Museum of Contemporary Art records, 1979-1986

Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.), est. 1979
Museum
Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photos of committee members, and minutes and position papers of the Artists Advisory Committee during the development that led to Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The minutes were taken by Joyce Dever and her handwritten notes are included. Also included are newspaper and magazine articles about the development of the museum.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art museum; Los Angeles, Calif. MOCA was opened in 1983 following planning by an Artists Advisory Committee and others who wished to establish an alternative, contemporary art museum. Planning sessions were held in late 1979 through 1982 in various artist committee members' studios or homes. DeWain Valentine was a key figure in the Museum's early development.

Donated 2000 by DeWain Valentine and the Artists Advisory Committee at MOCA, via Joyce Dever, a former MOCA administrator.

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