The Must-see Vincent Price Art Museum in L.A.
Out of all the museums in the United States, one that is a must-see is the Vincent Price Art Museum. This museum is located on campus of the East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, California. This museum features many types of art including paper art, paintings, and sculptures. What is even more awesome about this museum is that it is open to the public and admission is free. Private tours may be another story and can be arranged by appointment.
This museum came into fruition in 1957 when Vincent Price and his wife donated their first collection of art to the museum with a total of 90 separate pieces. Due to his generosity and dedication to the students, the museum was then named after Vincent Price. Mr. Price and his wife have since donated a total about 2,000 art pieces. The total number of art pieces in the Vincent Price Art Museum currently totals about 9,000.
Vincent Price donated the art to the museum because he knew that the students did not have much access to fine art. Vincent not only participated in donating art to the museum but would also visit the campus to be a guest speaker for the students. This museum has had over 100 shows and has featured many exotic art pieces including art from people around the world including but not limited to: Native American art, African art, Mesoamerican art, and European art among others.
If you have the chance to visit this historical museum, you should definitely check it out.
Located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The hours of operation for the Vince Price Art Museum are: Sunday and Monday they are closed; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays they are open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays they are open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can reach their office to make appointments for guided tours at phone number (323)-265-8841. http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/
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