David Quammen, MOCA Gallery

In June, MOCA DC—-the District’s most nude-friendly art gallery—-was informed it must vacate its Georgetown location after an incident involving nipple pasties. But last week, MOCA DC renegotiated its lease in its Canal Square digs—-under the condition that it cover up. “Under terms discussed with RB Properties last Thursday MOCA DC will be staying put for the foreseeable future,” gallery owner David Quammen wrote in a statement. There is, of course, a price: “In exchange for a lease in my name and a few improvements that they will make, I will not display nude figurative art in the lobby, make some renovations—-which I had in mind anyway—-and ensure that events will be contained in the rear portion of the gallery.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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