Art & Culture

MOCA Will Be Dropping Admission Fees To Celebrate Its 40th Birthday

By Malia Wooten

The Museum of Contemporary Art will be free to visit beginning January 11, 2020.

Imagine a world where it didn’t cost you your hard-earned coin to visit a museum! Well, thanks to MOCA board of trustees president Carolyn Powers, Angelenos are that much closer to the life of free admission.

Over the weekend, Powers announced that she’d be pledging $10 million dollars to fund free general admission at the DTLA art institution; the multi-million-dollar contribution will fund free admission for five years!

This is not a badge for me. Rather, it’s a way for me to support the museum and be of service to the Los Angeles community,” said Powers in a statement. “Art has the unique ability to bridge cultural and socioeconomic divides. Charging admission is counterintuitive to art’s ability and purpose to connect, inspire and heal people.”

If you happen to want to take a stroll around MOCA before January, the museum currently charges $15 per person at both locations in Bunker Hill and Little Tokyo. However, if you’re sticking to a strict holiday budget, locals are invited to for free on Thursday evenings or if they’re serving jury duty.

Learn more about MOCA, here!

Bunker Hill Location: 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. See it on Google maps.
Little Tokyo Location: 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. See it on Google maps.

Featured photo courtesy of MOCA

Also published on Medium.

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