Endless Comment on Possible LACMA-MOCA Merger Fills Art News Void This Weekend

Looks like a good fit!

Looks like a good fit!

With newsy artworld tidbits slowing to their usual weekend trickle, the potential merger between the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the critically acclaimed but financially unsound Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art has set the internet art media (that’s us!) buzzing. Here’s a quick guide: LACMA Director Michael Govan sells the idea, LA Times critic Christopher Knight fears a loss of independence, the paper’s Jori Finkel and Mike Boehm lay out the finances of the proposed new mega-museum including a nifty graphic, Artist and ex-MOCA board member John Baldessari likes Michael Govan, Cindy Bernard, the co-founder of MOCA Mobilization, a save-the MOCA org founded back before the Broad takeover in 2008, figures that MOCA hasn’t been independent since 2008 anyway. Happy reading!

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