ArtSlant - Museums http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/show en-us 40 A + D Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 <p style="text-align: justify;" class="content_left"><span style="font-size: small;">Established in response to the need for a space that would be devoted expressly to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building, one of downtown Los Angeles’ premiere landmark buildings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="content_left"><span style="font-size: small;">Now located on Los Angeles’ Museum Row, A+D continues to be the only museum in Los Angeles where continuous exhibits of architecture and design are on view.  Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming, A+D serves as a showcase for the work of important regional, national and international designers, providing a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design that are helping to shape the city. Support from corporations, community businesses, foundations and individuals will ensure the continued vitality of what Dwell editor and New York Times contributor Frances Anderton heralded as a “very real force in the city.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="content_left"><span style="font-size: small;">A+D Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and is a member of the American Association of Museums and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums and is recognized by design industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Graphic Artists and the American Architectural Foundation.</span></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 06:14:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90067 <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, and it creates a new paradigm in the world of photography.</span></p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"Photography is one of the most accessible and personal forms of art. We see the creation of the Annenberg Space for Photography as a service to the community where visitors can see the world through a different lens and leave feeling motivated to make positive change."</span></p> <div align="right"> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>--Wallis Annenberg<br />Chairman of the Board, President and CEO&nbsp;<br /></em><em>of the Annenberg Foundation</em></span></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 06:17:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 97206 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Enriching Lives Through the World's Finest Arts and Cultures.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:42:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:52:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><img name="MissionBar" src="http://www.cafam.org/images/MissionBar.jpg" height="28" width="574" /></p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;">The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) champions cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art. Our exhibits and programs serve as a catalyst for the exploration of art and ideas that reflect our ever-changing community.</p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><img name="Philosophy" src="http://www.cafam.org/images/PhilosophyBar.jpg" height="28" width="574" /></p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;">The museum is guided by the conviction that its programming should bridge local and global cultures, and inspire a sense of inquiry and creativity within all people. Located on Los Angeles’ prestigious Museum Row, CAFAM acts as a catalyst for cultural understanding and unity in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Our original exhibitions and public programs are developed in close collaboration with community cultural groups to ensure authentic expression.</p> <p align="left" style="text-align: justify;"><img name="FolkArtBar" src="http://www.cafam.org/images/FolkArtBar.jpg" height="28" width="574" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At CAFAM we view the term “folk art” in a contemporary and dynamic light that is not limited to one frame. <b>We consider all art made in a cultural and social context as part of our domain.</b> Our stance encompasses a wide breath of art and ideas ranging from Polynesian body tattoos that mark a tribe, whether traditional or urban, to the modern interpretation of ancient cave paintings from India that offer political commentary about a post-9/11 world, to a photojournalist’s observations of the complexity of contemporary Iranian society.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Folk art offers cultural insights not readily seen in other art forms since it is created with an awareness of, and a connection to tradition and community.  The process of creating folk art is a varied and dynamic one that builds on traditional methods or ideas, but also includes individual creativity and contemporary influences. This artistic merger of social order and individual creativity offers incredible insight into global and local values and beliefs.  Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of folk art is how sublimely it reveals human similarities amongst diverse cultures.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:01:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90095 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through highly contextualized interpretive exhibitions, publications, and public programming, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. The Fowler provides exciting and informative exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Parking: Convenient parking is available in LOT 4, accessible from Sunset Blvd at Westwood. Parking is $8; automated pay stations in the lot accept $1 and $5 bills and credit/debit cards.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:46:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Getty Center Los Angeles, 1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Mission Statement</b></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">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. To fulfill its mission, the Museum continues to develop its collection through purchase and gifts, complementing its impact through special exhibitions, publications, educational programs developed for a wide range of audiences, and a related performing arts program. The Museum strives to provide its visitors with access to the most innovative research in the visual arts while they enjoy a unique experience in viewing works of art at our Getty Center and Getty Villa sites. While benefiting from the broader context of the Getty Trust, the Museum also extends the reach of its mission via the internet and through the regular exchange of works of art, staff, and expertise.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">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. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.getty.edu/visit/index.html">Get information about visiting the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:58:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Hammer Museum is a unique, cutting-edge arts institution that connects the classics and the contemporary through its varied collections, wide-ranging exhibitions, and provocative programs. 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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Parking: Parking is available under the Museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours with Museum stamp; $1.50 for each additional 20 minutes. There is a $3 flat rate after 6:00 p.m. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. Bike parking is free. Visit Hammer website for public transportation information.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:46:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Irvine Museum, 18881 Von Karman Ave. Ste. 1000, Irvine, CA 92612 Museum dedicated to California impressionism.<br> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:49:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We share the story of Japanese Americans because we honor our nation’s diversity. We believe in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. We strive as a world-class museum to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We promote continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. We believe that our work will transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.</span></p> <p><noindex><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.janm.org/about/history/">History of the Japanese American National Museum</a></span></strong> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The founding of the Museum is a story of high hopes, remarkable achievements, frustration, and ultimately, success. Like the saga of generations of Japanese Americans, it is a story of tenacity. This is that story. <a href="http://www.janm.org/about/history/">more</a>...