Opening Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday

The View From Here: Architecture as Witness to History | Permanent Exhibition | 2d Floor

LA Plaza’s Vickrey-Brunswig Building, Plaza House, and adjoining two-and-a-half-acre campus are located in the historic heart of Los Angeles. The museum resides within both the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, considered to be the original site of city as founded by colonists from Mexico, and the ancient Tongva city of Yaanga, the precolonial center of the region’s indigenous population. Through photographs and objects excavated onsite, the permanent exhibition The View from Here surveys how LA Plaza and its surrounding landscape developed over the last three centuries.

Visit the exhibition through your cellphone!

Our Curatorial Team continues to make our exhibitions accessible for those who are not able to visit our campus on Main Street. The latest virtual offering: A new cellphone tour of our reimagined The View From Here exhibit on the second floor. The exhibit recently underwent a re-do after ten years of service to accommodate the new Frank Romero art work, Going to the 1984 Olympics. This cellphone tour helps guide visitors through the space, whether in the museum or outside. It’s the latest work in our continuing program to make all exhibits available on a virtual basis. Just scan your smartphone camera over the QR Code and you’re there!