Activity: Visit an Art Museum!
- You can go to any Art Museum in any city.
- I love Culture, History, Science, and other museums too, but for this Art110 Activity, be sure to go to an Art Museum.
- If you happen to be in Saigon, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Las Vegas, San Diego, or any other city – awesome! You can go to a museum that’s not in the LA area, and we can all share in your experience. If you are in the LA vicinity I’ll list some of our local museums below.
Wednesday 25 July ’17 — Noon — The Broad
Those of you in the LA-LB vicinity this summer can optionally meetup at The Broad. The hot new LA Art Museum is The Broad on Grand Ave in Downtown LA. Admission to The Broad is free, but you need an advanced reservation. Or you can wait in the standby line, but that tends to be a ridiculously long wait.
I reserved 9 tickets for Wednesday 25 July ’18 at Noon. That’s almost certainly more than the total number of us that will want to go. And yes, it’s fine if you want to bring anyone who’s not in the class. I can’t imagine we’ll need more than 9 tickets, but if you’d like to reserve your own tix for 25 July or any other day, go here:
We could also optionally go eat something after at Grand Central Market which is just down the hill from The Broad & MOCA.
@ the Museum
- snap a few pix of yourself at the museum
- Pick 2 works of art at the museum and Compare & Contrast them.
If possible, take pix of your 2 works. Or if possible buy postcards of them in the gift shop. Museums usually will let you take pix of anything they own, but not of traveling works they don’t own.
- Norton Simon – take pix of anything!
- Both Getty’s – take pix of almost everything, except for the occasional traveling exhibition
- LACMA – take pix of the majority of what’s on exhibition.
Compare & Contrast
- Formal: Start by talking about how the line, shape, color, texture, scale, rhythm, etc of the 2 pieces compare
- Conceptual: how are the ideas these 2 works evoke in you similar and different?
Art Museums in the Los Angeles area
Admission prices vary. Some have student discounts. Some are free to students. Some are very not-so-free. Some have free or low cost parking. Some have not-so-low-cost parking. Please check their website carefully for all that. Also be sure of their days and hours. It would really suck to drive out there when they’re closed!
Encyclopedic Art Museums
- LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
- Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Contemporary Art Museums
- Hammer Museum, UCLA / Westwood
- The Broad, Grand Ave.,
- MOCA / Grand Ave. (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art / Grand Avenue)
- MOCA / Geffen (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art / Little Tokyo)
- MOCA / PDC (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art / Pacific Design Center)
The Broad & MOCA Grand Av are right across the street from each other. And if you’d like to eat, just a short walk down the hill is Grand Central Market. And BTW, if you eat at Grand Central Market, you really should go across the street and take a look at The Bradbury Building.
Alternative Art Spaces
- Museum of Jurassic Technology (MJT)
- Beall Center for Art+Technology, UCI
- Watts Towers (must take tour & have photo of yourself inside)
Local Art Museums
- OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art)
- Long Beach Museum of Art
- MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art / Long Beach
- Getty Center, Westwood
- Getty Villa, Malibu
- Huntington Library, San Marino
Art Museums outside the Los Angeles area
Pick any Art Museum you like. If you want help finding one, or want helping pick which one, just let me know!