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MOCA Annual Gala

April 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Invite Only – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, in honor of Jeff Koons. For this year’s gala, co-chaired by MOCA Trustees Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Maurice Marciano, the museum will transform The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA into an immersive setting inspired by Koons’s vibrant, highly polished, and meticulously crafted aesthetic. Koons’s Celebration series, which delights in the rituals and images surrounding birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, serves as a particular point of inspiration for the evening. As part of its nod to the series, the gala will showcase Balloon Dog (Orange), Balloon Dog (Magenta), and Balloon Dog (Yellow), a series of limited edition plates by Koons, produced in France by the legendary French porcelain maker Bernardaud. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and special viewing of the current exhibitions Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010, Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, and Selections from the Permanent Collection: Catherine Opie and Sterling Ruby. A special gala dinner by Wolfgang Puck and a musical performance will follow the reception.


April 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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MOCA: The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States