Inspired by the remarkable growth of the museum's holdings through gifts and purchases over the past decade, Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions surveys recent acquisitions to MOCA's world-renowned permanent collection, with a particular focus on the last five years. While some of the works on view have been featured in MOCA exhibitions, many others are exhibited for the first time. MOCA's recent collecting is notable for its breadth and range, and the exhibition assembles significant works by historical, mid-career, and emerging artists working locally, nationally, and internationally, including Eduardo Abaroa, John Altoon, Jennifer Bornstein, Stanley Brouwn, Tony Conrad, Hanne Darboven, Roe Ethridge, VALIE EXPORT, Öyvind Fahlström, Hans Haacke, Rachel Harrison, Robert Huot, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Suzanne Lacy, Lisa Lapinski, Allan McCollum, Matt Mullican, Gary Simmons, Cosima von Bonin, Marnie Weber, Ai Weiwei, William Wegman, and Lawrence Weiner, among many others. Collecting History is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Ann Goldstein and MOCA Associate Curator Bennett Simpson.
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions is made possible in part by California Plaza through Plaza Commons, Inc., an Executive Forum Partner.