Museums for Art 165 and Art 166/History of Art students
(if you're an Art 100 student, click here for your museum list)

For your paper assignment, ONLY VISIT MUSEUMS FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST. Art galleries, art centers, smaller museums of art, non-art museums (such as museums of natural history, anthropology, space, science, etc.) do not count. If you want to include a museum not on this list, clear it with me first. If you visit a museum not on this list, you will not receive credit. A bit of advice: if you're looking for more traditional works of art, stick to the San Diego Museum of Art or the Timken Museum of Art. The other San Diego area museums, such as the two contemporary museums, have works which, if you're not used to looking at art, you may find difficult to appreciate and/or write on. See me if you'd like some more in depth advice.

The following information on the museums is subject to change. Always call a museum before going to double check its hours and days of operation. It's your responsibility, not mine, to check when the museums are open to insure completing your assignments for this class on time.

Click on the linked museums to go directly to their website. If you know of a museum's web site that I don't have here, please let me know.

THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART (SDMA). 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 232-7931. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-6:00; and Thursday, 10:00-9:00. Admission charge.

THE TIMKEN MUSEUM OF ART. 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 239-5548. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-4:30; and Sunday 1:30-4:30. No admission charge.

Since there's no admission fee, be sure to get the museum's stamp on a sheet of paper (they have slips of paper with their web site address printed on it) or postcard and include it with your paper. Also, don't write about the copy of Giovanni da Bologna's Mercury in the lobby. It's not an original work of art.

THE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS (MOPA). 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 238-7559. Open daily, 10:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SAN DIEGO (MCASD). 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. (619) 454-3541. Open weekdays and weekends, 11:00-5:00; Thursdays 11:00-8:00; closed Wednesdays. Admission charge.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SAN DIEGO/DOWNTOWN (MCASD). 1001 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego. (619) 234-1001. Open everyday except Wednesdays, 11:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE GETTY CENTER, LOS ANGELES. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood. (310) 440-7300. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 10:00-6:00; Friday and Saturday, 10:00-9:00. No admission fee, but there is a $15.00 parking fee. Since there's no admission fee, save your parking receipt (or a bookstore receipt) as proof of your visit and include it with your museum paper. The Getty Center, of which the museum is the centerpiece, sits atop a hill in Brentwood, providing the visitor with views of Los Angeles and the ocean. The architecture and gardens, not to mention the art, make this a museum that is worth the trek to L.A. The Getty Center's collection focuses on art from the Middle Ages through the present (including good examples of Renaissance, Baroque, Post-Impressionist and early photographic art).

THE GETTY VILLA, MALIBU. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. (310) 440-7300. Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00-5:00. No admission fee, but there is a $15.00 parking fee. Since there's no admission fee, save your parking receipt (or a bookstore receipt) as proof of your visit and include it with your museum paper. Because of the limited parking at the Villa, you must make a reservation (for a specific day and time) before going there. Advance, timed tickets are available online. Groups of nine or more must make reservations by phone. No walk-ins are allowed. You may not park in the adjacent neighborhoods. You may be dropped off within the Villa's gates or you may arrive by public bus, provided you show your bus receipt or transfer (and you must have a ticket to enter the Villa). See their website for detailed restrictions and rules. The Getty Villa is a recreation of an ancient Roman country house from the first century A.D. The collections include Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities which span the periods from 3000 B.C. to 300 A.D.

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA). 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. Open Mon., Tues., and Thurs., noon-8:00 p.m.; Friday, noon-9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-8:00 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays. Admission charge, except for the second Tues. of every month; children 6 and under free.

Parking located across the street at the corner of Wilshire and Spaulding. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. Galleries are open on a rotating basis, call the museum for exact schedule. LACMA is composed of five buildings surrounding a grand central courtyard.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA). 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. (213) 626-6222. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00; Thursday, 11:00-8:00. Admission charge; children under 12 are free. Call museum for parking information.

MOCA AT THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY. 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo). (213) 626-6222. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00; Thursday, 11:00-8:00. Admission charge.

THE BROAD. 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.  (213) 232-6250.  Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00-5:00; Thursday and Friday, 11:00-8:00; Saturday, 10:00-8:00; Sunday, 10:00-6:00.  General admission is free, but some special exhibitions carry a fee.  Check their website, where you can order tickets.

THE U.C.L.A. HAMMER MUSEUM. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, (310) 443-7000. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00-7:00; Thursday, 11:00-9:00; Sunday, 11:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE U.C.L.A./FOWLER MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY. 405 Hilgard Avenue. (310) 825-4361. Open Wednesday through Sunday, noon-5:00; Thursday, noon-8:00. Admission charge.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (second entrance on Orlando Road at Allen Avenue). (626) 405-2141. Open Tuesday through Friday, noon-4:30; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-4:30. Admission charge.

THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM. 411 W. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. (626) 449-6840. Open Wednesday through Monday, noon-6:00; Friday, noon-9:00. Admission charge.

THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM. Exposition Park, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. (213) 744-2060. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00. No admission charge.

Since there is no admission charge, you will have to ask museum personnel for an "Attendance Verification" sheet.

THE PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM. 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena. (626) 449-2742. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM. 369 East 1st Street, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo). (213) 625-0414. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00, Thursday, 10:00-8:00. Admission charge.

THE SOUTHWEST MUSEUM. 234 Museum Drive (Exit Avenue 43 on Pasadena Freeway), Mount Washington. (323) 221-2164. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM. 5814 Wilshire Boulevard. (323) 937-4320. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART. 2525 Michigan Avenue, G-1, Santa Monica. (310) 586-6488. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00-6:00; Sunday, noon-5:00. Admission charge.

THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART. 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara. (805) 963-4364. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00-5:00; Sunday, noon-5:00; Friday, 11:00-9:00. Admission charge.

THE LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART. 2300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 439-2119. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-7:00. Admission charge.

THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART. 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach. (562) 437-1689. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30-7:30; and Sunday, noon-6:00. Admission charge.

THE BOWERS MUSEUM OF CULTURAL ART. 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana. (877) 250-8999 or (714) 567-3600. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00-4:00, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-6:00. Admission charge.

THE LAGUNA ART MUSEUM (LAM). 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-8971. Open Monday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00, closed Wednesday. Admission charge.

THE ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (OCMA). 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00. Admission charge.

THE HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER. 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach. (714) 374-1650. Open Tuesday and Wednesday, noon-6:00; Thursday, noon-8:00; Friday and Saturday, noon-9:00; Sunday, noon-4:00. Admission charge.

THE U.S.C. FISHER GALLERY. U.S.C., 823 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles. (213) 740-4561. Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5:00. Admission charge.

THE U.C. RIVERSIDE/CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. 3824 Main Street, U.C. Riverside, Riverside. (909) 784-FOTO. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00; Wednesday, 11:00-8:00. Admission charge.


Again, be sure to call any of these museums before you go. Ask if there are any special shows or exhibitions going on, double check the hours and days (they change) and admission fee. Ask if they have a "free day." Many museums have one day of the month that's free. Some museums are also open late one night during the week. It's a good idea to wait a few weeks before visiting the museums. That way, you'll have a better understanding of the art. But, don't wait until the last minute! Also, bring your student I.D. with you. Most museums offer a discount to students.

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