Art in the Streets Breaks MOCA’s Attendance Record!

MOCA just announced that the Art in the Streets exhibition, which ran for 81 days or from April 17 to August 8, 2011, was the most attended exhibition in the museum’s history! With 201,352 visitors, it exceeded the previous two records for Andy Warhol Retrospective (2002) and MURAKAMI (2007), which welcomed 195,000 and 149,323 visitors, respectively.

You may remember that we wrote about this groundbreaking exhibition after we attended the press preview. What a show!

Of course, MOCA owes a lot of their attendance numbers to Banksy who put on Free Mondays, which drew in an average of 4,083 visitors each Monday. The most visited day? The last one, of course. It brought in an all-time daily high of 8,424 visitors, with lines stretching from the entrance of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to Alameda Street in Little Tokyo.

If you didn’t catch the show, you can see some of our pictures from it here. It was epic!

via [MOCA]

First photo: Banksy’s Stained Window by Alice Yoo/My Modern Met

January 19, 2017

Adorable Red Panda Cub Can’t Stop Hugging Toy That Looks Just Like Her

As if Maiya—a recovering red panda cub living at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia—wasn’t already completely adorable, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 2-month-old has recently been photographed with a cuddly new companion: a same-species stuffed animal. In November, Amala, a beloved red panda at the zoo, gave birth to Maiya. At first, the little one was happy and healthy. Not long ago, however, she was traumatically injured while being carried in her mother’s mouth.

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