Organizational Analysis: Museum Of Contemporary Art

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Art Organizational Analysis Paper
There is such diversity located within Los Angeles that can be seen through the history and current times. Many people, in the community, however do not know the history or cultures of LA and one way to that is to visit museums. All museums have a purpose and mission statement set to bring the guest understanding or guideline on their collection of works. With the field trips into Los Angeles the two museums, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) both play an important role in the city. MOCA is a Museum for contemporary art, or a institutional major artwork and JANM an ethnical museum for Japanese Americans located in Little Tokyo. MOCA is a Museum set to question
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This had allowed a bigger and more appealing way to view the art. In the work by Duncan he explained the purpose of layout and how it works for contemporary art galleries showing how “works given special weight are framed by doorways and are often visible from several rooms away.” (Duncan 35.) MOCA as an example had New York artist from lower east side neighborhood, Claes Oldenburg created a sign of the Pepsi logo of muslin soaked in plaster on frame wire using enamel paints to create his artwork. The piece had been placed high above eye level to mimic the ideal way of advertisement. The layout allowed space for the subjective freedom of the art to be experienced separately. The artwork of the Pepsi-Cola sign (fig. 1) intrigued me because the art had been rather unfinished and unprofessional unlike the normally clean and crisp logo the company would have displayed. Given the fact something as profound as a painted logo to be so costly and heavily monitored was surprising. Although the history of Oldenburg’s The Store and his creation for the mimicking artwork of items he sold did not bring justice to his reason to create such unfinished looking artwork. The long hallway mid way through the museum had given space to the sanded walls and the sanded paint from the wall on the floor with a fossilized turtle shell a wide view to the piece with …show more content…
Japanese American National Museum had been less of the collection of artwork, but rather to gather and display the history and being a form of reputation for art, culture, and history; this had been based off of the reading of Loukaitou-Sideris and Grodach, “Displaying and Celebrating the ‘Other’: A Study of the Mission, Scope, and Roles of Ethnic Museums in Los Angeles.” In Sideris and Grodach’s work they showed a table that indicates roles that the ethnic museum JANM might offer, such as being an: advocate of a particular culture, or interpreter of the culture and history of the ethnic group. As the Japanese American National Museum it posses an importance to the community as seeks to educate the larger audience including that majority of their visitors are more than Japanese that visit. Loukaitou gives the idea that, “An ethnic museum often plays the role of the interpreter of a specific culture and history. It seeks to inform and educate a larger public about the culture, develop its awareness about matters of ethnic heritage and history, and interpret and translate the culture and history to outsiders,” to understand the museums roles and mission (loukaitou 59.) Unlike the ethnic museums MOCA renders history through the contemporary art because there were no historical ties to the art work and doesn 't include much information or background to pull away from society. Not only are they different through

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