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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 323-857-6000
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA...
Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum's strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement online. Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown. 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.
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I found it disappointing, expected more from the Museum. It's full of modern allegedly great works of art that are no more than paintings my 5 year old could do. It also has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I found it disappointing, expected more from the Museum. It's full of modern allegedly great works of art that are no more than paintings my 5 year old could do. It also has proper art but unfortunately the Magritte I went there to see was not there... The best thing for me are the Jazz summer concerts outdoor, the only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I can't say that this is an overwhelming experience, although some of the exhibits are good. The restaurants could be improved. I took my granddaughter here, and we went to the cool restaurant first for lunch, however the food was not to my liking nor to hers. I have an educated palate, but this place wasn't my cup of tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Located in the center, between the beach and downtown Los Angeles. It features variety of artwork from all around the globe.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A true art museum with every kind of art. This is a large museum, and can best be seen in more than one day. There are beautiful world masters to modern artists, all special in their own way. There are talking tours which I believe we paid extra for but were well-worth it.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place was probably the best part of my trip to LA. I actually ended up spending almost an entire day at the museum. I paid $15 for the admission. There are numerous, different exhibits at the museum. The exhibit that I truly enjoyed was the Larry Sultan exhibit that was a series of photographs of his parents. I usually... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was another surprise in LA, a city I'd never associated with great art collections. The museum has a wonderful collection of art, covering the entire spectrum of pre-Christian statues to modern pop art, with an impressive collection of impressionists. Huge collection of Picassos and Monets. Our young kids enjoyed a painting room at the Boone Children's Gallery. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the LACMA as part of a great bicyle tour organized by Bikes and Hikes. The museum is already very attractive on the outside with several large pieces of art on display such as the Urban Lights lampposts by Chris Burden and the famous Levitated Mass by Micheal Heizer. This one is a nice photo opportunity, where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting visit. A variety of things to see so the visit was quite stimulating. Favorite were some of the permanent outdoor displays and those that were interactive: truly engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum and I am a museum junkie. There are great examples of modern artists, including Lichtenstein and Picasso, Warhol and Mondrian...and the design of the museum itself is just lovely. Take a walk up a few flights of floating stairs, ride in a GIANT elevator that will make you feel tiny, climb a spiral to ancient Japan.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum for adults and children alike. Something for everyone and a great way to spend a summer day with your children - very wide range of art to choose from therefore "something for everyone" - lovely atmosphere, great cafe and book shop.

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Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 323-857-6000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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