Four years ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art was on the brink of financial disaster. MOCA Trustee Eli Broad ponied up tens of millions of dollars to save it and installed a controversial new director to steward the place into the future. Since gallerist Jeffrey Deitch came to town, critics have opposed his leadership as too driven by flash and commercialism. He's reportedly been at odds from the start with MOCA's Paul Schimmel, who was pushed out three weeks ago from his $235,000 a year job.
What's the Future of Art and MOCA?
- Michael Boehm - co-chair of the e4 Mobility Alliance at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
- Hunter Drohojowska-Philp - Contributor, 'Art Talk'
- Laura Zucker - Los Angeles County Arts Commission - @lazucker
- Carolina Miranda - Los Angeles Times columnist covering culture, with a focus on art and architecture - @cmonstah
- Diana Thater - artist