MOCA: A Voice of Reason #2
Among my friends, the conversation about MOCA has often gone to origins. For those of us who were around to witness MOCA’s beginnings, the museum was a real community effort. Artists were involved–as advisors and on the board. The opening of the Temporary Contemporary (now the Geffen) was a point when we realized it could happen. In an existing building (with some wonderful modifications by Frank Gehry), we could have an extraordinary exhibition program. MOCA, its formation and the original spirit are remembered so well by veteran journalist Barbara Isenberg in today’s Los Angeles Times.
I was so pleased to see this op-ed piece, becasue it mirrors the conversations that I have had with artists.