Arts Center in Santa Monica

Bergamot Station Arts Center

This former rail yard has been converted to one of LA's best centers for art galleries, mostly for contemporary art. A couple dozen of them keep varying hours, so check the website before setting out.
Film Location in Hollywood

Sunset Gower Studios

When Nestor Film Company moved to the corner of Sunset and Gower in 1911 it became the Sunset Gower Studios, which birthed Columbia Pictures when the Cohn brothers took it over and signed Frank Capra as their star a…
Library in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Powell Library

The Powell Library offers access to the UCLA Film and TV Archive, the country’s second-largest after the Library of Congress, with more than 350,000 movies and 160,000 TV shows. It’s only open to researchers, but re…