Unless you have been living under a rock since 2008, you most likely have seen a photograph of Chris Burden's sculpture "Urban Light." 202 restored street lamps stand erect and grid-like at the south entrance of the Los Angles County Museum of Art - better know by its acronym LACMA. Whether you are heading east or west on Wilshire Blvd. you cannot miss the installation drawing eyes to the largest art museum in the Western United States - and home of your next perfect afternoon date!
The grounds are expansive and the museum's collection of permanent and revolving works; just as immeasurable. Household names like Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, and Calder can be found within its walls along side a menagerie of other historical and cultural pieces. The only days LACMA does not see admittance are Wednesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas - I implore you to take the other 311 days and get to know each other.
On top of having totally reasonable adult admission prices, LA County residents see free admission after 3pm on weekdays. We capitalized on our new proof of address and took the afternoon to stroll the grounds, and later, toast to the sunset with a smooth happy hour cocktail on the Patio of Rays/Stark Bar. See much, spend little. My kind of day-date!
Preserve Your Penny:
If you are an LA County Resident, bring along your ID after 3pm for free admission.
Because of the 3pm or later admission, you too are right on time for happy hour at Stark Bar. Discontinued cocktails?! You had me at "Hello!"
Lock this down for your next family fun day as anyone under 17 years of age sees free admission.