Local Museums Busy this Weekend

Petersen-museumThe Petersen Automotive Museum hosts a “Vault Sale” from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, June 8, 2013,  selling off its old parts, literature, exhibition materials and furniture.  You may not own a “museum piece,” but you can impress your friends with a “museum pedestal” or two.  A rare opportunity to get behind-the-scenes and buy some exhibition cast-offs, particularly for vintage collectors. Items for sale include DAF Engine and parts, gas pumps, 1954 Kaiser parts, magazines, and vintage diagnostic equipment.  Admission to Museum required, but the sale itself has no additional admission charge.  There will not be access to the vault during sale. More information on line at www.petersen.org.   

A+D PartyThe A + D Museum, (Architecture and Design) will host a preview party on Thursday June 20th at 7 pm,  for the “Never Built:  Los Angeles” exhibition.  Already the talk-of-the-town, this exhibition explores architectural proposals for major L.A. buildings that were never realized.  The reception will be located at Union Station’s Harvey House.  Order tickets online for $75 each at aplusd.org.

PoliticalGraphics

Finally,  goodbye to the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) which is leaving our neighborhood after 24 years on 3rd Street near Crescent Heights because they lost their lease.  Relocating to Culver City, the CSPG will still offer exhibitions to display in a variety of locations, such as libraries, galleries, schools and public venues. With over 75,000 posters, the CSPG archive is the largest collection of post-World War II graphics in the U.S. Some exhibitions are available to view online.  

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About Renee Montgomery

Renee Montgomery began researching historic men's waistcoats at LACMA in 1979 as an intern, and is still at the museum as an Assistant Director in administration. She's written for various local media and museum publications, focusing on 'small town pockets' in urban L.A. She resides in Lafayette Square and has one daughter, a professional ballet dancer. Having never lost her zeal for her 'aggie' San Gabriel Valley/Riverside upbringing, Renee currently sells citrus and homegrown produce to support dog rescue efforts.

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