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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: +1 323-857-6000
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Ranked #7 of 315 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We have been members of LACMA for a couple of years now. The entire family loves it. Besides the wonderful collections and special exhibits, LACMA has a lot of other activities for different age groups. We love the summer concerts they offer. My only suggestion is for them to improve on the food options. The main restaurant they have is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I flew down to LA just to see the Larry Sultan exhibit (photography). I didn't know much about LACMA other than the old-style latern grouping piece which is must photographed (it's beautiful at night) and appears in TV/movies. LACMA is huge!! Many different buildings on a large piece of land. It's a fantastic layout and there are some amazing views,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First make sure you plan your day. Some days free admission - come early and check out the outside art - across the street "THE BERLIN WALL" We did a guided tour with explanation of the French paintings. All the things you don't see in a painting if you don't know where to find "WALDO" or for example the lady... More 

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Los Angeles
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

So much to see! A day is not nearly long enough to see the exhibits in any sort of contemplative way. It is a destination in and of itself. Buy a multiple day pass and spend several days here. There are also some interactive events at certain times so check their calendar. Evening concerts are given in on or more... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This is must see place if you happen to be in LA. This is our third visit. Lots of interesting works and exhibits. We had the opportunity to see the Samurai exhibition and it was really cool. However my toddlers were a little frightened by the intimidating samurai masks and battle horses. We did make it up by stopping by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are in Los Angeles and love science, art, and history...come by this place. It has many museums including the California Science Center which is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour. It has a beautiful rose garden where you can enjoy Southern California's gorgeous weather. It is a great place to visit while in Los Angeles. It is also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a large grouping of buildings. There is an extra cost for special exhibitions, which I'm not used to seeing in Boston and New York. Their collection seems stronger in modern and contemporary art, and is not encyclopedic. I did have a very nice meal at their outdoor restaurant.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We spent the whole day being, at times, impressed with collections and displays, such as East Asia, and ,at other times wondering about choices which negatively impacted exhibits. The collection of Samurai armor was impressive and we revelled for hours, but the layout invited no directionality or even allowed for easy self tracking as to what had already been seen.... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went there twice, night and day. i prefer the night better because the light was lit. try to come as late as possible. too many people something make ur photos too crowded.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Yes this is a great museum that we have visited a few times. Our daughter takes her young children (6 and 3), regularly as they have membership. This day we took the children ourselves and were told off FOUR times for doing nothing! We know how to behave in museums and so do the children yet we were told, not... More 

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