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  • CRA/LA’S commitment to public art began over 40 years ago.
  • Over 200 art projects in 21 redevelopment project areas have been completed to date.
  • California Plaza developers met their art requirement by building a $23 million facility for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Cultural Facility

Project Area:  Bunker Hill
Project:  California Plaza
Project Location:  250 S. Grand Avenue
Project Type:  Developer Initiated


The CRA/LA negotiated an agreement with the California Plaza Partnership (Metropolitan Structures; Cadillac Fairview/California, Inc.; Shapell Industries, Inc.; Goldrich Kest and Associates; and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company) requiring one and one half percent of the overall California Plaza project be dedicated to construction of a new cultural facility, the Museum of Contemporary Art. The $23 million red Indian sandstone Arata Isozaki-designed facility contains 24,500 ft. of gallery space, staff offices, storage vaults, a bookstore, café, and auditorium.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is one of the few museums in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art.  Founded in 1979, MOCA’s mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art by engaging artists and audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, collection, education, and publication of work produced since 1940.  MOCA strives to identify and support the most significant and challenging art of its time, place it in a historical context, and link the range of the visual arts to contemporary culture.  Today, the museum boasts three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.