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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.

Welcome

 
 
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About MOHLA

 
 

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.

 

 
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Planet Index

top events across the globe in real time

The physical journey will begin in the museum's grand hall entry where visitors can observe the Planet Index (PI) on 3 large video walls. The PI will be MOHLA’s proprietary algorithm that will rank top events across the globe in real time, including threats to the planet as well as the points of peace.

 
 
 

Core  Exhibitions 

CELEBRATING HUMANITY IN ITS FINEST HOURS   

 

MOHLA's core exhibitions will present the arts, culture, science, philosophy, architecture, healing arts, and technology through traditional and latest multi-media platforms for a new educational experience.

 
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Research and Learning Center

 

AS A GATEWAY TO HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH

 

The Research and Learning Center will educate and advocate for environmentally-balanced, life-sustaining initiatives that strive to improve the human condition. It will celebrate significant breakthroughs in research on environmental balance and restoration, habitat stability, food supply, health, water, and air quality.

 
 
 

International Cultural Center 

 

ESTABLISHING GLOBAL PRIDE AND EMPATHY   

 

The International Cultural Center will be our World's Fair celebrating human advancement and showcasing contributions of other cultures throughout the centuries. The Center's core initiative "Gifts of Nations" will include international collaboration with other organizations globally to explore what makes them proud of their culture.

 
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Documentary Center

Capturing the matrix of humanity

 

The Documentary Center will acquire and produce series of documentaries capturing the matrix of humanity throughout history that can be of educational value today. In addition, the core work of the Center will be to disseminate the exhibitions and programs of the museum, as well as the initiatives of the International Cultural Center and the Research and Learning Center.

 
 
 

Sculpture Garden 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN ThE HEART OF LOS ANGELES

 
 

MOHLA's international outreach and multi-cultural collaboration will include the creation of an evolving garden that displays sculptures and installations portraying other cultures' interpretation of humanity.

 
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Museum of Humanity Los Angeles

 

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.

 
 
 

Board of Directors

KAREN TYLER BARNES
Founder, President and CEO
Co-founder, Financial News Network (Now CNBC)

BRIAN A. KITE AIA 
Board Chair
Managing Principal, SRK Architect’s Principals

GUNNAR KEEL
Advisor to the Research and Learning Center
Environmental Entrepreneur

JOHN FLEISHMAN, CRPC
Advisor to the Documentary Center
Financial Advisor, The Rogers Group of Raymond James

HOLMES STONER
Advisor to the International Cultural Center
Chairman, Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce

 
 

Officers

JAMES MAHONEY II
Secretary and Legal Counsel
Attorney and Entertainment Executive, Mahoney Entertainment

JAY FOSTER, CPA
Treasurer 
Managing Partner, Johnson, Foster, Fitzgerald and Darling, LLP

 
 

Advisory Board

ROBERT BERMAN
Business Advisor and Gallery Owner
Robert Berman Gallery

GARY PETERSON
Environmental Consultant
The Greening of the White House

IRENE TSATSOS
Chief Curator
Armory Center for the Arts

TAHDI BLACKSTONE
Cultural Center Advisor and Director
Tahdi's Lighthouse & IONS - LA

HAL CONKLIN
Former Vice President
National League of Cities

ROBERT RACHINS
Development Manager
Westside Family Health Center

 

WILLIAM WOOD
Former Board Member
USC School of Social Work

ADOLFO V. NODAL
Former President
L.A. Cultural Affairs Department

ANNIE COMBS-BROOKES
Donor Relations Specialist
The Getty Research Institute

WAYNE BLANK
Former Owner
Bergamot Station and Crafter LA @ POLA

GRAHAM HOWE
Founder and CEO
Curatorial Assistance

KATHY ELDON
Founder
Creative Visions Foundation

NICOLE HALL
Former Vice President Administration
Trilogy Entertainment Group, Liaison to MGM

 

Curatorial Committee

REBECCA McGREW
Senior Curator
Pomona College Museum of Art

MELISSA LO, Ph.D.
Curator, Associate Director of the Program in the History of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 

CAROLYN BRUCKEN, Ph.D.
Senior Curator
The Autry Museum of the American West

GRAHAM HOWE
Curator, Founder and CEO
Curatorial Assistance