Los Angeles Museums

The following museums are within walking distance of the
Hilgard House, or are easily reachable by bus, car or taxi:
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center:
The UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum displays historical and contemporary art exhibitions, and presents music, dance, poetry, gallery talks, symposia and docent-let tours.
Fowler Museum of Cultural History:
The UCLA/Fowler Museum offers frequently changing displays of cultural art work from around the world.
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center:
The new Getty Center sits overlooking Los Angeles. Its extensive new facilities enable it to exhibit a much greater portion of one of the largest art collections in the world.
10 minutes by car
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa:
The original Getty Museum is on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and reopened January 26, 2006 displaying Greek and Roman antiquities.
15 minutes by car
Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
A five building complex displaying a collection of paintings, sculpture, costumes, textiles and decorative art from around the world.
20 minutes by car
Craft & Folk Art Museum:
Celebrates contemporary craft, international folk art and design from around the world.
20 minutes by car
Museum of Flying:
displays of historic aircraft and a wing where children can learn the principles of aviation by climbing into cockpits and taking the controls of various aircraft.
10 minutes by car
George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries:
Located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, the Page Museum displays reconstructed fossils of ice-age animals such as mammoths, dire wolves, birds of prey and sabertooth cats.
20 minutes by car
Petersen Automotive Museum:
Depicts the history of the automobile and its effects on our culture through displays of vehicles, art, photographs, toys and memorabilia.
20 minutes by car
Simon Wiesenthal Center & Museum of Tolerance:
An international center for Holocaust remembrance and the defense of human rights.
15 minutes by car