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Free Museum Day 2022

From expressionism to pop art, antique collections to modern technology, props of famous television series to dried human heads—the Los Angeles museums amaze with their diversity


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The cultural life of Los Angeles is not so meagre, as it may seem at first glance. In addition to the free beaches of Santa Monica and the hills of Griffith Park, the city also has many museums which may be visited for free within such annual events as Museum Day Live held on the penultimate Saturday of September, or within Museums Free-For-All event held on the last Sunday of January. However, there are much more days a year when museums in Los Angeles are free of charge. In fact, some of them offer free entrance all year round, whereas most have one free day each month (usually, it's one and the same day, for example, every first Tuesday).

Among the first, you should visit is The Autry National Center. The museum's exhibitions focus on the history of Native Americans and Western America. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are some of the best attractions in the entire region.

The J. Paul Getty Museum is the acropolis of art on top of the Los Angeles hills. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is well worth seeing too. Collections of the LACMA Museum have long been considered the most impressive in the whole city. Check out its installations like Chris Burden's Urban Light, consisting of 202 city metal lanterns assembled throughout the city and brought to working condition, or Levitated Mass—a 340-ton boulder "hovering" above the road.

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