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LOS ANGELES MUSEUMS Calendar
Current Museums Events in L.A. and surrounding areas
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01/23/2020
SANTA MONICA HISTORY MUSEUM FREE ADMISSION DAY

1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 395-2290 - Free - Join us this Thursday, January 23 for our Free Admission Day from Noon to 8 PM and experience our current exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today.” We hope to see yo ....

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09/10/2019 to 01/26/2020
FANTASY WORLD: ITALIAN AMERICANS IN ANIMATION

644 North Main Street 213-485-8432 - Free - The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles New Free, All Ages Exhibition - Fantasy World: Italian Americans in Animation The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a ne ....

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02/06/2020
PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BIRTHDAY LUNCH AND TOUR

40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 805-577-4057 - - Join us as we celebrate President Reagan on the anniversary of his birthday with a Birthday Lunch and Tour. This special day will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a served meal and delectable dessert prepare ....

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02/17/2020
13TH ANNUAL SWEETHEART’S DINNER AND DANCE

40 Presidential Drive 200 805-577-4057 - - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is pleased to announce our 13th annual Sweetheart’s Dinner and Dance. We will be hosting an elegant evening for you and your special Valentine under the wings ....

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02/24/2020
ICONIC HOUSES LECTURE // MELNIKOV HOUSE: SAVING AN AVANT-GARDE ICON

4800 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 988-0516 - FREE - Hollyhock House is proud to host Pavel Kuznetsov, Director of Melnikov House for a lecture Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre to discuss the history of Moscow ....

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09/02/2019 to 03/08/2020
ESTHER WILLIAMS: THE SWIMMING QUEEN OF THE SILVER SCREEN

217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon CA 90704 9493025233 - $0-$17 - RECURRING September 6, 2019 - March 8, 2020 The Catalina Island Museum presents the debut curation of Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen, an exhibition celebrating the dynamic l ....

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01/18/2020 to 03/14/2020
GALERIE XII DEBUT'S PAOLO VENTURA’S FIRST LA SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING AN OPENING RECEPTION ON JANUARY 18, 2020 WITH THE ARTIST

6150 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 917-5106 - FREE - Galerie XII Los Angeles is celebrating its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based photographer Paolo Ventura. The exhibition of Ventura’s magical photographic work ....

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03/19/2020
EGYPT’S LOST CITIES LUNCH AND TOUR

40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 805-577-4057 - - Join us as we go back in time with our spectacular exhibit, Egypt’s Lost Cities. The exhibition takes a fascinating look at the two ancient cities that were lost to natural disasters and the rising ....

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02/09/2020 to 04/19/2020
TO VIEW A PLASTIC FLOWER OPENING RECEPTION FEBRUARY 9, 2020 FROM 2: 00 PM - 5:00 PM.

4800 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-6269 - FREE - The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs presents a new exhibition, To View a Plastic Flower, at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) from February 13 - April 19, 2020, with an ope ....

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05/05/2019 to 05/05/2020
NEW EXHIBIT - HOLLYWOOD DREAM MACHINES: VEHICLES OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY IN LOS ANGELES

6060 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90036 - - The Petersen Automotive Museum newest exhibit will feature over 40 Hollywood vehicles from cult classic films and video games. Key vehicles on display will include the Warthog from “Halo,” the 2035 ....

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02/08/2020 to 06/07/2020
CATALINA PAINTINGS: NIGHT AND DAY

217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704 310-510-2412 - $0-$17 - Night and Day explores visions of Catalina through the eyes and palettes of contemporary plein air painters. The natural island beauty and bustling seaside community of Avalon have long been a draw f ....

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11/09/2019 to 06/07/2020
UNDER A MUSHROOM CLOUD: HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, AND THE ATOMIC BOMB

100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, California 90012 - Adults $16 Seniors (62 and over) $7 Students (with ID) and Youth (6–17) $7 Children 5 and under and JANM Members, Free. - ‘UNDER A MUSHROOM CLOUD: HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, AND THE ATOMIC BOMB’ TRAVELING EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT JANM FROM NOVEMBER 9, 2019 TO JUNE 7, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Under A Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagas ....

