchase tickets to Union Station have TAP-enabled tickets.
- TAP-enabled tickets have free transfers to the Metro Rail.
- Be sure to hold the barcode side of the ticket and tap the side of the ticket that displays the TAP logo on the turnstile.
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