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Essential Arts: MOCA director on his way out, Susan Stroman's return to the stage

Essential Arts: MOCA director on his way out, Susan Stroman's return to the stage

More leadership uncertainty at MOCA. The Julius Eastman revival. Susan Stroman’s Henry James moves. I’m arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa, your guide for this week’s essential arts stories. Carolina Miranda is at the Venice Architecture Biennale and will return next week.

PHILIPPE VERGNE’S EXIT

Less than two months after Museum of Contemporary Art director Philippe Vergne fired chief curator Helen Molesworth, the downtown L.A. museum’s board of trustees announced it would not renew Vergne’s contract, which is up next year. "How is MOCA ever going to find anyone as suave, friendly, urbane and genuine as...

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