Recent Magazine and Newspaper Articles:

LACMA’s bid for MOCA gains support Support
By Jori Finkel and Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times | March 8, 2013,

Merry Norris, a collector and art consultant who helped spearhead MOCA's founding in 1979 and was a key fundraiser in its early days, said she's still trying to come to terms with the idea of MOCA being subsumed under LACMA.

"It may be a wonderful idea, but I'm still thinking it through," she said. "What Michael Govan has done at LACMA is just extraordinary, but combine the two? I don't know if they should be under one umbrella. If it's a financial necessity, I guess so, but it's hard to believe that sufficient money couldn't be raised at MOCA to propel it forward.

  • Departures Magazine, Best Hotel Art Collections, May/June, 2012
  • Urban Land Magazine, Public Art in Transit, May 8, 2012
  • Interior Design Magazine, L.A. Story, Multiple plotlines interweave at the West Hollywood Library,
         February 1, 2012
  • LA Weekly, Hotel Art in L.A.: A User's Guide, December 29, 2011
  • The New York Times Style Magazine, Seeing Things | The Newest Branch, November 23, 2011
  • The Architect’s Newspaper, Wall Power: West Hollywood commissions a slew of public artists
         for its new library, November 14, 2011
  • Los Angeles Times, Architecture Review: West Hollywood Library among top works
         September 28, 2011
  • Pasadena Magazine (Cover), May, 2010
  • Beverly Press, December, 2009
  • THE Magazine (Los Angeles), May, 2009
  • The New York Times, In Los Angeles, Art That’s Worth the Detour (Interview), May 1, 2009
  • California Homes, December, 2008
  • Interior Design Magazine, Mover/Shaker -- In The Public Eye, August, 2008 | Page 1 | 2 | 3
  • MOCA THE CONTEMPORARY, MOCA Turns 25, Spotlight: Merry Norris, Summer, 2004

  • Recent Panel Participation:

  • inCOLLABORATION | Edward Cella Art + Architecture and A+D Museum
         March 13, 2012, Los Angeles
         Forum Panelist “In Conversation: Lynn Aldrich, Benjamin Ball
         and Merry Norris with art critic Scarlet Cheng”  
  • An Exhibition Presented by the USC American Academy in China
         July 10, 2010, Shanghai      Forum Panelist "The New Chinese Landscape"
  • L.A. Mart Design Center and Luxe Interiors + Design
         Designers Forum 2010
         Business Matters | Session Two | June 29, 2010
         COLOR THEORY: Forecasting the Impact of Tones and Hues
         Review: Interiors Magazine, Designers' Forum, August, 2010
  • © Merry Norris Contemporary Art, 2013