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Why MOCA is honoring artist John Baldessari at Saturday gala
Why MOCA is honoring artist John Baldessari at Saturday gala

Saturday night's gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art will honor artist and board member John Baldessari, with cocktails, dinner and a performance by R&B singer Janelle Monáe at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo.  The fundraiser comes shortly after museum Director Philippe Vergne begins his second year at MOCA. Last year’s gala celebrated his March 2014 arrival as well as the museum’s 35th anniversary. Vergne said Baldessari's close relationship with MOCA was something he wanted to recognize this year. “John -- he’s on the board and has been extremely committed to MOCA over the years,” Vergne said. “The more time...

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