So I'm settling in here in Northern Michigan. It's snowed, oh, about three feet since I arrived and the power has already gone out once. As I write this, I'm watching more snow fall outside. It's beautiful and peaceful, but cold, which makes me a little nostalgic for sunny SoCal and all of the lovely museums.
Speaking of lovely SoCal museums, this Saturday, January 30 is Museums Free-For-All. During this annual event, twenty museums in LA, Long Beach, and Orange, Santa Barbara counties open their doors to the public for free for one day only. (Either Saturday or Sunday depending on the museum.)
If I weren't 2500 miles away, I would head to the Skirball to see Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams (on view through February 21). Or I'd go to LACMA and hang out in James Turrell's Breathing Light installation for a little while. (Note: Museums Free-For-All only grants guests general admission at LACMA.)
If you don't have plans this Saturday or Sunday, perhaps you'll consider spending a few hours at one of these local spots. Then share your experience on Instagram with the hashtag #themuseumscout so I can live vicariously through you.