""For this story, The Times approached all 39 MOCA trustees by email or phone. [Klaus Biesenbach, photo by Casey Kelbaugh]. An unspecified number of anonymous gifts were also received. As co-chairs, Bell and Johnson revitalized MOCA, initiating and leading a campaign that raised over $120 million for MOCA’s endowment. ... A merger with the Los Angeles County Museum of … The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has elected four new members to its board of trustees, the latest sign of growing confidence in the museum under new director Philippe Vergne. MOCA announces that the campaign to raise its endowment to $100 million has met its goal in less than 10 months. MOCA's most devoted supporters. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Obodo (Country/City/Town/Ancestral Village), 2018, adhesive vinyl, courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice, photo by Elon Schoenholz. Pittman currently resides in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. In each performance, Riley will use a combination of instruments to explore and respond to the different environments within the exhibition, including the multi-video-channel works migration (empire) (2008) and SONG 1 (2012/2015). moca board elects four new trustees: mark bradford, heather podesta, cathy vedovi, and christopher walker The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) announced that the Board of Trustees has elected four new members: LOS ANGELES -- Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles will soon be free, thanks to a $10 million gift from the president of the museum's Board of Trustees. Bell chaired five artist galas for MOCA, working closely with artists Takashi Murakami, Francesco Vezzoli, Doug Aitken, Marina Abramovic, and Rob Pruitt on events that were both financial successes and complete, immersive artworks. Media Contact Karen Denne, 310-954-5058, email@example.com. The move comes just a week after Philippe Vergne began work as MOCA’s new director, replacing Jeffrey Deitch, who departed in July 2013. "Each, in their own way, brings a unique knowledge and experience to the Board that will broaden and strengthen the growth of the museum going forward.”. Mr. Parker, Chairman of the Parker Institute on Cancer Immunotherapy, is an internationally-renowned entrepreneur with a record of launching genre-defining companies and organizations. Sean Parker joins the MOCA Board from Los Angeles. Mr. Mr. Bell currently serves on the board of MoMA PS 1 and is on the board of advisors for the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. MOCA Life Trustees include Eli Broad, Betye Monell Burton, Blake Byrne, Lenore S. Greenberg, Audrey Irmas, Frederick M. Nicholas, and Thomas E. Unterman. MOCA has relied on donations for most of its budget. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a worldwide search, the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), announced today it … Awards and honors. MOCA Board of Trustees Votes to Accept Broad Foundation Challenge Grant. Museum trustees serve for a term of two years; trustees are permitted to serve up to five consecutive two-year terms. She is the Emmy Award-winning former head writer and executive producer of The Young and The Restless, the number-one daytime drama, where she had unprecedented success and led her team to two Writers Guild of America Awards. The board’s argument over MOCA’s direction under Deitch spilled into the letters and opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times. She has also written essays for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, C Magazine, Aspen Magazine, and many others. I've had conversations with numerous people close to the situation in recent days. Ms. French is also on the Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, The Hospital for Special Surgery, and The American Academy, Berlin and is a Life Trustee of both the Morgan Library and of WNET, Channel 13. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has elected four new trustees to its board, including L.A. painter Lari Pittman and entrepreneur and … She is an active shareholder in BROSE Group, an international car parts company. After a welcome from new MOCA director Klaus Biesenbach, and a pledge from MOCA Board of Trustees president Carolyn Clark Powers to offer free admission to … The Parkers founded the Parker Foundation in 2015 with a focus on large-scale systemic changes in life sciences, global public health and civic engagement. MOCA announced last year that it would be offering free admission beginning January 11, made possible by a $10 million pledge from MOCA Board of Trustees President Carolyn Powers last May. Museum of Contemporary Art Logo: Return to homepage. Release Summary. Together with his wife Alexandra Parker, he is an avid collector of contemporary art and committed philanthropist. She chaired the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards for over a decade, as vice chair of the board, and received the Legacy Award in 2015 for her extensive work in arts education. “Maria and David have been strong and significant members of the Board, and they were at the helm during a very challenging moment. The members bring an international outlook, various industry backgrounds, and deep commitment to the arts. BOARD MEMBER STEVEN MNUCHIN LOS ANGELES — The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, announced today that, effective immediately, Steven Mnuchin has resigned from the Board of Trustees of the museum. Another good sign is the return of three artist-trustees to L.A. MOCA’s board. The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles has always prided itself on its close relationship with artists, and the institution has just announced that Lari Pittman is among four new trustees … LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2008—The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) Board of Trustees announced today they have voted overwhelmingly to accept a $15 million challenge grant from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation for endowment replenishment. Simon Mordant AM joins the MOCA Board from Sydney, Australia. He was formerly a senior executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) and a partner of the international law firm White & Case. Johnson … The long-term strategic vision and governance of the Museum are managed by the MOCA Jacksonville Board of Trustees. On the grounds that the law said that 1.5% of the construction costs of new buildings had to be spent on fine-arts embellishments, MOCA's board of trustees had struck a deal with the Community Redevelopment Agency to have the project developer build a 100,000-square-foot museum, designed by an architect of the trustees' choice, at no cost to the museum. Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, which has spent most of this year climbing out of a deep financial hole, said today that it has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees. MOCA is delighted to welcome @klausbiesenbach to join us in Los Angeles! Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. Mr. Cheng is active in contemporary art; he is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of China Foundation, Director of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) Funds, and a trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts, is a member of TATE’s Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee, among others. For more information regarding the Board meeting schedule and location, click on the Board Agendas menu or call the Office of the Board of Trustees at (213) 891-2044. Composer and performer Terry Riley is one of the founding fathers of the Minimalist Movement. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2008—The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) Board of Trustees announced today they have voted overwhelmingly to accept a $15 million challenge grant from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation for … The museum names 29 individuals, couples or foundations that have contributed, including 27 gifts from MOCA board members, or, in one case, a trustee’s parents. Mordant is Executive Co Chairman and co-founder of Luminis Partners, a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm associated with Evercore. Marina Kellen French joins the MOCA Board from New York City. Arceneaux previously served as Director of Development for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Admission to the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art will be free following a $10 million donation. Board Memberships: 2015 – 2018: MOCA, Los Angeles, Artist on the Board of Trustees; 2008 – present: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Board of Overseers; Awards: 2013 International Association of Art Critics United States Exhibition Award Winner This content is copyright, 2016, MOCA, Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved. The museum names 29 individuals, couples or foundations that have contributed, including 27 gifts from MOCA board members, or, in one case, a trustee’s parents. Bell was appointed to the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission in 2013 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and is a former California State Commissioner on the Commission for the Status of Women and Girls. Following a wide-ranging international search, the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, today voted to appoint the internationally acclaimed museum director as MOCA’s next director. His landmark composition In C (1964) established Minimalism as a vital force in contemporary music and his work continues to be a major influence today. May 19, 2019. Contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles Prior to a meeting of MOCA's Board of Trustees, the LA Times spoke with six trustees "about museum decision-making and the way ahead. Die Kunstsammlerin Julia Stoschek, deren Interesse zeitgenössischer Kunst mit dem Fokus auf zeitbasierten Medien gilt, wird Mitglied des Board of Trustees MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Photo (top): MOCA's Grand Avenue location in downtown L.A. