Wallis Annenberg: MOCA must look to the future

MOCA trustee Wallis Annenberg stands by museum director Jeffrey Deitch in this LA Times OpEd, written in response to the newspaper’s coverage of Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie’s resignation from the board. The philanthropist is “mystified by the suggestion that MOCA has somehow lost touch with its core mission and that director Jeffrey Deitch has done anything other than keep the museum contemporary. […] There’s great irony in those who would cling to an old formula, as if this were a museum of paleontology and not one whose purpose is to celebrate the new and the modern. […] MOCA can no longer survive as an insular and elite institution.”

SOURCE: Wallis Annenberg, “MOCA Must Look to the Future,” LA Times, (July 21, 2012).