Los Angeles is a great town for museumgoers. In fact, LA has more museums per capita than anywhere else in the country, and now there's a brand new one.
Housed in the old Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, and established by two of the founders of Guess Jeans, the Marciano Art Foundation opened its doors last week.
It follows a growing trend of wealthy individuals opening their own museums to share their private art collections with the public -- instead of donating works of art to established, public institutions.
While museums have been synonymous with private art collections for a long time (think J. Paul Getty), the new wave of private arts institutions is reshaping the entire industry.