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Art: Southern California - Museums & Directories


Los Angeles Museums

The Broad
A contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.  The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.

Getty Center and Getty Villa
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Marciano Art Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

San Diego Art Museums


​​Mingei International Museum
The Mingei International Museum preserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. The Museum’s collection now comprises more than 26,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries.

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD)
With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego

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Museum information compiled from UC San Diego's Visual Arts: Art Museums in Southern California (Research Guide).