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Public discussion set on MOCA's financial crisis

November 21, 2008 |  9:35 am

Moca_2As the art community rallies in support of L.A.'s financially challenged Museum of Contemporary Art, individuals are taking matters into their hands and looking for solutions, as well.

On Sunday, George Baker, an associate professor of art history at UCLA, is scheduled to lead a critical discussion of conceptualism in California, tied to MOCA's exhibition "Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection." 

According to MOCA Mobilization, a new Facebook group, Baker has offered to broaden his discussion to include MOCA's current financial crisis in "the first public event since news about the museum's financial crisis" was made public by the Los Angeles Times.

MOCA Mobilization, formed by artist Cindy Bernard, currently boasts more than 200 members. Its mission is to "generate support for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles ... disseminate information on the current financial crisis, discuss options and advocate for an autonomous MOCA if necessary."

The event takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary. The event is free with museum admission.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Liz Baylen / Los Angeles Times

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