Posts Tagged ‘MOCA DC’

MOCA DC, Home of Nude Paintings and Wild Parties, Leaves Georgetown

MOCA DC, the art gallery known for its erotic art and occasional nude parties, has officially left its space in Georgetown's Canal Square. The move took place two weeks ago, according to gallery owner David Quammen.
The gallery's exit follows several tumultuous years. Quammen received an eviction notice from RB Properties, the owner of the property, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Capital Talent Agency, MOCA DC, The Tree of Life, Moombahton’s Big Moment

On the cover, Benjamin R. Freed profiles the Capital Talent Agency, the first operation of its kind in D.C., which is transforming the business of theater in the area. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his look at Georgetown gallery MOCA DC's persistent crises—and concludes that the space's problems are in fact chronic. In [...]

The Naked Truth: MOCA DC Has Faced Crisis After Crisis, but Its Real Problems Might Be Chronic

Two naked women and a handshake led David Quammen to Georgetown’s MOCA DC gallery. In 2000, Quammen, who at 60 had just begun his career as a figure model, was just kicking off his effort to organize members of his vocation. That’s when he got a call from artist Mark Clark, who needed an order [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 36

The 36th chamber is hardly a place of contemplation, but we'll definitely kick a statistic at you: The Twitter List will hit 90 this week. It's simple: If we republish your tweet in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you go on the list. PERMANENTLY. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the list is 99.9 percent rappers.

"you’d want [...]

Arts Roundup: Joker Was Here Edition

Lights Out for the Erotic Gallery?: The MOCA DC gallery in Georgetown is again on the brink of shutting down, TBD's Maura Judkis reports. In a press release first published by Lenny Campello, the gallery's owner, Dave Quammen, announced he is near the end of his financial rope. "I have kept the gallery open for [six and a half] [...]

Arts Roundup: Exhibitionist Eye Patch Edition

Good morning! Seems like it's de rigueur these days to begin a roundup with some musing on the weather, but I'm an indoor kid.
David Quammen's patrons aren't, though, and that's the problem: The subject of my colleague Amanda Hess' column this week runs the MOCA DC gallery in Georgetown and is facing eviction—partially because a performer, [...]