OPENING THIS MONTH
MOCA

DESTROY THE PICTURE: PAINTING THE VOID, 1949–1962

Opening October 6, 2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Focusing on one of the most significant consequences of the rise of abstraction in 20th-century painting: artists' literal assault on the picture plane, this exhibition captures the movement from the two-dimensional medium of painting toward the three-dimensionality of sculpture.

Members' Opening October 4, 2012, 8–10pm
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Alberto Burri, Combustione Plastica, 1958, plastic, acrylic, burns on canvas, 38 9/16 x 33 1/16 in. (98 x 84 cm), Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Citta di Castello; Saburo Murakami, Peeling Picture, 1957, 20 7/8 x 17 15/16 in. (53 x 45.5 cm), Collection Axel Vervoordt, Belgium











 

BLUES FOR SMOKE

Opening October 21, 2012
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

A major interdisciplinary exhibition exploring a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues and blues aesthetics, Blues for Smoke features works by more than 50 artists from the 1950s to the present, including many commissioned specifically for this occasion and others never before shown in Los Angeles.

 

Members' Opening October 20, 2012, 7–9pm
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Bob Thompson, Garden of Music, 1960, oil on canvas, 79 1/2 x 143 in. (201.93 x 363.22 cm), Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection; courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY




THE PANZA COLLECTION AND SELECTIONS FROM MAJOR GIFTS OF BEATRICE AND PHILLIP GERSH,
RITA AND TAFT SCHREIBER, AND
MARCIA SIMON WEISMAN

Through January 14, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue

The Panza Collection and Selections from Major Gifts of Beatrice and Philip Gersh, Rita and Taft Schreiber, and Marcia Simon Weisman celebrates the core of the museum's internationally renowned collection, which has evolved as a result of the acquisition of The Panza Collection in 1984, considered at the time as one of the world's most important acquisitions of contemporary art and a turning point in the museum's early history.

Franz Kline, Monitor, 1956, oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 115 5/16 in. (200 x 293 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles The Panza Collection, © 2012 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York