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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Go Metro and Receive 2-for-1 Admission


A former police car warehouse in Little Tokyo renovated by the noted California architect Frank O. Gehry, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (formerly the Temporary Contemporary) first opened in 1983. Of the three Museum of Contemporary Art venues in Los Angeles, this space offers 40,000 square feet of cultural programming, exhibition space, and a branch of the MOCA store.

Presenting over 6,700 works and steadily growing, MOCA, Los Angeles is an invaluable cultural resource that provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. MOCA engages artists and audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, collection, education, and publication. MOCA identifies and supports the most significant and challenging art of its time, places it in historical context, and links the range of the visual arts to contemporary culture.

Metro Discount:

Show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at the MOCA box office and receive 2-for-1 admission.

Go Metro:

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is located at 152 N. Central Avenue in Little Tokyo Los Angeles.  Take the Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Plan your route using the Trip Planner on this page.

More Info: 

For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213.626.6222, email, or visit

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is open 11am to 5pm on Mondays and Fridays, 11am to 8pm on Thursdays, 11am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

152 N. Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA

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