MUSEUMS


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LOS ANGELES

J. Paul Getty Museum

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The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

10-5:30 T-F • 10-9 S • 10-5:30 Su • Closed Mondays P: (310) 440-7330 • gettymuseum@getty.edu

The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Reserve free admission and event tickets for the Getty Villa

10-5 W-M • Closed Tuesday

Hammer Museum

Through its collections, exhibitions and programs, the Hammer examines the depth and diversity of artistic expression through the centuries with a special emphasis on art of our time. At the core of the Hammer's mission is the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of human experience. The Hammer advances UCLA’s mission by contributing to the intellectual life of the University and the world beyond. 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Ángeles, CA 90024 11-7  T/W/ F/S •  11-9 Th • 11-5 Su • Closed Mondays (310) 443.7000 • info@hammer.ucla.edu LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles California 90036 12-8 M/T/Th • Closed Wednesday • 12-9 F • 11-8 S/S P: 323-857-6000 • publicinfo@lacma.org MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 11-5  M/F • Closed Tues/Wednesday • 11-8 Th • 11-6 S/S • P: (213) 626-6222 Free Thursday Evenings: Admission to MOCA Grand Avenue is free every Thursday, 5–8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Buy admission and event tickets at tickets.moca.org THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013 11-5  M/F • Closed Tues/Wednesday • 11-8 Th • 11-6 S/S • P: (213) 626-6222 Free Thursday Evenings: 5–8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 11-5  T-F • Closed Mon • 11-6 S/S • P: (310) 657-0800 Museum of Jurassic Technology The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic. 9341 Venice Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232-2621 2-8 Th • 12-6 F/S/Su • Closed M/T • P: (310) 836-6131 MONA (Museum of Neon Art) The mission of the Museum of Neon Art is to encourage learning and curiosity through the preservation, collection, and interpretation of neon art. 136 West 4th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 12-6 Thu-Sat • 12pm-5pm Sun • P: (213) 489-9918 Norton Simon Museum Norton Simon’s interest in art began in the 1950s with the works of Degas, Renoir, Gauguin and Cézanne. In the 1960s he shaped a major art collection of Old Masters, Impressionists and Modern works which expanded in the 1970s to include Indian and Southeast Asian art. The Norton Simon Museum continues to hold true to its namesake’s vision while organizing exhibits which demonstrate the richness and history of the collections. We invite you to visit and enjoy the treasures that have inspired many throughout the centuries. 411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105-1825 12-6 W-Sun • Closed Tuesday • P: (626) 449-6840 PMCA (Pasadena Museum of California Art) The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media. 490 East Union Street Pasadena, CA 91101 12-5 W-Sun • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays • Free the first Friday of the month P: 626-568-3665 info@pmcaonline.org SMMOA (Santa Monica Museum of Art) Unique to the Westside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art is a risk-taking, noncollecting museum, whose exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal moments in the history of contemporary art and culture. SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, the Santa Monica Museum of Art fosters diversity, innovation, and discovery in contemporary art—local, national, and international. 2525 Michigan Avenue : G1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 11-6 T-S • Closed Su/M • P: (310) 586 6488 NEW YORK MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year. 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, New York 10028-0198 9:30–5:30 T-Th • 9:30–9:00 F/ S • 9:30-5:30 Su • Closed Mondays MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) 11 W 53rd St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10019 10:30-5:30 Sat-Mo • Closed Tues • 10:30-5:30 We-Th (Open until 8:45 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month and every Thursday in July and August) • 10:30-8 Fri AMNH (American Museum of Natural History) The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. 79 Street And Central Park West New York, NY 10024 10-5:45 Daily • P: (212) 769 5100 New Museum 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 12-6 W • 12-9 TH/F • 12-6 S/Su • Closed Mon/Tues • P: (212) 219-1222 P.S.1 Contemporary Art center P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, P.S.1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, P.S.1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. 22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 12 - 6 Th- M • Closed Tu/ Wed • (718) 784-2084‎ DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO SFMOMA FINE ARTS MUSEUMS of SAN FRANCISCO Comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, they are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States. de Young Museum Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years. The new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 9:30–5:15 Tu- Su • Closed Monday • Fridays until 8:45 p.m. mid-January through November Legion of Honor The Legion of Honor, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum is dedicated to the 3,600 California men who lost their lives on the battlefields of France during World War I. Its collections include Rodin's Thinker, which sits in the museum's Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. Lincoln Park 34th Avenue & Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94121 9:30–5:15 Tu- Su • Closed Monday BOSTON