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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323-857-6000
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As featured in 3 days in Los Angeles
Ranked #9 of 389 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’... more » Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong. With this much to explore, we encourage you to spend an entire day with us, delving deep into the work of your favorite artists, taking a free tour, catching a film or concert, or just letting your curiosity lead the way. « less
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Weston, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A lot of unusual exhibits. Art work - decent. Loved the Japanese Building with the Netsuke exhibit - incredibly interesting. Love that there are several buildings each with a different focus and places to stop and grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This museum seems to take up way more space than the quality of its collection justifies. They seem to obsess about new buildings they wish to construct; meanwhile the collection itself is large but underwhelming. Probably great if you really are just looking for a venue to have an outing with somebody centered on talking to that person, with the... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The scale of the place is overwhelming. Particularly knocked out by the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition currently on when we visited but also a couple of amazing permanent exhibits - A huge Richard Serra and the amazing Metropolis II by Chris Burden. James Turrell's Breathing Light is quite something too... and this barely scratches the surface.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I liked the nighttime visit. They had a late night opening for some reason and it was very fun for me. I'm not into modern art really but overall I found lots to look at that held my interest for several hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

LACMA is an interesting destination for first-time travelers to Los Angeles. It has many cool art displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I forgot how good museums can be! Make sure you go to the light display (reservations required) and obviously fun playing in the spaghetti.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Unfortunately, I didn't have lots of time to explore but the museum has a great collection of art. It has something for everyone. A must see the urban lights and la brea tar pits right next to it.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a sprawling museum space with a lean toward modern and contemporary art. Each building has its own vibe and collection and the space is just lovely. You walk outdoors from building to building which is perfect considering the weather (though a bit toasty on a hot day). We hung out here for a few hours and had a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Several hours required to enjoy a very good selection of art work and a very interesting exhibition of fossils found in Tar pits in the area-!!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

LACMA is a great museum with a very good collection. The shows it curates are some of the best in the world. It is small enough that you can spend the day & relax your way many works of art. It also is great on a Friday night with music & good food.

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