I ventured down to The Broad Museum yesterday which opened last year. It is spectacular. Even if you are not a fan of modern art, the building and its setting are really worth the trip. It gets crowded though, so study their extensive web site and plan accordingly: thebroad.org. The Cindy Sherman exhibit is outstanding if you are a fan. I will put more pictures up on my Flickr page, too. They allow photography almost everywhere, and it is such fun to explore and shoot away, amazed.
I had lunch beforehand at the upscale Otium Restaurant. Very pricey, really above my pay scale, but quite nice, with impeccable service. Don't be surprised at the $5.00 charge for bread and mandatory 18% tip added to your bill. You have been warned. Very elegant place though. You will want to dress nicely, dig out the good jeans!