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Last Weeks for MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” Near Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line Station
We just had to return for a second visit to MOCA’s “Art in the Streets,” before that spectacular show at the Geffen Museum of Contemporary Art in Little Tokyo closes on August 8, 2011.
Our previous post about “Art in the Streets” went into detail about the show and the artists. This time, we saw some works we missed during our first visit. We also took more time going through the timeline that traces the development of this art form and found it very informative.
One fascinating aspect of this show is the selection of large installations, some created just for this exhibition. Street artists such as the redoubtable Banksy and Swoon, one of the very few women in this ultra-macho genre, who created the the amazing paper sculpture installation pictured at the top of this post, are exhibiting works that go well beyond painting on walls. An interactive piece by Belgian street artist ROA changes when you open or close the door panels.
We were amused by the inclusion of anti-graffiti posters in the show, including one from the Los Angeles Metro system.
We enjoyed ourselves at least as much this time as we did during our first visit, and we hope you can see it before it closes on August 8.
A caution, though: we walked into the museum without any wait early Monday afternoon, but by the time we left at around 3:00 p.m., there was a very long line waiting to get in. Expect a crowd to be there when admission is free on Mondays, thanks to Banksy’s sponsorship, and on Thursday evenings, thanks to Wells Fargo.
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Satday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
General Admission: $10
Students with ID: $5
Seniors (65+): $5
Children under 12: Free
Jurors with ID: Free
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is free Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. Free Thursdays at MOCA is presented by Wells Fargo.
“Art in the Streets” is free Mondays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. thanks to British street artist Banksy.
The museum is just a short walk from the Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Gold Line Station. When exiting the Gold Line, cross the tracks and walk west along First Street. Turn right into the pedestrian mall alongside the Japanese American National Museum and continue north to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on your right.