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Sunday, February 7

Monday, February 8

Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:15am

One unique feature that separates the Petersen Automotive Museum from other automotive museums is the constantly rotating exhibit spaces. To keep The Museum fresh, relevant, and to keep visitors coming back, it was decided from the beginning not to display the entire Museum Collection at once. In the 100,000+ square feet that comprise The Petersen Automotive Museum, only about 150 vehicles are on display at any one time. The other half of the 300+ vehicle collection is in on-site storage, awaiting the chance to go on exhibition. Depending on the chosen subject, the rotating exhibits can range from 100% Petersen vehicles to 90% on loan.

A large part of The Museum’s focus is to collect and preserve historic vehicles, and a great deal of importance was placed from day one on acquiring a great number of significant vehicles of all shapes, sizes, makes, models, and purposes. As the Museum’s popularity grew as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational institution, people came to realize that it was the perfect tax deductible home for their prized possession. Our first donation was a beautifully restored 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet from Annapolis, Maryland. Since then, we have taken in donations from all over the world varying greatly from single vehicles, to multiple vehicle collections, rare automobile components, artwork, photographs, books, and automobilia.

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SKIN

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90027

12:00pm

Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is pleased to present a trailblazing exhibition SKIN, which will take place at the famed Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (4800 Hollywood Blvd.) from February 7 to April 17, 2016. The timely, topical and thought-provoking presentation examines the work of 36 contemporary artists—from established to emerging—who are expanding the ongoing dialogue about race and identity, while challenging the very definition of skin color. With works by notable artists such as Kara Walker, Nery Gabriel Lemus and Ken Gonzalez Day, the show promises to be a visual feast with its size and scale, mixed media artworks and powerful content designed to build a greater understanding of racial relations and breakdown negative stereotypes. For more information on the exhibition and robust roster of related events, please visit www.lamag.org

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Join the LACMA Story Time

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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Humpback Whales in 3D

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

3:00pm

Humpback Whales is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that takes you on a journey to Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga for an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Good to know: parking is $10, cash only, (or you can take the Metro) and plan on spending the day – when you purchase your movie tickets you can reserve your free, timed tickets to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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