The Target Free museum days that pop up around Southern California -- sometimes at the Bowers Museum in Orange County, sometimes at the Japanese American American National Museum downtown -- aren't just about the "pay not admission and enjoy the institution" angle.
There are typically a host of other to-dos, from live performances to kidly activities of the artsiest sort. Yep, the "Target" in "Target Free" is indeed "Target" as in the company, and the "free" aspect next lands at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on on Memorial Day.
Meaning this: The Miracle Mile-based institution'll waive its typical $15 adult admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids 17 and under always get in free.
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Creating buzz this holiday-free Monday? "Breathing Light," the walk-in glow-color room from artist James Turrell. The rest of the recent light-tastic Turrell exhibit left LACMA in April and made for Israel, but the much-talked-above "Breathing Light" piece remained, and will do so for the next year.
It's now a part of regular entry/admission at the museum, and no longer requires a separate ticket.
Musician Mehrdad Arabi will present two free shows at 12:30 p.m and 2:45 p.m., and shall there be "art-making activities" and bi-lingual tours and other nice-free happenings during the six-hour day? Yes. Shall this be popular with many people? It always is.
Shall Metropolis II run at certain hours during the day, like it always does on a Target Free Monday? It shall. The busy, little-car cityscape from artist Chris Burden is typically a Friday-Sunday thing.