These 50 Museums Are Opening Their Doors for Free for One Day in September

The one-off free museum day is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA celebration of Latin-American and Latino art

Starting in September, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is bringing together art institutions from across Southern California for a large-scale project that explores Latin-American and Latino art. Local museums and cultural centers will host a thematically-linked series of art exhibitions and public events—including performances, lectures, discussions, workshops, and family activities—that run through January 2018.

On Sunday, September 17, more than 50 museums will offer free admission to celebrate the launch of this new art initiative led by the Getty and sponsored by Bank of America. “We are excited for Southern Californians and visitors alike to experience the breadth and depth of exhibitions and programs that will be part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and to have this opportunity to visit many of our partner museums at no cost,” Jim Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, said in a statement.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is holding a free public launch party on Thursday, September 14, from noon to 10 p.m. at Grand Park. Listen to live music, check out a pop-up art installation, and find out more about the PST: LA/LA project.

Museums participating in PST: LA/LA Free Day include the Hammer Museum, LACMA, MOCA, Skirball Cultural Center, The Annenberg Space for Photography, The Getty Center, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Autry Museum of the American West, and many others.


Participating museums:

WEST LA & VALLEY
18th Street Arts Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Hammer Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
The Annenberg Space for Photography
The Getty Center

MIDCITY
Craft & Folk Art Museum
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

SOUTH BAY & LONG BEACH 
Angels Gate Cultural Center
ESMoA
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Matlz Gallery
Torrance Art Museum
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach

DOWNTOWN & EAST LA
California African American Museum
Chinese American Museum
ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles Central Library
MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
Self Help Graphics & Art
The Mistake Room
USC Fisher Museum of Art
Vincent Price Art Museum

HOLLYWOOD & WEST HOLLYWOOD
Autry Museum of the American West
LAXART
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) at West Hollywood Park
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
MAK Center for Art and Architecture
ONE Gallery, West Hollywood

ORANGE COUNTY 
Chapman University
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

PASADENA & SAN MARINO
Pasadena Museum of California Art

SAN DIEGO 
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
University of San Diego, University Galleries

SANTA BARBARA & VENTURA 
Art, Design & Architecture Museum UCSB
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

INLAND CITIES
American Museum of Ceramic Arts
Millard Sheets Art Center
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
Pitzer College Art Galleries
Pomona College Museum of Art
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
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