Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is actually composed of three separate museums, all of which are just minutes from the Millennium Biltmore.
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is located at 152 North Central Avenue in Little Tokyo, and the MOCA Pacific Design Center can be found at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. MOCA's main branch is located on Grand Avenue, close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The museum's main branch is an attraction in itself, having won numerous design accolades for its contemporary red sandstone exterior. Of course, once you've marvelled at the ingenuity of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, you'll want to explore the museum's range of wonderful exhibits. Displays consist of both American and European art, and include a range of influential pieces. You'll discover the work of Jean Michel Basquiat, Dan Flavin and Willem de Kooning, as well as Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian. The permanent collection numbers over 5,000 items, and special exhibits are on view throughout the year.
MOCA is open from 11am and closes at varying times each day. It is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with free admission on Thursdays.
Few hotels in Los Angeles boast such close proximity to the museums, but the Millennium Biltmore Hotel is just minutes away from all branches.