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LACMA Wants You to Get Wiki With It

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is part of 15 museums and cultural institutions nation-wide contributing to the Wikipedia Loves Art program, which kicked off yesterday and runs all February long. "Here’s how it works: for the month of February, LACMA and other museums welcome the public to photograph permanent collection objects to help Wikipedia illustrate its articles. Think of it as an art scavenger hunt," explains LACMA's Unframed blog. Of course, it's not just a matter of point and shoot; there are rules that you'll need to follow and a list of "scavenger hunt themes" to go by, and a prize: "The photographer or team with the most points (who shot at LACMA) will win a collection of five LACMA exhibition catalogues as well as four VIP tickets to the museum." Bonus if you've got a B of A credit or debit card: Your visit to LACMA is gratis thanks to the bank on Feb. 7 & 8.