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07/16/2016 to 07/31/3016
POP-UP EXHIBIT "LAUGHING MATTERS: THE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN STAND-UP COMEDY"

454b Jung Jing Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 8313454062 - FREE - ABOUT: Using art, artifacts and photography this exhibit explores the subtle and profound gender discrimination that women in stand-up comedy confront on a daily basis. By sharing the stories of wome ....

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BROADLAND

221 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles - Free - Downtown Los Angelesland just got a new “land.” It’s called Broadland, and the theme is modern art. ....

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THE BATTLESHIP IOWA MUSEUM

San Pedro, CA - - The West Coast’s only battleship museum.  A unique experience on board takes you on a memorable family journey through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of thousands of  ....

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EXPLOROCEAN/NEWPORT HARBOR NAUTICAL MUSEUM

600 E. Bay Ave, Newport Beach, 92661 949.675.8915 - - Explore our region's maritime heritage with family-oriented interactive exhibits, ship models, artifacts and art, located in the heart of the historic Balboa Fun Zone on Newport Bay. In addition to o ....

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THE GRAMMY MUSEUM

800 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles CA LA Live entertainment complex, Olympic and Figueroa 213.765.6800 - - The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, th ....

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MARCONI AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

1302 Industrial Dr., Tustin, CA 92780 714-258-3001 - The Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids is the most unique car venue in Southern California. The Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids offers not only the chance to enjoy a More ....

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NOAH’S ARK AT THE SKIRBALL

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Skirball Cultural Center - (located off the 405 Freeway; exit Skirball Center Drive) (310) 440-4500 - $12 General | $9 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $7 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 - New family destination promises to be summer’s “hot ticket”! The Skirball Cultural Center opens Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—an innovative, delight-filled destination for children and families of ....

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE

9786 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035 Simon Wiesenthal Plaza (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive). Entrance on Pico - F 310-553-8403 - The Museum of Tolerance provides a unique and provocative experience that challenges visitors to become witnesses to history, confront the dynamic of intolerance that is still embedded in society tod
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MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM

22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA. 92518 I-215 freeway at Van Buren Blvd. You will see it from the freeway. Parking lot available. 951 697-6600 - - The March Field Air Museum is a "must see" for every member of the family. The museum is operated by the non-profit March Field Air Museum Foundation. It's support comes entirely from donations, cont ....

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THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, California 93065 800-410-8354 or 805-577-4000 - Memorabilia from Ronald Reagans life and presidency. Now includes Air Force One and also Marine One (presidential helicopter). Reagan's Country Cafe provides refreshments: soups, salads, sandwiches
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART (AMOCA)

399 North Garey Ave, Pomona CA 91767 909.865.3146 - - Founded in 2001 and opened in September, 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. It is located in ....

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THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM

1660 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028 in the historic Max Factor Building (323) 464 7776 - The Hollywood Museum is located in the world-famous historic Max Factor Building. The magnificently restored Hollywood Regency style Art Deco landmark building is located in the “Heart of Hollywood



HERITAGE SQUARE MUSEUM

3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, California 90031-1530 (323) 225-2700 - A living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday ....

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DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER

2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana, Ca 92705 714-542-CUBE - Discovery Science Center is Orange County’s leading destination for hands-on science fun. Guests can explore more than 100 hands-on science exhibits in eight themed areas: Discovery Stadium, Techno More ....

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RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM

5164 E Telegraph Rd, Piru, CA 805.521.1501 - - Rancho Camulos is an 1800 acre working ranch that was established in 1853 by Ygnacio del Valle in the eastern part of Ventura County. 10 acres that include the orginal adobe home and ranch buildings ....

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USC FISHER GALLERY

823 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0292 USC Fisher Gallery - Parking: Enter campus at Exposition Blvd. and Watt Way. Inquire with attendant (213) 740-4561 - Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Gallery, the museum of the University of Southern California and the first museum established in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the exhibition a More ....

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THE GAMBLE HOUSE

4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena CA (626)793-3334 - The Gamble House is an internationally recognized National Historic Landmark, in the style of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Built in 1908, The Gamble House is the most complete and best-pres
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