New Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum type :
Art Museum

Established in :
1977

Holidays :
Mondays

Visiting Hours :
Tuesday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm,Thursday: noon - 8 pm

Contact No :
(212) 219-1222

Location :
California , United States

Display Objects :

The type of artwork on display at the New Museum is the very unusual, abstract art that is just about impossible for an ordinary person to understand. The gallery space is a long narrow room that has been divided up into several smaller cubicle-like spaces. The dividing walls, along with the wide columns that punctuate the gallery, make for an unusual effect.




Description :

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near Walt Disney Concert Hall. MOCA's original space, initially intended as a "temporary" exhibit space while the main facility was built, is now known as the Geffen Contemporary, in the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. The Pacific Design Center facility is in nearby West Hollywood. Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, was operating out of an office on Boyd Street. The city's most prominent philanthropists and collectors had been assembled into a Board of Trustees, and set a goal of raising $10 million in their first year. A working staff was brought together; Richard Koshalek was appointed chief curator; relationships were made with artists and galleries; and negotiations were begun to secure artwork and an exhibition space.