Museum of Conceptual Art

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The Museum of Conceptual Art was founded in the 1970 by Tom Marioni, who describe it as a "social artwork".[1] The museum moved into its second location on January 3, 1973 at 75 Third Street above Breen’s Bar in San Francisco, California,[2] it was one of the three major centers for conceptual art in California in the 1970s,[3] and centered on the theory of conceptual art as "Art as Idea"[4] as well as featuring "life art".[5] The museum closed its doors in 1984.[6]


  1. ^ Karin Breuer; Ruth E. Fine & Steven A. Nash (1997). Thirty-five Years at Crown Point Press: Making Prints, Doing Art. University of California Press. p. 13.
  2. ^ "MOCA/FM: Museum of Conceptual Art: Opening of a New Space". KPFA. January 10, 1973. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Peter Wollen (2004). Paris Manhattan: Writings on Art. Verso. p. 33. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Brandon LaBelle (2006). Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 50. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Marvin A. Carlson. Performance: A Critical Introduction. Routledge. p. 112. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Tom Marioni". Retrieved November 22, 2012.