He takes in a museum doubleheader


Above, “La Gerbe (The Sheaf)” by Matisse at LACMA.

You can keep your baseball doubleheaders. I took in two museums in one day, the Hammer and LACMA, and both were free, thanks to a Bank of America deal offering free admission to certain museums the first weekend of the month for customers. Naturally I did the whole thing on public transit. The most expensive thing I did that day was a $10.50 lunch. You can read all about this outing in Sunday’s column.

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  • Richard_Pietrasz

    LA County used to have a free day for most museums and other venues such as the Arboretum in Arcadia.

    • SAWZ

      The Museum of Natural History had several free-Tuesdays each year. I don’t know how the opening of the new exhibit has affected that policy. My friend and I went on a free-Tuesday. You need four hours minimum–it is awesome! Go about 12:30 p.m. after all of the school groups have departed.

      • davidallen909

        Personally I can’t spend four hours looking at exhibits and reading exhibit cards, but for those who can, more power to them. I do intend to visit the museum, especially now that it’s more accessible by public transit.

    • davidallen909

      They still do. You inspired me to Google it and here’s the resulting list: http://golosangeles.about.com/od/losangelesmuseums/a/MuseumFreeDays.htm . And the Arboretum is free the third Tuesday of each month. Not that useful for us working folks, but…