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Art in DTLA, Part 1

A museum patron looking at a map

These days, the culturally astute have plenty of reasons to direct their ever-critical gaze downtown. Not only is the Broad Contemporary set to open a treasure trove of 20th century American art on Grand this fall, but there are also a load of local performance spaces and galleries where you just might find the next big thing – before they blow up. After all, we are right around the corner from Gallery Row with such local staples of fine art as REDCAT, Blackstone and The Hive.

The downtown art walk takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month along Spring St. Some folks like to meet the Art Walk Lounge on 618 S. Spring where they can pick up a map, grab some refreshments and link up with fellow aficionados before they take in the tour. If this sounds like fun to you then you will be in good company.

As Jack Palance said in Contempt, “Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my checkbook.”

[photo of Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Stills" from the Broad Collection]