Arts & Entertainment

Museums Free-For -All Weekend Coming in October

Several museums in Los Angeles and Orage Counties will be free for all or part of the weekend of October 3 and/or 4.  There are 22 museums participating in the event.  Those open both days are The Armory Center for the Arts (145 North Raymond in Pasadena, the California African American Museum (Exposition Park), California Science Center (Exposition Park), Craft and Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd in L.A.) Fowler Museum at UCLA, The Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A.), The Getty Villa (17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades – reservations are required), Museum of Latin American Art  (628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana), Orange County Museum of Art 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, and The Paley Center for Media (465 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills.

Open for free only on Saturday October 3 will be the California Science Center (Exposition Park), Japanese American National Museum (369 East First Stree), Santa Monica Museum of Art and The Studio for Southern California History (525 Alpine Street, L.A.).

Those open free on Sunday will be the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana (2002 North Main Street), The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live (Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, L.A.), Hammer Museum at UCLA, the Museum of Contemporary Art (250 South Grand Avenue, L.A.), Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Exposition Park), and the Skirball Cultural Center (2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, L.A.).

For more information about these museums, google their web sites.

By Susan Motander

September 10, 2009

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