California Art Museums

Tour the Getty for Free

The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. Where to Find Us 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, California What to See European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Modern architecture and gardens Admission Admission to the Getty Center is FREE—no tickets or reservations required. Parking is $7. Cash only. When to Visit Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Monday and on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25.


Anonymous said...

Check out Andy Warhol's art at the
San Diego Museum of Art.

Andy Warhol's Dream America
June 17-September 10, 2006
One of the most influential, provocative, and enduring American artists of the 20th-century, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was instrumental in bringing silkscreen printing out of the commercial world and into the studios of fine artists. This exhibition presents more than 125 memorable screen prints by the pioneering Pop artist from the extensive Andy Warhol collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. From the 1967 Marilyn Monroe print suite to the 1986 Cowboys and Indians portfolio, the exhibition offers a broad and thorough overview of Warhol's printmaking career, as well as a rare opportunity to see a large group of complete print portfolios by Warhol.

The San Diego Museum of Art, the region's primary resource for exhibitions and collections of fine art for more than 75 years is located in the heart of Balboa Park. Our galleries offer opportunities for learning, introspection, and connection with cultures from around the world. Please browse our site and discover our many exhibitions, classes, and performances. Join us and visit the Museum soon.

irishlass said...

Join a Neon Art Tour with the Museum of Neon Art in LA.

The MONA Neon Cruise

JOIN US for a nighttime bus tour of neon signs, movie marquees and permanent installations of contemporary neon art through Downtown and Hollywood. Developed by MONA beginning in 1985, the narrated tour points out prime examples on local neon's aestehtic dimensions...placing them firmly with the context of 20th century Los Angeles culture and history.

2006 Cruise Schedule


JUNE 3 / 10 / 17 / 24
JULY 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29
AUGUST 5 / 12 / 19 / 26
SEPTEMBER 2 / 9 / 23 / 30
OCTOBER 7 / 14 / 21

All cruises 7:30PM to 10:30PM
MONA Members: $35
Non-members: $45

All neon cruises meet at MONA.
Due to the limited availability of bus seating,
tickets are not refundable, although MONA will try
to accommodate transfers to other dates.

Call 213-489-9918 — Fax 213-489-9932

MUSEUM OF NEON ART / 501 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Anonymous said...

de Young Museum, San Francisco

Friday Nights at the New de Young
The de Young stays open late until 8:45 p.m. every Friday night!

The Education Department has created a schedule designed to enhance your museum experience with live music, artist demonstrations, films, dance performances, lectures, and tours. Interactive art projects focus on the collections and special exhibitions. Enjoy an evening of dining in the cafe, stroll through the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, and enjoy the view from the tower.

Friday Nights at the New de Young are sponsored in part by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.

On October 15, 2005, the de Young Museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.

Anonymous said...

Explore thr world of M.C. Escher, June 10 September 3, 2006 at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.

Delving into the world of M. C. Escher requires journeys through mazes of jolting angles, uncanny perspectives and dizzying multiple viewpoints. It seems an act of genius to bring these ultimate contrasting elements into rational balance or symmetry, and this ability has made Escher one of the most popular and intriguing artists of the 20th century. In his work, we recognize his keen observation of the physical world, through metamorphosing shapes and objects into different forms, and creating impossible architectural fantasies appealing to the imagination. His ability to transport us into the realm of his own interior fantasies brings us into a wondrous and fascinating alternate reality brought to paper. This exhibit probes M. C. Escher’s world, examining 70 works of art through themes such as forms in space, experiments in perspective, landscape and fantasy scenes.
The longest continuously operating art museum in the West, the Crocker Art Museum was founded in 1885 and remains the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian artworks, and International Ceramics. The mission of the Museum is to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. The Museum fulfills its mission by offering a variety of education programs for Youth & Family, Schools & Teachers and the Public.

The Crocker Art Museum :

Attracts 140,000 visitors each year and has a member base of more than 7,000 individuals, families and businesses
Boasts one of the state’s premier collections of California art, world-renowned Old Master drawings, and significant holdings of Asian art and international ceramics
Hosts 15 changing exhibitions annually, highlighting a variety of media, time periods and cultures
Operates on a $4 million annual budget – the majority of which comes as gifts from members and community leaders
Is planning a 100,000-square-foot expansion scheduled to open in 2008 that will triple its size, improve visitor amenities, quadruple changing exhibition space and allow more of the permanent collection to be on view
The Crocker Art Museum is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Association of Museums, a recognition given to only 750 of the nation’s 16,000 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

Anonymous said...

Join the Scavenger Hunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

On the morning of the hunt, Saturday, September 30, 2006, each of the 50 teams selected to participate will receive 100 clues. These clues help teams earn points — and points translate into prize money. After deciphering the clues, the teams must beg, borrow, barter, and bluff their way around the city, scavenging the items required. At the end of the day, teams can expect to have collected an array of strange and wonderful objects, many of which relate to artworks in the SFMOMA collection. The team with the most points wins a $4,000 cash prize.

You are invited to organize a team and apply to participate. Applications will be accepted from August 1 through September 15, 2006. Only 50 teams will be selected. Teams must consist of four members age 18 or older. Download the PDF application. Mail completed applications to SFMOMA, Attn: Jasmine Granados, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, or drop them off in the designated box at the SFMOMA information desk in the Haas Atrium. Accepted teams will be notified in the week of September 18, 2006; each participating team must pay a $100 registration fee at that time.