“one of downtown Los Angeles’ premiere landmark buildings”
Established in response to the need for a space that would be devoted expressly to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building, one of downtown Los Angeles’ premiere landmark buildings.Now located on Los Angeles’ Museum Row, A+D continues to be the only museum in Los Angeles where continuous exhibits of architecture and design are on view. Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming, A+D serves as a showcase for the work of important regional, national and international designers, providing a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design that are helping to shape the city. Support from corporations, community businesses, foundations and individuals will ensure the continued vitality of what Dwell editor and New York Times contributor Frances Anderton heralded as a “very real force in the city.”A+D Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and is a member of the American Association of Museums and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums and is recognized by design industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Graphic Artists and the American Architectural Foundation.
A small museum but large enough to contain several exhibits, at least one of which is sure to interest anyone at all interested in architecture or design. Today, on my first visit to the museum (but surely not my last) I found stunningly beautiful objets in glass, along with design drawings; and amazingly organic furniture by another artist. There were also two architecture exhibits, one of renderings of proposed (and, in some cases, completed ) new buildings; and one dealing with CGI renderings of building proposals. Bother were interesting, but not as glorious as the design exhibits. But I can hardly wait to see future exhibits.
There's a small (free) parking lot right next to the museum entrance.
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Architecture & Design Museum
- Thu, Fri: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Wed: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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