</span></p> </noindex></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML"></div> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:05:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">LACMA’s seven-building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation known as the <em>Transformation</em> and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The first phase of the project opened in early 2008, introducing an open-air pavilion called the BP Grand Entrance as well as the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, featuring 60,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors. BCAM's inaugural installation includes expansive spaces devoted to the art of Richard Serra, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Chris Burden, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and many more.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Among the museum’s special strengths are its holdings of Asian art, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In April 2006, Michael Govan became CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA. Formerly president and director of Dia Art Foundation and deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Mr. Govan is the seventh director in LACMA’s forty-six-year history.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Mission Statement</strong></span><br />To serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.<br /></span></p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML"></div> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:52:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Museum’s exhibitions, catalogs, and educational activities illustrate an ongoing examination of California art, which includes historical and contemporary art as well as regionally important influences, such as car and surf culture. Through collections, publications, and research on the art of California, Laguna Art Museum promotes understanding of the role of California art and artists in the development of the visual arts nationally and internationally.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Laguna Art Museum Mission Statement</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Laguna Art Museum is a museum of American art with a special focus on the art of California. Its purpose is to provide the public with exposure to art and to promote understanding of the role of art and artists in American culture through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship and education. Working within the tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, Laguna Art Museum documents regional art and places it in a national context. The Museum maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive, accessible, and relevant to the area’s diverse population.</span></p> <p> </p> Sun, 25 May 2014 07:52:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 West Lancaster BLVD, (Corner of Ehrlich Ave. and Lancaster BLVD), Lancaster , CA 93534 <p>The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (now known as Lancaster Museum of Art and History or MOAH) was officially dedicated January 18, 1986 at the Sierra Highway location. The Museum's metamorphosis continued as construction began on the new building with a historic groundbreaking on February 23, 2010.</p> <p>Located on the corner of Lancaster BLVD and Ehrlich Avenue, the new Lancaster Museum of Art and History provides additional space for expanded programs and exhibitions, updated architecture, and a central location on The BLVD. The Museum officially opened on May 5, 2012.</p> <p>Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) houses a collection of post-war period and contemporary art in the areas of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, film, installations and new media. </p> <p>The museum also houses a collection of art pertaining to the Antelope Valley region. This art was created by artists that lived in, worked in or were inspired to create by the region. Rotating art exhibitions focus on contemporary artists, as well as the art housed within the current collection.<br /> <br /> In addition, the museum has a vast collection of Native American, historic artifacts and geologic specimens pertaining primarily to the Antelope Valley and its surrounding areas. </p> <p>Many of these items will be on permanent display within the museum, while others make up some of the history themed rotating exhibits showcased throughout the year.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:10:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house, now called the Miller Education Center (built in 1912), oceanfront gardens, and a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions with the Museum Store in the Masterson Atrium. The historic buildings are home to administrative offices, the Boeing Classroom and Café. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events. Become a Museum Member today!</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:44:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list Mingei International Museum - San Diego, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mingei International Museum reveals the beauty of use in <a href="http://www.mingei.org/exhibitions/current">folk art, craft and design</a> from all eras and cultures of the world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the revered Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (<em>min</em>) and art (<em>gei</em>). Yanagi's teachings awakened people to the essential need to make and use objects that are unfragmented expressions of head, heart and hands.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum collects, conserves and exhibits these arts of daily use - by anonymous craftsmen of ancient times, from traditional cultures of past and present and by historical and contemporary designers.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.mingei.org/visit/san-diego">Mingei International Museum</a> in Balboa Park, San Diego opens a window on the great world, revealing similarities and distinctions of individuals and cultures in art of the people, and inspiring people to express their own innate creativity.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Financial support is provided by the <a href="http://www.sandiego.gov/arts-culture/" target="_blank">City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture</a>. Mingei International Museum is funded in part by the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program and Community Projects Fund. The Museum cooperates with governments, other museums, designer craftsmen and collectors throughout the world in developing its collection and its exhibitions.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:56:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list MOCA Geffen Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Welcome to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles</b></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">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. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Mission &amp; Vision Statement</b> </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">MOCA's mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. MOCA engages artists and audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, collection, education, and publication. MOCA identifies and supports the most significant and challenging art of its time, places it in historical context, and links the range of the visual arts to contemporary culture. MOCA provides leadership by actively fostering and presenting new work, emerging media, and original scholarship.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">***<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">While MOCA Grand Avenue was under construction, the museum opened an interim exhibition space called the "Temporary Contemporary." Constructed in the 1940s as a hardware store and used as a warehouse and police car garage, the "TC," was subtly renovated by renowned California architect Frank Gehry. The TC captivated critics and museum patrons with its accessibility, informality and lack of pretension; John Russell referred to it in the NY Times as "a prince among spaces," and William Wilson wrote in the LA Times that it "instantly had the hospitable aura of a people's museum." Due to the popularity and suitability of the building for exhibitions. In 1996, MOCA received a $5-million gift from The David Geffen Foundation, and the TC was renamed The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  </span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:57:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Venues/list