La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, Los Angeles

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LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, also called LA Plaza is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center in Los Angeles, California, USA that opened in April 2011.
The museum is near Olvera Street in the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, also called El Pueblo. It is next to La Iglesia de Nuestra SeƱora Reina de los Angeles, also called La Placita or Plaza Church.
The museum contains interactive exhibits designed by experience design expert Tali Krakowsky. Its president is Gustavo Herrera. It is run by the Los Angeles County, along with Los Angeles County Museum of Art and others.
ConstructionCounty Supervisor Gloria Molina was called "one of the project's earliest supporters and, by all accounts, the person most responsible for bringing it to fruition" by the Los Angeles Times. Part of the cost was funded by Molina's county discretionary spending funds. The center is on, with a price tag of $54 million and an operating budget of $850,000. It was designed by Chu+Gooding Architects.
The rehabilitation of the shell and core of the historic Plaza House and Vickrey-Brunswig Building was completed in December 2009. The LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Foundation completed tenant improvements to the two buildings and relocated their administrative offices to the fifth floor of the Vickrey-Brunswig Building in October 2010.
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  • The museum was closed when we visited but the gardens were worth visiting. It was well cultivated, very modern and well thought out. The displays were very informative and covered some important...  more »
  • I have been to La Plaza de Cultura y Artes a few times, each time to see a different exhibit of Mexican American history and art. It is free to the public and always has interesting displays of the.....  more »
  • Mostly I go here when there are events , like today they had the tortilla tournament. The five finalists were giving free samples.. I had some from burritos La Palma and from Kernel of Truth.There was music and 5 or 6 taco trucks. They also had activities for kids such as painting tortillas.
  • A truly great place to learn about Mexican Americans. It's well organized and full of real culture. Their events are always a hit!

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