The Geffen Contemporary (MoCA)

Art Gallery, Art Museum
152 N Central Ave (at 1st St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222
11:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm


  • Admission is FREE every Thursday evening, 5-8pm, so take your time and catch a late dinner in Little Tokyo when you're done.
  • Check out Art in the Streets @MOCAlosangeles. Go @metrolosangeles 2 Little Tokyo Gold Line #dtla -
  • Did you know? Before MOCA moved in, and architect Frank Gehry renovated, the Geffen Contemporary space was home to a hardware store and later, a city warehouse and police car garage.
  • CA (See) Don't miss Dennis Hopper's Double Standard at this former police car warehouse renovated by Frank Gehry.
  • The entrance is kinda hard to find as it's completely painted over. Good thing there were arrows and friendly museum security guards taking breaks to point us the right way
  • I like this better than the main MOCA building. More room for large scale installations.
  • With cutting-edge exhibitions, hands-on education programs and popular evening events, this is a must-see for contemporary art enthusiasts. Free admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Go see Transmission LA
  • One of my favorite spots in all of LA and I'm happy you're here. Check out their main location on Grand Ave. too. Become a member!!
  • Under the Big Black Sun Exhibit - watch videos from the Cramps, X + more
  • Every Monday of the Art in the Streets exhibit is now FREE courtesy of Banksy
  • Love that it is free on Thursdays 5-8! Art in the Streets is a MUST see!
  • Art in the Streets exhibition running until August a must see
  • check out the MOCA on from 5 to 8!
  • Works are being done
  • This museum in Little Tokyo has a wonderful retrospective on the 90's right now. Well curated. Loved it
  • I love the space, the stylish people in it, and the free admissions on Thursday evenings.
  • It was almost closing time so we got a stamp for out next visit - very kind of them
  • This stunning museum was once a police vehicle warehouse, until transformed by Frank Gehry in the 1980s into what has been called "a prince among spaces".
  • Came here for the hipster gathering aka book fair. It was people watching galore

Nearby places

347 E 1st St (at Central Ave)
250 S Grand Ave (at W 3rd St)
335 E 2nd St (at Central Ave)