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LA Museum Director Calls it Quits

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The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art's director is resigning.

MOCA says Jeffrey Deitch informed his board of directors Wednesday of his intentions.

The museum says Deitch also agreed to stay on until a campaign to raise MOCA's endowment from $20 million to $100 million is completed. That's expected this fall.

Meanwhile, the museum has formed a committee to look for his successor.

Deitch has been a controversial figure in LA's arts community since the New York gallery owner arrived at MOCA in 2010.

His "Art in The Streets" exhibition, featuring the works of Banksy, Shepard Fairey and other graffiti artists, drew record crowds in 2011.

But other shows, including one featuring the works of actor Dennis Hopper and another curated by actor James Franco, have been dismissed as lowbrow.

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