Museums that will Spark your Eyes!

Infinity Mirrored Room at The Broad Museum. Photo courtesy of

Hailee Ramirez, Editor

There are so many museums in OC and LA that are filled with phenomenal pieces of art, and exhibits. Almost all of them are absolutely free and get you away from the tedious land of gracious living.


1.Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

This is the largest art museum in the western U.S. and is located in the proximity of Los Angeles, since 1965. Its art varies from history and geography that display Los Angeles’s widely diverse population. Some of the art includes Asian, Latin American, pre-Columbian, Islamic, and other diversities. There is over 130,000 collections of art and antiques from previous eras to the present. On of their most known and popular exhibits is the Urban Lights, which even Devonna Qumsieh (11) states “It was my favorite exhibit and I took so many pictures in front of them.” The Urban Lights is a restoration of over 200 street lights from 1920’s that are constructed into one whole assemblage by Chris Burden.


2.The Broad

This museum is a 120,000 square foot building that recently opened in September of 2015 on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The Broad is full of postwar, contemporary, rotating temporary exhibitions, and innovative audience engagement. There is over 2,000 collections of art at the Broad. Since its opening, there has been over 820,000 visitors from all over the country due to fast popularity. One exhibit that draws many from all over is the Infinity Mirrored Room-The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, by Yayoi Kusma, which is a mirror chamber with an endless of LED lights shining all through out. Of course, only some can experience this sensation because only one person is allowed in at a time, which is quite the tragedy. So, make sure to book this in advance.


3.Museum of Neon Art (MONA)

This little museum recently just reopened since it has moved several times due to rising rents and out growing space. Finally, its has found a place to open in Glendale, after being founded in 1981. Their main goal is to push toward “learning, curiosity and expression through the preservation, collection and interpretation of neon, electric and kinetic art,” ( They are the only museum that dedicates their art solely on electric light. It also involves neon illumination that requires physics and chemistry to work.


These are just a few of the numerous extravagant museums offered in OC and LA that provide a little escape to the eyes. When you the chance, make sure to add these to your bucket list!