Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a couple of Los Angeles museums are celebrating in their own way.

LACMA, which we haven't visited in a while, will be free all day today (courtesy of Target). Check out Edward Biberman's MLK painting "I Had a Dream," or visit the Boone Children's Gallery, where the kiddos can make their own mini masterpieces. Chris Burden's Metropolis II, a moving sculpture boasting 1,100 toy cars zooming around on various tracks, has also just opened at LACMA's Broad Contemporary Art Museum. (You might know his other urban-themed piece at the museum.) (Admission: Free; 12 p.m.-8 p.m.)

Kidspace, in Pasadena, will also be celebrating the holiday with "M.L.K. Day: 'Lending Hands.'" Kids will be able to participate in a variety of activities, highlighting King's message of helping others, and catch a performance from Rhythm Child. (Admission: $10; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Have a wonderful, restful day.

(Photo credit: Library of Congress via Mike Licht)

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