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La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes

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The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los...more
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501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2828
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to check out, especially the exhibit on the second floor. They have changing other exhibits which are interesting. No need to worry about the price, since admission is free. Plus they have the best restrooms around!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

We really enjoyed our visit. The permanent exhibits are very well done and informative. The two temporary exhibits; a photography exhibit "Landscapes and Land Dwellers" and "Ya Basta!", the history of the 1968 student walkout were fantastic. The museum is free, and also open on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

Located in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes better known as La Plaza, is a project of LA County and a Smithsonian Affiliate. It occupies the ground and first floor of the 1888 Vickrey-Brunswig Building and the 1883...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum and gallery was not in my plans when I visited downtown LA but I am so glad I stumbled upon it. I learned so much from the exhibits and clearly presented information. Upstairs were two specialist exhibitions including a fascinating history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Great museum. Rotating exhibits relating to Mexican American and Los Angeles history. Donations optional. Museum events are free and their gift store holds unique items. Highly recommended spot if you would like to know more about la history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

LA Plaza De Culturas y Artes (LA Plaza for short) is a very cool free museum! It is a Mexican American museum and cultural center. There are a ton of free museums in the area, but I think this one wins for best experience. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Amazingly informative and pleasant experience. The information was displayed attractively and I was totally engaged for over an hour. Amazing for me. The location near Pico Building and the el pueblo de Los Angeles area is well worth exploring. Well worth seeing for all tourists...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank spiceylulu
Reviewed February 19, 2017

My knowledge of US/ Mexican history is limited so this was a great place to start. I had no idea that Mexicans has inhabited LA for fifteen thousand years. This whole area is really interesting. The exhibitions were great too. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

December 31, 2016 - The La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes has only been open for a couple of years and admission is by contribution. This is a professional grade gallery but it is more than a gallery. Various exhibits trace the history of Los...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

I can't say enough about how well done this gallery is. All artwork had stories about the artist and the art piece. Galleries dealt with subjects as diverse as Mexican and East LA wrestling, East LA baseball clubs, early LA life, and more. The gift...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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