Free Museum Admission

Jan 20, 2014

Owl sculpture by M.W. SumidaOn Saturday, January 25th, twenty museums will be open to the public with free admission. Choices include the Autry, the California African American Museum, the Science Center, and locally, the Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

The Armory is currently showing Home Away, which is a group exhibition that considers global citizenship through the lens of artistic production. Also on view are hand-carved and hand-painted birds in A Far Country:  Gaman Birds of Masato Wayne Sumida and scuptural work that “calls attention to an unspoken sensation of uncertainty that resides within” in Karen Lofgren:  Stabilizers.

The USC Pacific Asia Museum has their permanent exhibits:  Art of Pacific Asia, the Arts of Korea, and the Arts of China. The other current exhibits are Ralli Quilts: Contemporary Textiles from Pakistan and Focus on the Subject:  The Art of the Harari Collection.

PMCA is currently exhibiting paintings and murals by modernist Alfredo Ramos Martínez, silkscreens and printmaking in Serigrafia, “capturing momentous cultural and political events and experiences,” and highlighting the homesteads of the Mojave Desert is Flora Kao: Homestead.

By Flora Kao

By Flora Kao

Museums Free-for-All
Saturday, Jan. 25th, times vary
From Orange County and L.A. County to the San Gabriel Valley
For complete info and links to individual museums, visit

Sun Mad (detail), 1982, by Ester Hernandez

Sun Mad, 1982, by Ester Hernandez

Complete listing of participating museums:
Annenberg Space for Photography
Amory Center for the Arts – 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103
The Autry National Center
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa – timed tickets required
Hammer Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Loa Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – general admission only
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum & Memorial – Hollywood & San Pedro
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Museum of Latin American Art
Orange County Museum of Art
The Paley Center for Media
Pasadena Museum of California Art – 490 E. Union St., Pasadena 91101
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center
USC Pacific Asia Museum – 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 91101



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