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Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

MOCA makes education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered, and nurtures intellectual growth through transformative experiences with contemporary art. Find support and inspiration through tours, professional development offerings, and our award-winning classroom partnership program, Contemporary Art Start.  

Join our teacher mail list to receive information about upcoming programs.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS)

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Contemporary Art Start (CAS) is MOCA’s yearlong classroom partnership program connecting 3rd-12th grade Los Angeles-area students and teachers to the transformative power of contemporary art. CAS combines teacher training, classroom curriculum, multiple museum visits for students, and family involvement opportunities to make a lasting impact over the course of the school year. CAS seeks to increase the presence of contemporary art in schools; nurture intellectual growth through experiences with contemporary art; and create a community of practice among educators that supports critical reflection. Offering specialized tracks of instruction for 3rd-5th grade and secondary teachers, each year, CAS serves approximately 100 teachers and 5,000 students across Los Angeles County. Since its founding in 1986, CAS has reached over 3,000 teachers and 100,000 students in the Los Angeles area. 

Please note that CAS for the 2018-19 school year is full.

Questions? Please contact Jeanne Hoel at 213-621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org

Join our teacher mail list for upcoming opportunities for teachers.

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Staff-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)
Explore art at MOCA in a lively, discussion-based tour with MOCA Educators. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
FEE: $7 per student
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

After making your reservation, prepare for a successful visit by watching MOCA's guided tour orientation video with your students:


Self-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)
Self-guided tours for all accredited academic institutions are free; reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
FREE (reservation required)
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

After making your reservation, prepare yourself and your students with our orientation video for self-guided groups:


Professional Development Workshops at Schools

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

MOCA comes to you! We provide 1-2 hour, interactive workshops for school faculties to introduce MOCA programs and explore how looking at and thinking about art supports the Common Core standards.

FREE
INFO: 213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org