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Art Newspaper Notes Employees Still Negotiating Contract at MOCA Two Years After Negotiation

Friday, December 24th, 2021

MOCA Names Johanna Burton as Sole Director as Klaus Biesenbach Departs

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Johanna Burton Joins MOCA as Executive Director

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

NYT Maps out Turbulence and Challenges at MOCA LA

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

MOCA’s Curator Mia Locks Resigns After Resistance to Diversity Initiatives

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Mass MOCA Staff Pushes Towards Unionization

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

MOCA Restructuring Leadership as Klaus Biesenbach Named Artistic Director

Monday, February 15th, 2021

NYT Profiles Departure of Founder Joseph C. Thompson from Mass MoCA

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson Steps Down

Friday, August 28th, 2020

MOCA LA to Recognize Employee Union

Monday, December 9th, 2019

MOCA Workers Move to Unionize

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

LA Times Charts Challenges to MOCA’s New Free Admission Policy

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary Set to Be Reimagined as Performance and Event space

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

MOCA Denver Selects Nora Burnett Abrams as Director

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Art News Surveys MOCA’s Steps Forward Under Klaus Biesenbach

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

MOCA to Move Towards Free Admission

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Mia Locks Named Senior Curator at MOCA

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

MOCA LA to Once Again Stage Benefit Event, With a New Tiwst

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Los Angeles – Zoe Leonard: “Survey” at MOCA Through March 25th, 2019

Monday, March 25th, 2019

LA Times Charts Klaus Biesenbach’s Love of MOCA Grand’s Architecture

Friday, March 15th, 2019

MOCA LA Designer Arata Isozaki Wins Pritzker Prize

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

MOCA to Close Pacific Design Center Location

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Sol LeWitt Wall-Drawing Show at MassMOCA Extended Throguh 2043

Monday, November 19th, 2018

MOCA Adds 5 New Board Members

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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