LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes – LA Plaza – celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories about the history, culture, values, and traditions of Mexican, Mexican American, and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California. We do this through compelling and culturally enriching exhibitions, educational programs, and public programming. We’ve welcomed visitors since 2011
Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza’s 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House). LA Plaza is surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public space that includes an outdoor stage and edible teaching garden. We are a Smithsonian affiliate and Los Angeles County museum.
We present exciting performances, compelling exhibits, and thought-provoking discussions on a year-round basis. LA Plaza offers a wide range of programs in music, dance, films, art, history, culinary arts, topical events, nature, and much more. School children enjoy workshops at our Edible Teaching Garden and Culinary Arts program and its mobile component, LA Troka: Sembrando Cultura y Nutrición.
We collaborate with our communities and make our spaces available for public and private events.
Admission to the museum is free as are many of our public programs.