Museums Free-For-All: Sunday, January 29, 2017


This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it’s tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it’s easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you’re not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit – to see something specific – and your kids might be more interested in doing it again.

Adding art into your regular routine is an excellent 2017 goal. Here is a list of participating institutions.  The best course of action if you have a busy weekend is to choose one near your soccer game/birthday party/family supper plans and drop in to explore one gallery. And, why not try something a bit unusual – particularly since the bigger museums tend to be crowded during this annual event? We recommend the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu (take a hike after dropping by the new Larry Bell show), or the Pomona College of Art(Danny Lyons photos and Andy Warhol prints). If you haven’t seen the Skirball’s Lichtenstein show, now’s the time! We also love The Annenberg Space for Photography‘s current show, IDENTITY, which closes next month.

And, while we’re at it – check out this handy chart showing which museums in Southern California are open for free for which days on a regular basis. (We love the downloadable version for easy reference).