The Museum of Contemporary Art | Celebrating the LA Institution at the 2024 MOCA Gala

Mirrors of the present and portals to other futures

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Tayla Grainger

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On the night of April 13th, figures from the art, fashion, and entertainment industries gathered at The Geffen Contemporary to celebrate The Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2024 MOCA Gala. LA-based visual artist Max Hooper Schneider, who was the creative director for the event, presented a series of fantastical immersive artworks collectively titled World Without End. Attendees–including Keanu Reeves, Ava DuVernay, Kim Gordon, and Miranda July–engaged with the artwork and enjoyed a special performance by Grammy-winning musician St. Vincent

Johanna Burton, The Maurice Marciano Director of MOCA, reflects on the significance of the event. “Artists serve as both mirrors of the present and portals to other futures,” she shares. “With Max’s radical transformation of our Gala, and St. Vincent’s incredible performance, the night allowed us all to come together around art and artists as some of the most powerful messengers of our time. It represented the heart and soul of what MOCA is about.”

The event was a resounding success, raising over $3 million for MOCA’s operations, including their renowned exhibitions, programs, and education initiatives. In the spirit of celebration, guests poured into the afterparty, soundtracked by lively DJ sets performed by Kilo Kish and Kitty Ca$h.

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