MOCA Free Admission Thursdays Plus Free Art Workshop Sunday Sept. 1

MOCA Free Admission Thursdays Plus Free Art Workshop Sunday Sept. 1

The Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue in Los Angeles has FREE Admission Thursday nights and this Sunday, Sept. 1, MOCA hosts a free family-friendly studio event.

MOCA is the place to be if you like your art noisy, electric, animated, controversial, and challenging. Displaying contemporary art from 1940-present, the museum contains 5,000+ works including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalist, and post-minimalist art. And you can see it all for free 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night except major holidays.


You’ll find paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, and mixed media including pieces by famed artists like Pollock, Hockney, Ruscha, DeKooning and Arbus. The Indian red sandstone building, designed by Arata Isozaki, uses pyramid skylights, glass cubes, and cylinders to create an environment with the right light, color and space to house the quirky art. The outdoor sculpture garden is always free and features an expansive stainless steel work made of airplane parts. It will wow the kids!

Free Sunday Studio at MOCA

And so will this Sunday’s Studios event at 1 p.m. The family-friendly hands-on art workshops lets visitors trace the inspiration for Sherrie Levine’s sculpture La Fortune back to Man Ray’s painting of the same title. Enjoy food truck treats and listen to fun music while you make art. Sunday Studio now features specialized materials and a space for toddlers.

More information about the museum below:

250 S Grand Ave, LA 90012

FREE: 5PM to 8PM every Thu, Quarterly Sun family workshops.
REGULAR ADMISSION: $12 adults, $7 ages 65+ & students w/ID, FREE under age 12 & jurors with I.D.
DISCOUNTS: Present your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID, KCRW Fringe Card at the MOCA Box Office for 2-for-1 general admission. Excludes specially ticketed exhibitions & educational events.
HOURS: 11AM to 5PM Mon & Fri, 11AM to 8PM Thu, 11AM to 6PM Sat–Sun; closed Tue & Wed, Jan 1, Jul 4, Thanksgiving, Dec 25.
PARKING: $9 flat rate @ Disney Concert Hall garage lower Grand Ave or 2nd St. ($20 deposit required upon entry; $11 refund).
METRO: Red Line.
WHEELCHAIR/STROLLER: Wheelchairs, strollers available 1st come, 1st served @ info desk; sign language interpreter available w/10 days advance notice.

*From our upcoming book, L.A. 101: The Top Free Things to do in Los Angeles