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Many Southland museums are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2012 |  9:00 am


Celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day began locally on Sunday with a parade, music, poetry and a talk at the Autry National Center that featured two Buffalo Soldiers, all detailed here. Many cultural institutions around Southern California are open for the holiday.

Here is a list of some of those organizations, with information on hours and admission.

Museum of Tolerance: The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is hosting holiday activities for both children and adults. At 1 p.m. there will be a screening of the documentary "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement." At 4 p.m., there will be a family art activity. General admission is $15.50.

Autry National Center: The museum is usually closed on Mondays, but will be open for the holiday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $15.

California African American Museum: The museum's doors remain open Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $10.

Getty Villa: The museum, located near Malibu, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, admission is free but timed tickets for entry are required. Parking costs $15 per car. (The Getty Center in Brentwood is closed as usual on Mondays.)

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens: The institution is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $20.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: The museum is open from noon until 8 p.m. Free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Museum of Contemporary Art: The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10.

Norton Simon Museum: The museum is open from noon to 6 p.m. General admission is $10.


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Photo: Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times