If you’re staying at the historic athletic club downtown, you’ll be located within a short distance from a variety of museums. While you have your popular museums, change it up and head to some of these most underrated museums LA instead.
Founded in 1977, the California African American Museum became the first African American museum dedicated to art, culture, and history while also being supported by the state. The museum features a wide variety of art pieces and exhibits. You’ll see quilts, sculptures, jewelry, and much more. Catch the “How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles” exhibit that is closing August 26th! The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed Mondays.
There’s nothing quite like the Museum on Neon Art located at 216 S. Brand Blvd in Glendale. The museum features permanent as well as rotating exhibits that tell the past, present, and future of electric and light based arts. Catch their latest exhibit, “There’s More to Neon Signs than Liquor, Motels and Live Nude Girls”, which will close August 26th.
The Hammer Museum is located near the University of California Los Angeles, which is an added bonus as it can be fun to visit the beautiful campus nearby. At this art museum, you’ll find an incredible collection of pieces from artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Titian, Moreau and more. The museum also has special exhibits that feature edgy and contemporary art.
One of the latest contemporary art spaces in LA is the Marciano Art Foundation. This non-profit arts foundation was created as a way to exhibit the personal art collection of Maurice and Paul Marciano, the founders of Guess. In addition to their personal collection, there will also be rotating special exhibits. Tickets are also FREE, just be sure to reserve your ticket online at the official website. While the museum is new to the LA art scene, it’s still not to be missed.