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Some Southern California museums open on Memorial Day

May 27, 2011 | 10:30 am


For many, Memorial Day is a holiday for barbeques, beaches and blockbuster movies. But a handful of local museums will be open this Monday, which means that art fans won't be completely bereft of activity.

Here's a list of major Southern California museums that will be open on Memorial Day.

Getty Villa (10 a.m. to  5 p.m.)

Attractions on display include the Apollo statue from Pompeii as well as the exhibition "In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in Nineteenth-century Photography." The museum's other location, the Getty Center, is closed on Memorial Day.

The Huntington Library (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Current exhibitions on view include "Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame"; "Revisiting the Regency: England, 1811–1820"; "Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late 19th-Century American Art"; and a show of work by William Blake.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (noon to 8 p.m.)

The museum's eagerly anticipated Tim Burton exhibition kicks off Sunday. (Admission for the special show will cost you $20 if you're not a member. You must purchase tickets for a specific date and time.) Other exhibitions include "David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy"; "The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures From the Court of Burgundy"; and Christian Marclay's installation "The Clock."

The Museum of Contemporary Art (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The downtown museum is featuring "Art in the Streets," a historical survey of graffiti and street art, at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. The museum's Grand Avenue location is featuring an exhibition on artist William Leavitt (which Times art critic Christopher Knight called "a revelation") as well as recent acquisitions to the collection.


Burton LACMA reveals more details about Tim Burton exhibition

Tim Burton exhibition coming to LACMA in May 2011

MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets its documentary close-up


-- David Ng

Photo (top): "Painted Skate Ramp" by Geoff McFetridge and Lance Mountain at MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibition. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Photo (bottom): Tim Burton. Credit: Jag Gundu / Getty Images