L.A. Museum Event Picks: Week of July 2, 2012

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HOLIDAY HOURS: Most L.A. Museums will be closed Wednesday, July 4th. But the California Science Center, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Norton Simon Museum will be open July 4th. And after the holiday, there’s lots more going on.  Here are my picks for fun things to do for kids and adults.  Happy July 4th!

Norton Simon Museum:  Hear the Sound of the SeaThursday Summer Fun children’s activity series begins Thursday, July 5, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Kids explore paintings by Courbet and others who paved the way to Impressionism (ages 4-10). Free.

Pacific Asia Museum: Tales of Tricksters, Silk Road Story Time activity, Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am. Free.

Skirball: Family Amphitheater Performance by Chinese magician Minh Tran, Saturday, July 7, 12:00pm and 2:00 pm (all ages). Free.

Fowler Museum: Family Jam activity Mariachi Melodies with the all female band Las Colibir, Sunday, July 8, 2:00-4:00pm. Free.

LACMA:  Andell Family Sunday Levitated Mass, Sunday, July 8, 12:30-3:30 (ages 12 and under). Workshops, dance, and art-making activities inspired by the museum’s monumental sculpture Levitated Mass. Free.

Getty Museum: Gustav Klimt: The Magic of the Line This new exhibition at the Getty Center is the first dedicated solely to Klimt’s drawings. Though known primarily for his paintings (most notably The Kiss), Klimt practiced life drawing almost daily in his studio creating over 4,000 drawings in his lifetime. The more than 100 drawings on display, mostly on loan from Vienna, are not to be missed. (Note to parents: contains nude and mildly erotic images).


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