By Lupe Perez |Staff Writer|
With everything online in today’s society, it is odd that people go out and actually visit museums.
Museums are still important because people need to be faced with the subject in order to truly understand it.
Art galleries and museums that exhibit artists projects can represent themselves and can touch another person who feels the same way.
The good thing about art is that it is subjective and can have a different meaning to each person who views it.
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum located in downtown Los Angeles.
It has various collections that consist of art from different artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and more.
A feature that is unique to this museum is the infinity mirrored room made by Yayoi Kusama.
This exhibition is a mirrored room surrounded by LED lights and only fits one person every minute.
It has a limited capacity and requires a ticket in advance the day you visit the museum.
The Broad has long wait times, but if you reserve tickets online, you can get in right away and best of all, for free.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is one of the largest and well-known museum in Southern California.
LACMA includes different paintings and sculptures that represent the diversity in Los Angeles.
It’s current exhibitions have Islamic, Asian and African art.
Two attributes this museum offers are the urban lights, which are on display outdoors all night, and the rain room, which is a room of falling water that pauses when there is a person under it.
LACMA is $15 for adults, but if you bring your student ID, it costs only $10.
The UCR California Museum of Photography (CMP), is a museum that consists of photographs, cameras and books.
It has collections of camera equipment, several walking art exhibitions and when you’re done, you can even watch a documentary in the theater.
CMP is open Monday through Saturday and is free for students.
Chaffey Community Museum of Art (CMA) is an obscure museum and close to home.
CMA is meant for people from our community to have a platform to show their work, so others can become interested in art as well.
This art gallery contains art from local artists as well as professional and recognized artists.
Something unique about CMA, they often have events called, artist’s reception, which have artists share their own exhibitions.
The museum is located in Ontario, Calif. and admission is free.
Lastly, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) has different exhibitions and best of all, it is located on campus.
RAFFMA not only has contemporary art but also ancient Egyptian artifacts and antique collections.
RAFFMA is located in the Visual Arts Center and is open Monday through Thursday with no charge.
Make sure you stop by the RAFFMA on June 17 to see different student’s exhibitions.