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Scene & Heard: 'Artist's Museum Happening' gala at MOCA
Scene & Heard: 'Artist's Museum Happening' gala at MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art's recent fundraiser was proclaimed to be many things: Trailed by a "60 Minutes" TV crew, while being observed by Connie Bruck for a New Yorker profile, Eli Broad said the "Artist's Museum Happening" promised to redefine museum galas. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager called the Nov. 13 event "the anti-gala." "If it's unexpected, that's what I want," said artist Doug Aitken, the affair's choreographer. For starters, Aitken prescribed music by Devendra Banhart, Beck and Caetano Veloso. A gospel choir, speed-talking auctioneers, table-drummers and a cowboy with a cattle whip performed the finale. ...

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