Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Collection: MOCA'S First Thirty Years

Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a two-part exhibition that constitutes the largest-ever installation of MOCA’s permanent collection and reflects the museum’s early and ongoing commitment to bringing art of major historical significance and distinction to the public.

Part one of Collection, on view at MOCA Grand Avenue, features works made between 1939 and 1979, organized chronologically beginning with Piet Mondrian’s Composition of Red, Blue, Yellow and White: Nom III (1939). The second part of Collection, on view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, features works made during the last three decades—the period, beginning with the museum’s founding in 1979, during which MOCA has been actively acquiring works, organizing exhibitions, and engaging with artists in Los Angeles and beyond. Taken together, these two parts constitute a comprehensive historical survey of contemporary art from one of the world’s leading collections.

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