The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA) was founded in 1979 as the city’s sole institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. Spanning three locations, MOCA includes the Geffen Contemporary and the Pacific Design Center, each with its own history and focus. The original MOCA building, designed by Arata Isozaki, is home to underground galleries. The Geffen Contemporary opened in 1983 in a transformed police car warehouse designed by California-based architect Frank Gehry and provides an additional 40,000 square feet for exhibitions. Across town, the Pacific Design Center features rotating exhibits on architecture and furniture design.
Hours: (MOCA, Geffen) Mon., Fri. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., closed; Thurs., 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Pacific Design Center) Mon., closed; Tues.-Fri., 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Parking: (MOCA) Walt Disney Concert Hall garage, $9 w/ validation (Geffen) Parking garage adjacent, $6 (Pacific Design Center) Metered street parking; garage adjacent, rate varies up to $13.50