For this discussion I decided to write about Nancy Rubins, Chas’ Stainless Steel, Mark Thompson’s Airplane Parts, About 1,000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire, and Gagosian’s Beverly Hills Space at MOCA (2002). I took a bit of time deciding what museum to go with and explore;  every time I clicked a museum of interest, I did not get more information on a piece and I did not want to do much digging for the assignment. So, I found The Museum of Contemporary Art intriguing enough to explore. At first, I checked out its mission and then went to the exhibits to find a piece of media to write about. I also find airplanes and art enjoyable. (I like going out and looking at other artists’ creations when I have the time.)

The exhibit has been moved around to other museums that took interest in the piece. The current location of where this art stands is The Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. This artwork is made of multitude of airplane scraps, cables, and stainless steel, which are contemporary items. Nancy Rubin’s uses other contemporary items that are to her liking, her work is commentary on consumer culture.

I find that the hardest part of cleaning this art would be preserving it from dust or parts potentially falling off of the art and damaging the museum or a person. While the effectiveness of the art to be accurate to the mission of the museum which is:


We present, collect, preserve, and interpret the art of our time.


We question and adapt to the changing definitions of art.


We make the experience of art accessible.

We embrace the inevitability of change.

We support the multiplicity of perspectives.

We encourage the urgency of contemporary expression.

Established in 1979, we are the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. We house one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7,500 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions.

We are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. We provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of our time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship.

With two distinct venues in Los Angeles—MOCA Grand Avenue, and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA—and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, we engage audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing.

My question for the class was finding a piece of media to write about hard to find?

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