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250 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Nestled in downtown Los Angeles, between towering glass skyscrapers, is The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, MOCA houses one the country's best collections of contemporary art and reflects all that is wonderful in Los Angeles. From the building's sinewy glass curves, inspired by Marilyn Monroe, to its pyramid topped, sky-lit, galleries flooded with natural light, this is a must see for anyone with an interest in art and culture.
Grab a bite at the outdoor Patinette café and enjoy the sunlight after a visit. Then attack the MOCA Store, which has a great selection of children's books, apparel, and other novelties.