Los Angeles County Museum of Art Announces Partnership to Preserve Historic Watts Towers

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) today announced a collaboration with the City of Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs, toward the day-to-day preservation of the Watts Towers in a one-year agreement. LACMA will provide staff-time and expertise to identify repairs to the Towers, preserving the unique outdoor public landmark, and the City will provide $150,000 in funds towards this effort. LACMA will reach out to other local institutions including the Getty, the California African American Museum, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and others, for their expertise and recommendations in support of LACMA’s efforts. LACMA will also partner with community members to address local concerns about the way the Towers are cared for and managed, and to recommend a long-term plan. Tours, community festivals, and other art center and park-related pr