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What’s Going On at L.A. MOCA?

This could get hairy. Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Jeffrey Deitch has been on the job only since the middle of 2010, which is, to be fair, not a tremendously long period of time in which to fix what’s been ailing the MOCA, which is: many things. Mostly money problems, of course, because it is the 21st Century and no one has any money anywhere. This being the museum industry, though, other things have to come under consideration, like endowments and the aims of the big donors, and not only has MOCA raided its endowment to pay down a spate of huge deficits, but three of its key financial players have stepped down in the past few months, none of which lasted a year in the job. Which indicates nothing in particular, not at all. (Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times)