Museums

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Olvera Street features a multitude of museums, and all gratis (no charge)!  From the artistic, to the historical, to the cultural.  Hours may vary.  Call for information.

This year we will be attending the Venice Biennale Arte 2022,

the 59th International Art Exhibition
Make sure to keep an eye on our blog!

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America Tropical Interpretive Center


The center is dedicated to the life and legacy of David Alfaro Siqueiros. His mural,  América Tropical, continues to have a profound influence on the Chicano Muralist Movement in Los Angeles. The messages he relayed through his provocative art have impacted people in the world over.

Address: 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours: 10 AM - 3PM

Phone(213) 485-6855

Website:: Siqueiros Mural and   https://theamericatropical.org/

 

The Ávila Adobe

It was built in 1818 by Francisco Ávila, is the oldest standing residence in City of Los Angeles, California. However, the oldest building in the county is the 1795 Gage Mansion in Bell Gardens, currently considered the oldest structure in Los Angeles County. 

Address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone(213) 485-6855

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes ( LA Plaza)


It is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center in Los Angeles, California, USA that opened in April 2011. The museum contains interactive exhibits designed by experience design expert Tali Krakowsky such as a reconstruction of a 1920s Main Street. 

Address: 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM

Phone(213) 542-6200

Website  https://lapca.org/

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Italian American Museum of Los Angeles IAMLA

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is a museum located in downtown Los Angeles, California, and is part of the El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument. Featuring art and history.

Address: 644 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours: 10 AM - 3PM

Phone(213) 485-8432
Website:

https://italian-american-museum-of-los-angeles-iamla.business.site/

Chinese American Museum

The Chinese American Museum is a museum located in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. It is dedicated to the history and experience of Chinese Americans in the state of California. Featuring art and history.

Located in: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Address: 425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours: 10AM - 3PM

Phone: (213) 485-8567
Website: https://camla.org

Museum of Social Justice

The Museum hosts a diverse set of educational and social outreach programs in partnership with California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Otis College of Art and Design, and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) These programs continue La Plaza United Methodist Church’s 100 year-old legacy of bringing socio-economic and health related equality to all citizens of Los Angeles, through non-sectarian outreach services, knowledge, and empowerment.
Address: 115 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours

Website: www.urbanfoundation.org

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