Vincent Price Art Museum Offers ¡Tapas & Art!
by Abel M. Salas Art is excitement, which if we can’t create ourselves, we can at least, through love of it, make it available to others. – Vincent Price When the late Vincent Price and his wife Mary Grant Price donated 90 pieces of art to East LA College in 1957, they probably did not imagine that the gift would someday become the cornerstone of a world-class museum collection and a vital institution. Price, the legendary actor best known for an affinity toward horror, thrillers and the macabre during a long and illustrious career as a Hollywood actor, was also a respected art collector who earned his art history degree at Yale University. The modest collection of Mesoamerican, African, Native American, and European artworks was provided to establish a teaching resource for the ethnically diverse and largely working-class students at ELAC who won the renowned patrons over with their genuine love for art and their enthusiastic commitment to its study. Over the next 40 years,