Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today’s Groupon to The Museum of Contemporary Art, with locations on North Central Avenue, South Grand Avenue, and Melrose Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two admission tickets (up to a $20 value).
- For $23, you get five admission tickets (up to a $50 value).
MOCA houses more than 6,000 works of American and European art, with a permanent collection that includes works by 20th-century visionaries such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, and Jasper Johns. Current exhibitions include Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles, which displays the midcentury camera jockey’s celebration of Hollywood’s darkly glamorous underside, before most of the buildings and landmarks were sprayed down with technicolor. Meanwhile, Icons showcases the powerful, experimental cinema of underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and upcoming exhibition The Total Look, opening February 26, features fashion looks and photography from the ’60s and ’70s in a collaboration between designer Rudi Gernreich, model Peggy Moffitt, and photographer William Claxton.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Since its inception in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art has devoted itself to post-1940 artwork, a focus that sets it apart from all other Los Angeles museums. Its permanent collection harbors more than 5,000 art objects, encompassing media from video installations and documentary photography to pop art. Works from renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Diane Arbus share gallery space with pieces from up-and-coming artists across the museum’s three facilities.
To complement its permanent collection, the museum hosts rotating temporary exhibits, such as the current Mike Kelley exhibit, which explores american pop culture through irreverent, multimedia pieces. The museum staff also augments these displays with events, such as their screening series in collaboration with the Los Angeles Filmforum, which explores the intersection of experimental film and art like a projection screen sewn with pages from DaVinci’s journal.