This Friday, Aug. 30, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is offering free general admission to all visitors from 3 to 11pm. It marks the final week of a summer long program that has provided art to the masses.
LACMA is a useful place to connect children and adults to a wider perspective of art. Filled with both contemporary and traditional art pieces, the monumental building is good for fulfilling summer field trips. The museum features many unique paintings, sculptures and large exhibitions using multimedia.
Among the famous LACMA exhibits is “Levitated Mass,” which its 340-ton granite boulder made headlines during its transportation to the center. The boulder is placed over a 456 foot long slot outside of the museum, and visitors can walk under its shadow.
LACMA also puts emphasis on Asian culture. LACMA offers free story time in the Boone Children’s Gallery in the Korean galleries on Mondays and Fridays at 2 pm. During this time, the staff reads traditional stories of Korean and Chinese cultures. In the same gallery, children and adults can feel closer to Korean history by creating paintings with traditional brushes and calligraphy-inspired paints.
Every year, many tourists and in-town visitors pose next to the well-known Urban Lights. It consists of several dozen carefully designed street lamps, and visitors find it particularly enjoyable to see during the night.
“I always take my kids to LACMA as much as I can. They come home after a wholesome day and always talk about how much they want to go back. They love it more than television!” said Sarah Chang, a mother of two elementary school age boys, in an interview with JSR.
Though Friday is the last of free admission for everyone, general admission is always free for children under 17. Visit lacma.org to learn more about the museum, which is located in the Miracle Mile segment of Wilshire Blvd.