As the daily number of COVID-19 cases begins to decline due to increased vaccine distribution, museums, aquariums, galleries and botanical gardens are preparing to reopen their doors to the public.
As the county entered the plan to reopen California in the least restrictive orange tier, museums are finally welcoming guests inside. However, there will still be restrictions in place, such as sites operating at just 25% capacity with mask-wearing and social distancing protocols.
Here is a list of some museums and art exhibitions in Los Angeles that are currently open.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art finally reopened after having closed for over a year. LACMA is a hotspot for everyone including vloggers, instagrammers, tourists and locals. The museum will also feature six new exhibits for museum enthusiasts interested in culture. Some of these new exhibits include a video installation by artist Bill Viola titled “Slowly Turning Narrative,” works by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, and a film and installation exhibition titled “Give it Or Leave It” by the artist. Los Angeles artist Cauleen Smith, according to the LACMA website. The museum presents a wide range of historical pieces that are ready to be seen again. COVID security guidelines include advance booking for entry, temperature checks, mask wear, and social distancing.
Pacific Aquarium 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Pacific Aquarium has been open to the public since March 16, offering access to its galleries and indoor exhibitions. The aquarium has reopened its three main galleries which showcase a variety of marine life like eels, leopard sharks, jellyfish, sea otters, colorful fish and a giant Pacific octopus. The aquarium requires advanced reservations, masks, door temperature controls as well as social distances.
The Getty Villa museum 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
the Getty Villa Museum officially opened to the public once again after being closed due to COVID health and safety guidelines. Home to works by the great Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Lysippos and other masters of the art, the Villa is known to be one of the richest museums in terms of collector’s items. The Villa welcomes the community once again with a new featured exhibition, “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins”. COVID safety guidelines include pre-arranged reservations, temperature checks, social distancing, and mask wearing. The Getty Center also plans to reopen at the end of May.
World of illusions 6751 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90028
The world of illusions is a dream for all social media fanatics. The museum is based on childhood memories and perceptions of cartoons, movies and even a few current events. Each exhibition experience offers visitors a cool new way to spend their day through distorted perceptions of reality that play tricks on the mind, live life upside down, and ease some frustrations with a good ol ‘plate. While everyone is going through emotionally difficult times right now, the World of Illusions offers visitors a way out of their own reality. The museum follows COVID safety precautions by performing temperature checks at the entrance, enforcing social distancing and the wearing of masks, and having sanitary zones.
The natural history museum 900 W Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
the Natural History Museum is now open to the public after remaining closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor operations. As one of the most famous museums in all of Los Angeles County, the Natural History Museum offers some of the most exciting and incredible works of art one can ever discover. From walking past dinosaur bones that once walked this land 65 million years ago to entering a room filled with butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit, the community comes face to face with some of the creatures. ancient and extinct world in a modern world. The museum follows COVID security guidelines with timed entry, social distancing, added plexiglass, hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and limited capacity.
Dream space museum Beverly Center, # 656, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Dream space museum, also known as MODS, is inspired by the artistic conception of Yayoi Kusama and the development of digital art. MODS has created an interactive and unique exhibit that allows museum visitors to experience fascinating rooms filled with galactic colors, lights and captivating 3D illusion screens. The exhibition welcomes everyone of all ages and allows visitors to familiarize themselves with the art on display to truly engage in the magical experience. The museum follows COVID safety rules by offering limited capacity, temperature checks, social distances and masks.
Cakeland LA Gallery 936 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, California 90012
Cakeland Gallery is renowned for its delicious and intricate cake-themed art experience. Scott Hove, the artist behind Cakeland, has been designing intricate cake-themed artwork since 2005. The exhibition offers visitors an otherworldly artistic experience through illusion and cunning, introducing thoughts deep through summaries covered with frosting and frosting. One of the gallery’s most talked-about experiences, “The Beauty War,” uses impressive cake details to raise awareness of the dilapidated state of our economy as well as environmental and climate concerns.
The Flutter Pop-Up Experience 217 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, California 90036
the “Beat” The exhibition is an experience that takes its visitors on a fun and carefree escape through interactive art. “Flutter” is one of many exhibits in Los Angeles designed for social media because it’s a fantastic space for everyone to visit and take artistic photos. The exhibition presents different thematic rooms while creating a multisensory experience on what is real and what is not. The exhibition also has a few hall collaborations with celebrities such as Lady Gaga. “Flutter” stands out from other immersive exhibitions because it houses 15 contemporary artists who have recreated a space where we can awaken the nostalgia, play and happiness of their childhood, according to their website.