Places of Interest

by Wendy Ann Rosen

One of the best sources for inspiration can come from just getting out there and experiencing things first hand. Go to and see as much as possible! Whether it's going to an art museum, into nature or a garden, traveling, going out to eat, or even a themed costume party , the more you do and see the more it will enrich your work. Since Uncover Magazine is located in Los Angeles, we have assembled a list of places and things to do that are of significance while in LA. This list is far from being complete, the best thing to do is just Explore! ART EVENTS PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Started in 1933, this annual summer event shows “living pictures” in which classical and contemporary works of art are recreated by real people who are made to look as identical to the originals through costumes, makeup, lighting, props and backdrops. June 29th – Sept. 2nd. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 92651, (949)494-1145. THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK. A self-guided art event through Gallery Row in downtown Los Angeles, where galleries open their doors at night. A large selection of food trucks can also be found. Happens every 2nd Thursday of the month, with it’s main intersection at 4th and Main.   MUSEUMS LACMA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States. It has over 120,000 pieces of art spanning ancient times to present. Also includes the George C. Page Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)857-6000. The GETTY & The GETTY VILLA. One of the most visited museums in the United States, the collection includes pre-20th century European paintings, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and manuscripts: and 19th and 20th century American and European photographs. Admission is free. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles & 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272, (310)440-7300 MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art. The museums collection and exhibits are devoted to contemporary art from America and Europe created after 1940 and is one of the most renowned in the nation. It has three locations. Free every Thursday evening. The main museum is at 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213)626-6222. The HAMMER MUSEUM. Founded by Armand Hammer to exhibit his extensive art collection, which connects the classics with the contemporary arts. Admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, (310)443-7000. EXPOSITION PARK. Home to the Natural History Museum, Science Center, the Endeavour, IMAX theater, the African American Museum, the Coliseum and the Rose garden. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM of Los Angeles. Opened in 1913, the third largest natural science museum in the United States, has a wide ranging collection from the natural world. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, (213)763-3515. CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER. The west coast’s largest science center, which also houses the Endeavour Space Shuttle. Free general admission. 700 State Dr., Los Angeles, (213)744-7432. ANNENBERG SPACE for PHOTOGRPHY. The space showcases photography in an intimate environment, with about 3-4 rotating exhibits a year. Admission is free. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, (213)403-3000. HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM ( Max Factor building)). The official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world, including costumes, props, photographs and scripts from both film and T.V.. House in the historic Max Factor building where you can see the rooms and the makeup that Max Factor (Hollywood’s king of makeup) used created the looks on some of the most famous stars from the Golden Era of film. 1660 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, (323)464-7776.   Videos: