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Destination: Art

Destination: Art, located in Los Angeles, CA, is the first museum exclusively devoted to showcasing international contemporary art. The museum's collection, exhibits, and educational programs are dedicated to presenting a global perspective of art today as well as the most important new developments from around the world.

The Museum consists of five gallery spaces on two floors with an outdoor sculpture terrace at the ground level facing Manhattan Street. The exhibition spaces include Lobby Gallery, River Gallery, Bridge Gallery, Forest Gallery and the Terrace.

The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; Thursday evenings until 9 pm; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st. Admission is free.

Destination: Art is famous for its exhibition, Destination: Planet Earth. The show was so well received because it brought together the best contemporary art from all over the world in one place at one time.

Destination: Art Classes

Destination: Art offers a variety of educational programs including classes and workshops. The Museum's curriculum-based art education programs are designed to meet the needs of artists, families, students, and the underserved community. In addition to offering classes at Destination: Art, it partners with other organizations throughout Los Angeles County to provide free programming to those who otherwise could not afford it.

Destination: Art is grants, corporate and individual gifts as well as Museum admissions and donations from those who believe in its mission of providing access to international contemporary art. The museum relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations so that its programs can be accessible to everyone.

Destination: Art Exhibitions

The Museum offers a wide variety of exhibitions from the best known and established artists from all over the world to emerging young talent. Destination: Art also presents site-specific public projects, curated by both local and international artists.

Every year the museum produces a series of nine or more exhibitions that includes a combination of solo shows featuring major contemporary artists, theme-oriented group exhibitions, special projects, and installations.

The annual museum exhibition program usually includes both established artists and emerging talent from Los Angeles and throughout the world. Many of these exhibitions are accompanied by catalogs, artist talks, and panel discussions.

Past solo shows featured work by some of today's most renowned contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Bruce Nauman, Gary Simmons, Adrian Villar Rojas, and Sterling Ruby.

The exhibitions are presented in both the permanent collection galleries as well as the temporary exhibition spaces. The Museum also presents exhibits curated by external organizations which take place on-site. These shows are often supported or co-organized by Museum staff.

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