Welcome to the ‘introduction’ of the future online home of MOHLA, a portal that will follow the progress of one of the most exciting endeavors of our time.
We are at a critical nexus where advancing technology and the changing needs of the social fabric are so serious that humanity has to reinvent itself with a focus on our shared goodness. As New York City has the Statue of Liberty, Los Angeles needs an iconic statement to the millions of visitors to the region. We have the golden opportunity to build a unique museum, a new multidimensional platform that brings forth the wisdom of the ages - a museum that you will not see anywhere else.
This magnificent destination, The Museum of Humanity, will welcome countries from all over the world to exhibit their culture and their gifts to humanity like an evolving world’s fair. Our goal is to create this museum as a source of pride for the world to see … a new and thrilling educational adventure into our own humanity that will take its place on the Los Angeles world stage.
The Museum of Humanity is a multi-disciplinary engagement platform that celebrates the greatest human endeavors across time. Its programs blend art, culture, science, history, and philosophy to inspire generations around the world and to foster a global conversation, drawing wisdom from the past and excitement for the future. MOHLA creates transforming experiences by combining traditional museum practices with immersive technologies, and presenting dynamic programs that include pop up exhibitions, talks, documentaries, symposia, and community events. By doing so, the museum seeks to introduce diverse audiences to the most inspiring human achievements from around the world, building a vision for a future filled with hope and promise.
top events across the globe in real time
The physical journey begins in the MOHLA grand hall entry where visitors can observe the Planet Index (PI) on 3 large video walls.The PI is MOHLA’s proprietary algorithm that ranks the top events across the globe in real time, including threats to the planet as well as the points of peace.
VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN REAL TIME
As area visitors enter the exhibits from the grand hall entry, they will experience "The Pathway through Humanity", a living mosaic of digital faces centered between the display areas.
MUSEUM OF HUMANITY
The Museum of Humanity was founded by Karen & Byron Barnes as the Monument to Humanity Research & Learning Center. In 2008 the company received an advanced ruling that classified the organization as a public charity, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit California Corporation. In 2013 a ‘DBA’ the Museum of Humanity Los Angeles and MOHLA was announced. In 2015 The Monument to Humanity received a major private gift which allows the next level of development to proceed.
MOHLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KAREN TYLER BARNES
Founder, President and CEO
Co-Founder, Financial News Network (now CNBC)
BRIAN A. KITE AIA
Managing Principal, SRK Architect’s Principals
JOHN FLEISHMAN, CRPC
Advisor to the Documentary Center
Financial Advisor, The Rogers Group of Raymond James
Advisor to the Research and Learning Center
Advisor to the International Cultural Center
Chairman, Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce
JAY FOSTER, CPA
Managing Partner, Johnson, Foster, Fitzgerald and Darling, LLP LLP
JAMES MAHONEY II
Secretary and Legal Counsel
Attorney and Entertainment Executive, Mahoney Entertainment
BOARD OF ADVISORS
WILLIAM WOOD - Former Board Member, USC School of Social Work
ADOLFO V. NODAL - Former President, L.A. Cultural Affairs Department
ROBERT BERMAN - Business Advisor and Gallery Owner, Robert Berman Gallery
ANNIE COMBS-BROOKES - Donor Relations Specialist, The Getty Research Institute
WAYNE BLANK - Former Owner, Bergamot Station and Crafted LA @ POLA
TAHDI BLACKSTONE - Cultural Center Advisor, Director of Tahdi's Lighthouse & of IONS
HAL CONKLIN - Former Vice President, National League of Cities
ROBERT RACHINS - Development Manager, Westside Family Health Center
GARY PETERSON - Environmental Consultant, The Greening of the White House
GRAHAM HOWE - Founder and CEO, Curatorial Assistance
NICOLE HALL - Former Vice President Administration, Trilogy Entertainment Group, Liaison to MGM
Museum of humanity los angeles
MOHLA is a gift to the City of Los Angeles, the nation, and the world. Its founders, directors and patrons have devoted years to create and advance this innovative concept for the museum, to bring forth the best of humanity across the ages.
Your continued support will help us bring this long-awaited project to fruition. Express your passion for culture, history, science, philosophy, technology and, most of all, our legacy by becoming a Founding Supporter of MOHLA’s work.
Your gift will help the museum launch its first exhibitions and special initiatives, engage with local communities and educate audiences of all ages.