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times. Official Election Notice from County of Los Angeles for the November 2020 Election The President and Vice President of the Board of Trustees are elected by the Board for one-year terms at the annual organizational and regular meeting in December. Four new members will be joining the leadership of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In September, the museum announced that philanthropist Wallis Annenberg had joined the board. His career, spanning five decades, far from being confined to the minimalist category, has always crossed boundaries and been marked by its effortless transformations and morphing from one strata of thought to another. Ms. French is an internationally-recognized, lifelong philanthropist and avid supporter of the arts. Bell joined the MOCA Board in 2008 and served as co-chair with Johnson from 2009 until her departure from the board in 2014. Arts, an organization that provides art in Title 1 public elementary schools in the Los Angeles area, for five years, then served as president (then president at large) and chaired their signature fundraisers for over a decade. On Thursday, January 5, Riley will do a one-hour concert performance starting at 7pm, and again on Sunday, January 8 starting at 3pm. Steven A. Cohen, the multi-billionaire hedge fund executive who is bidding for the L.A. Dodgers, is joining the Museum of Contemporary Art as the … By Andrew Russeth. Board of Trustees 2020-2021 Maria Arena Bell is a television writer and producer who founded Vitameatavegamin Productions to develop projects for film, television, and new media. THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA) Sitting on the Board of the LA MOCA—which also includes artists Mark Bradford, Barbara Kruger, and Catherine Opie—helped to make Mnuchin a fairly prominent player in the art world, in … MOCA announces that the campaign to raise its endowment to $100 million has met its goal in less than 10 months. She recently received the 25th Annual Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for her work in education and was inducted into the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame in 2015. Their primary role is to encourage the realization of the museum's goal to present a quality program in contemporary art and culture. THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA), ANNOUNCES FURTHER BOARD EXPANSION AND 2010 ACQUISITIONS Blake Byrne Elected as MOCA Life Trustee Richard J. Grad Elected to MOCA Board More than 100 Significant Works Added to One of the World’s Leading Permanent Collections of Postwar Art Los Angeles— The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), … So far, MOCA's board of trustees has remained virtually silent on Broad's bold proposition. Ring, the only board defector who could be reached Monday, said he didn't want to hash over his reasons for resigning in early December. David Johnson (born September 19, 1956) is a lawyer and producer who founded Act 4 Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based filmed entertainment, and new media content company focused on creating socially conscious content to inspire change. The Museum of Contemporary Art, revealed to be in dire financial straits late last year, said today that it has raised nearly $60 million since December, hailing the figure as indication of a turnaround at the institution. MOCA is embarking on a new chapter, and we are all very excited about what’s to come.” (LIZ O. BAYLEN, LOS ANGELES TIMES) By … His hypnotic, multilayered, brightly orchestrated improvisations and compositions based on interlocking repetitive patterns set the stage for the prevailing interest in a new tonality, making him one of the most important living composers. Following a wide-ranging international search, the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, today voted to appoint the internationally acclaimed museum director Klaus Biesenbach as MOCA… The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), have announced/artist trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie are returning to the fold. During the remainder of the residency dates Riley will be doing impromptu performances inside the exhibition. LOS ANGELES -- Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles will soon be free, thanks to a $10 million gift from the president of the museum's Board of Trustees. Mordant is a decades-long, passionate collector of contemporary art. Johnson is a board member and former chair of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest public interest pro bono law firm. She has been a trustee of the Metropolitan Opera and on the trustee council The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. for thirty-eight years. Under the terms of the challenge grant, … The full Board meets four times per year, and each committee meets a minimum of four times per year. Every trustee of the much larger Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expected to make an annual gift to LACMA of at least $100,000. She is also the recipient of a Women’s Image Network Award for Women in Entertainment and Philanthropy. Mr. The 2009–10 officers of MOCA’s Board of Trustees are Maria Arena Bell, co-chair; David G. Johnson, co-chair; Fred Sands, vice chair; and Jeffrey Soros, president. He is Chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome, a director of MoMA PS1, a member of the Tate and MOMA International Councils and was twice Australia's Commissioner at the Venice Biennale. MOCA announced last year that it would be offering free admission beginning January 11, made possible by a $10 million pledge from MOCA Board of Trustees … Johnson joined MOCA’s Board in 2005. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. An unspecified number of anonymous gifts were also received. MOCA Los Angeles’s New Board Chair Is Maria Seferian, 10-Year Veteran at the Museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), announced today that its Board of Trustees has designated Maria Arena Bell and David G. Johnson as Life Trustees, acknowledging their significant commitment and service to the institution. The board of trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Tuesday that it’s shaking up its top leadership. MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. Johnson most recently produced the live stage musical American Psycho in London and New York. He also led a 2008 initiative to raise nearly $57 million and stabilize MOCA’s finances. November 29, 2008 | 9:00 am. Richard Grad, a partner in Sidley’s Los Angeles office, has been named to the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Bell joined the MOCA Board in 2008 and served as co-chair with Johnson from 2009 until her departure from the board in 2014. Johnson is also a trustee of California Institute of the Arts, a member of the board of directors of Children Now and KCETLink, and a member of the board of advisors of the Yale School of Drama. She co-chaired the endowment campaign and two director searches at MOCA. He served as co-chair from 2008 to 2013, first with Unterman, then with Bell, and continues to serve as chair emeritus. Ten days have passed since news broke of a financial crisis that threatens the very existence of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the nation's premier institution focused on the art of our time. He was the director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York from 2008 to 2014 and the deputy director and Chief Curator of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, from 2005 to 2008. MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The members bring an international outlook, various industry backgrounds, and deep commitment to the arts. In Just a Blink of an Eye will be performed every Saturday and Sunday at MOCA Grand Avenue (250 S Grand Ave, Downtown, Los Angeles) until September 1. Johnson also produced The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby, a feature-length documentary about the career and family life of controversial CIA director Colby, and Company Town, the upcoming feature-length documentary about environmental injustice in Crossett, Arkansas. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $15 for adults; $8 for students with I.D. Minimalist composer Terry Riley’s revolutionary 1964 classic In C provided a new concept in musical form, changing the course of 20th-century music. She reports directly to Executive Director Keri Putnam and also works closely with the Institute’s Leadership and Board of Trustees. Richard Grad, a partner in Sidley’s Los Angeles office, has been named to the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Riley will create a series of improvisational performances in dialogue with the multiple moving image installations inside the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213-626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org. Los Angeles … MOCA is delighted to welcome @klausbiesenbach to join us in Los Angeles! On Wednesday, the board of trustees elected … Life Trustees are current or previous trustees elected by MOCA’s Board of Directors in recognition of especially meritorious service rendered to the museum. He founded the Center’s Opportunity Under Law Project to address economic injustice through large-scale impact litigation. At an Oct. 4 meeting, the board elected its president, Maria Seferian… An open letter to MOCA’s board of trustees TOUGH TIMES: Outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles. The Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), today announced the addition of five new members: Dr. Adrian Cheng, Marina Kellen French, Simon Mordant, Sean Parker, and Julia Stoschek. Julia Stoschek joins the MOCA Board from Berlin, Germany. MOCA said Thursday that Cohen, along with his wife, Alexandra, have helped to fund various exhibitions in the past, including "Robert Rauschenberg: Combines," which ran at the museum in 2005, and "© … Terry’s list of collaborators includes La Monte Young, Chet Baker, John Cale, Don Cherry, Krishna Bhatt, Gyan Riley, Stefano Scodanibbio, the Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All Stars, artist Bruce Conner, and poet Michael McClure. Nine of the 35 trustees who were on the board last fall before the museum's near-collapse have since resigned. Bell also chaired P.S. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Mordant was awarded an AM, being made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for Services to the Arts. The collection is based in Dusseldorf and Berlin and includes more than 800 works of time-based, performance and installation art from the 1960s onward. MOCA Director Klaus-Biesenbach; ©2018, MOCA, Photo Credit: Casey Kelbaugh. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pm; Thursday from 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Riley has been cited as a major influence by composers Phillip Glass and John Adams, and rock band The Who. The Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), today announced the addition of five new members: Dr. Adrian Cheng, Marina Kellen French, Simon Mordant, Sean Parker, and Julia Stoschek.