Vincent Price Art Museum

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Vincent Price Art Museum
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Former nameVincent and Mary Price Gallery
Established1957
Location1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Coordinates34°02′20″N 118°08′49″W / 34.0388°N 118.1470°W / 34.0388; -118.1470Coordinates: 34°02′20″N 118°08′49″W / 34.0388°N 118.1470°W / 34.0388; -118.1470
TypeUniversity art museum
DirectorPilar Tompkins Rivas
Websitevincentpriceartmuseum.org

The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) is an art museum located at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, CA. The museum is named after American actor Vincent Price who donated portions of his personal art collection to the college in 1957.[1] The museum's collection now contains over 9,000 objects ranging from impressionist paintings to Japanese prints to objects from the Ancient Americas, 2,000 of which were donated by Price.[2] The museum has been an important space for underrepresented artists since its founding, organizing key solo exhibitions for Los Angeles based artists including Laura Aguilar, Carlos Almaraz, Nao Bustamante, Rafa Esparza, Judithe Hernández, Star Montana, Shizu Saldamando, and John Valadez.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Victoria (1999). Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-312-24273-5.
  2. ^ Alfvegren, Skylaire (2011-06-23). "Vincent Price Museum Re-Opens in East L.A. Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Phibes!". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. ^ Miranda, Carolina A. "Pilar Tompkins Rivas named director of the Vincent Price Art Museum — first Latina in the post". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  4. ^ "Exhibitions—Vincent Price Art Museum". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2019-03-09.