Free at LACMA

March 13, 2009

Everyone is tightening the proverbial belt these days so we wanted to tell you about a few little-known ways to enjoy LACMA for free. For starters, we have a Pay What You Wish program that kicks in every day after 5 pm. Also take advantage of our evening parking special—vehicles entering the 6th Street parking garage after 7 pm park for free. On the second Tuesday of each month, general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions is free to all. Then there are the Target Free Holiday Mondays. (Next one Is Memorial Day, Monday May 25.) NexGen membership offers free general admission to anyone 17 and under as well as one accompanying adult. (Sign up at the box office—this is a free membership.) You can also enjoy the LACMA campus, including Urban Light, for free. We've got a host of free talks as well. My pick for the weekend is actually an event happening tonight—Franz West and Darsie Alexander, chief curator at the Walker Art Center, discuss the history of his work, his relationship to younger artists, and the evolution of public sculpture. And , you guessed it, it's free.

Allison Agsten