5 Places to Take Budding Artists in L.A.
When Mijeong Park and Kevin Noh decided to donate some of the profits from their minimalist clothing line to a charity, it was an easy choice to support arts education in their hometown of L.A. The pair, a husband-and-wife dream team, wanted to give low-income kids access to the well-rounded education they’re able to give their young son, Evan. Now, five percent of their online proceeds go to The Getty Center’s school-visit program—and in honor of that, Mjieong also wanted to share their favorite places around town to expand some young (or older!) creative minds.
“The museum has a garden where kids can let off steam, an ‘art detective’ card game for little ones to play while exploring the galleries, and tons of other programs for children. They also subsidize around 110,000 student visits every year, which is just great.”
“For short-attention-span days, the Hammer Museum at UCLA is small and manageable. Keep an eye on their kids’ programs page, which is constantly updated with everything from art classes to movie screenings.”
“This famous museum is huge and can be crowded with tourists, but they have an excellent collection of modern art and exhibits. The Boone Children’s Gallery is open all day for kids to experiment freely with painting.”
“This is the most modern of all the places on this list. It’s best for older elementary-school-aged kids since it’s a smaller, less crowded place. We love taking Evan here—there’s so much to see, and it’s a great building.”
“The Getty Villa in Malibu is where we have some of our best memories with our son. It’s a really special place with lots of ancient art and a garden that’s perfect for children to run around in when they’re maxed out on art.”