Friday, November 9, 2012

A day in Downey

Downey Museum of Art event entrance

Last night, the Downey Museum of Art held their "renaissance event," a visual arts exhibit called "A Day in Downey." On display were works by local artists, along with some of the pieces from the museum's collection.

Downey Museum of Art event musicThe museum was founded in 1955 and was Los Angeles county's first contemporary art museum. However, the museum almost disappeared a few years ago in a financial and legal limbo.

Downey Museum of Art event patronsA lot of hard work by George Redfox, the current president, and others culminated in tonight's exhibit in the display room of the Paramount Auto Center. (The center turned out to be a surprisingly good venue for an art exhibit!)

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