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Some Southern California museums are offering free admission this weekend

More than 30 Southern California museums will participate in Free Admission Day for All on Sunday, February 5.

The event is held under the auspices of the Southern California Association of Museums, which uses this annual day to promote museum visits and highlight free admission at other times of the year.

“It’s about opening the doors to all of these museums so that all families and people can, for one day, go to visit or learn about nature, culture, art, science, everything within our reach in Los Angeles County.” said Alondra Virayes, representative of the La Plaza Museum of Culture and Arts.

The actor and comedian is the founder of this arts center in Riverside.

One of the participating venues is The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), which currently houses the “El Maestro” exhibit in honor of Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

,[Es] The exhibition is beautiful, its figures, its panoramas and sculptures are also well representative”, said Solimar Salas, representative of MOLA.

While there you can see a contemporary art exhibition “Guadalupe”.

“As a force of inspiration, not just as a religious symbol,” Salas said. “But the cultural aspect, the empowerment aspect as a female figure within the Latin American community.”

The Plaza de Cultura y Artes in front of Olvera Street also pays tribute to this part of the population.

“We have two exhibition floors,” said Vireyes. “On the first floor is our permanent exhibition ‘La start here’ [Los Ángeles Empieza Aquí]that talks about the history of Latinos”.

The museum “La Plaza Cocina” opened its doors in Los Angeles dedicated to all the culinary aspects of the different regions of the Aztec country.

On the second floor, “Terreno Hostil” is temporarily presented, showing objects and recounting the migrant experiences of Latinos crossing the border.

Currently, the La Plaza de la Cultura y las Artes museum is also highlighting the talents of Latina women.

“Margaret Garcia is a chicana artist exhibiting in Los Angeles for the first time, an exhibition of her own, an artist originally from here,” Vierías said.

The Southern California Association of Museums has a list of cultural sites participating in this program. To view that list, click here,

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