Getty awards $150,000 to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum is the only community college museum to have received a total of $150,000 in grants from the Getty foundation to participate in the “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” The VPAM will use the grants for researching and planning an exploration of Latin American and Latino art. The grants are among $5 million worth of grants announced by the Getty. “The grants were very…

May 21, 2014

Actor, art collector helped bring art culture to ELAC campus

By Margarita Cancino The Vince Price Art Museum may sound like just another building on the East Los Angeles College campus, when in fact its name has much history to it. Vince Price is not only a man who donated art and founded an art gallery, later turned into a museum, named after him at ELAC, he was a famous actor and a well known art collector. Price discovered his…

May 16, 2014

Petition to commemorate American icon ends soon

By Sergio Berrueta An online petition to commemorate horror movie legend and art enthusiast Vincent Price is underway. The petition currently has 98,360 signatures out of 100,000 signatures needed by the March 6 deadline. It can then be sent for review by President Barack Obama’s administration. Vincent Price was famous for his acting career which started in the mid-1950s. He appeared in several horror films such as “House on Haunted Hill,”…

March 5, 2014

Artist displays ‘Paletas’ at ‘MexiCali Biennial’

  By Jesus Figueroa   Rafa Esparza returns to East Los Angeles College with “Paletas de Sangre” (Blood Popsicles) on display in the “MexiCali Biennial 2013” exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “I liked how the work dealt  with the gruesome and violent subject of narco trafficking and revenge killings. It is terrorism intertwined with a seemingly harmless act of buying candy or in this case paletas from the…

March 6, 2013

Vincent Price dedicates life to collecting art

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum stands in testament to the art enthusiast and cements Vincent Price’s legacy in art history. Price, with his smooth voice and piercing blue eyes, captivated the attention of many. He lectured on art history and brought his passion to all. Although coming from a prominent background he never took on an elitist roll. He attributed his success to being able to being…

May 21, 2012