Get Ready to Embark on a Gratis Art Journey


Southern California is hosting its annual event of “Museums Free-For-All” on the 30th of this month. From the most renown ones to perhaps unfamiliar names, around 30 museums all around the Southern 1California area are participating at this event.

There are a few things that you should be aware of before dressing up in fancy, formal attire and leaving your wallet behind. The admission is free, but special exhibitions and parking may not be. There also are places where reservation is a must. To be a smart strategist, you should not consider going to museums that are free during regular hours.

When thinking about the museums in So Cal, the first one to pop in your mind is probably Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Being the largest museum in the West Coast, LACMA boasts its extensive array of world-famous masterpieces. The 340 ton grandiose granite that cost 10 million dollars to transport and the Urban Light consisting 202 pillars that proudly stand are a must-see.

The Getty Center or the Getty Villa are worth visiting, but should not be priorities for the 30th since the admission is always free. On the other hand, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which possesses 6800 widely praised pieces, should be considered since the regular admission is $12.

This “Museums Free-For-All” event will provide an opportunity for the newcomers to immerse their first foot in the field of art, or encourage the rest to continue seeking art instead of desolately gazing at the computer screens on their leisurely weekends.

Participating Museums:
Annenberg Space for Photography
Armory Center for the Arts
Autry Museum of the American West Includes free admission to the Autry in Griffith Park and the Autry’s historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington campus
The Broad
California African American Museum
Columbia Memorial Space Center
California Science Center Extra charge for Space Shuttle Endeavour, IMAX films, and special exhibits
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Descanso Gardens
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Getty Center
Getty Villa Timed tickets are required. Visit
Hammer Museum
Japanese American Museum
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Offer valid for general admission only. Does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Tolerance Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All
Natural History Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
The Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Petersen Automotive Museum
Riverside Art Museum Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center Offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu
William S. Hart Museum
Zimmer Children’s Museum Closed Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of Museum Free-for-All


Original document available from Translated by Sooahn Ko