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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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When I used to go to LA on business, I used to always go to LACMA on Friday evenings, esp. In the summer. I loved wandering around and a different, after-work crowd shows up in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

When I used to go to LA on business, I used to always go to LACMA on Friday evenings, esp. In the summer. I loved wandering around and a different, after-work crowd shows up in their work attire, hanging out in the patio. You can purchase a glass of wine like many people do. I love their cafeteria where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've been to a tons of art musuems and LACMA is pretty much up there. You get to see tons of art from the old mesoamericans civilizations to Ancient Egypt to even the Far East. There's a little bit of everything. The facilities are top-notched as well. Recommended for those art enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum at the free 2nd Tuesday of the month. The whole museum is beautiful with interesting exhibitions. You will find some art pieces iconic to Los Angeles

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Museum occupies an entire city block. The new wing by Renzo Piano is the last addition to the ensemble, an austere building, that forms an entry plaza with the original building, and very much in the same tone. You enter through the "Urban Light" art installation by Chris Burden, a feature of L. A. these days. The permanent exhibition... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

World class museum with a deep collection of Pre Columbian pottery, and Islamic art. Very light (when compared to the Met) in Impressionists and other areas....but very good and world class in their areas of expertise. Definitely worth a visit. Look for the parking lot which is at Fairfax and Wilshire. Hard to find.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The artwork was amazing, from the 1300's to more modern art - very impressive and outstanding. However, I feel there should be more security in each room - too many valuables to be left "alone" :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Right next door to the La Brea Tar Pits, we had a lovely afternoon learning about the history of LA, and then viewing the extensive collections at the art museum. It is a real turning point when your teenager says that the art museum is the place he wants to spend his day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Drove past here several times and decided to stop in the day then in the night when the lamps where lit up its neat to see all the different styles of lampposts from years back great place to take some real neat 1 of a kind pictures

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

So, being poor-ish on my trip, and also time constrained, I wasn't able to go inside for the full museum experience. However, after walking through the LaBrea Park and seeing the free tarpits sites, we walked by the museum. There are several free art installations outside but here's where it gets good for FREE. Across from the ticket counter are... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

LACMA has or should I say had great potential. LA has some of the biggest art collectors in the world. The wealth centered here makes for great collection. LACMA has some of them but has lost some of the lately. The complex has great works and wonderful touring shows. It is also a "town square" where you gather for a... More 

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