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Los Angeles Cultural Resources

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area offers a wealth of cultural resources and attractions.

CalArts students have access to the vast artistic and cultural offerings of Los Angeles, the second-largest metropolitan center in the United States. A place where diverse cultures and traditions meet, and an increasingly important world hub in a variety of artmaking disciplines, the city has an abundance of performing arts organizations and venues, museums, galleries, libraries and research institutions. Los Angeles also offers numerous educational and professional resources in all branches of the arts, making it possible for CalArts students to not only experience artmaking at the highest levels, but also seek out future professional opportunities in the region.

The city has more than: 100 art galleries, 60 mid-size theaters, 50 jazz venues, and 25 African, Latin and world music venues. We've listed a few below to get you started.

Selected museums

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum
UCLA Hammer Museum
Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Southwest Museum
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Museum of Television and Radio
Museum of Jurassic Technology

Selected performance venues

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Ahmanson Theatre
Mark Taper Forum
Hollywood Bowl
The Colburn School Performance Halls
UCLA Royce Hall
Geffen Playhouse
Pasadena Playhouse
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
South Coast Repertory Theatre
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Cerritos Performing Arts Center
Shrine Auditorium
Pantages Theater
The Wiltern
The Kirk Douglas Theatre

Staples Center

Selected arts organizations and resources

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Music Center of Los Angeles County
Center Theatre Group
Theatre League Alliance of Southern California (Theatre LA)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Getty Research Institute
MAK Center for Art and Architecture
Watts Towers Arts Center
Plaza de la Raza
Armory Center for the Arts
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles

Last edited by Smith on Nov 19, 2012
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