Tired of having to spend money in order to have fun? Yeah, same here! But lucky for us, Free Museum Day: Pacific Standard LA/LA is right around the corner and what’s better than free art?
The launch of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA event is upon us. Pacific Standard is an art exhibition dedicated to showcasing Latin American and Latino culture. The festivities will commence September 14th with a block party at Grand Park. Various mediums will be exhibited to help communicate the importance of diversity, and emphasize the rich Latin American culture that aided in molding Southern California. The event is free and there will be food, drinks, activities, and performances.
The celebration will continue with free museum day on September 17th. On this day over 50 museums will grant free admission (including those who currently offer free admission). Now is your chance to take advantage of this perk and visit any museum you’ve desired to attend.
Here are my favorite museums that happen to be participating in the event. Get your camera ready and go check them out for yourself!
LACMA is one of the largest and most popular museums in Los Angeles. It is commonly known for it's light pole exhibit located outside the museum, Urban Light. It is prominent for its Asian, Latin American, pre-Columbian art. Exhibits at the museum feature art ranging from ancient to present time, with over 130,000 pieces to depict the evolution.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Getty museum is one of the two museums property of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the other being the Getty Villa. The museum features primitive European art, along with 19th-20th century Asian, American, and European pieces. Structures and elaborate gardens are located outside the museum, a popular spot for photographing. The museum is best known for being home to Van Gogh's, Irises.
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
MOCA is a museum that houses contemporary European and American art dating beyond 1940. The museum strictly exhibits contemporary art and is the only of its kind in Los Angeles to do so. A majority of the pieces have been donated to the museum. Art pieces and exhibitions frequently change, but a permanent exhibition remains that contains some of the museum's' most remarkable pieces.
250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012