Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Islamic Art Collection provides an accessible manifestation of a complex civilization that often seems enigmatic to outsiders. Through its brilliant use of color and its superb balance between design and form, Islamic art creates an immediate visual impact. Its strong aesthetic appeal transcends distances in time and space, as well as differences in language, culture, and creed. Islamic art not only invites a closer look but also beckons the viewer to learn more. For an American audience a visit to the Islamic galleries of a museum such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art can represent the first step toward penetrating the history of a religion and a culture that are often in the news but are little understood.
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 South Vermont
Los Angeles, 90020
Bookstore, school, community center and mosque.
Muslim Public Affairs Council
3010 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 217
Los Angeles, 90010
A good resource for information and questions, though not recommended as an excursion.