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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 #10 of 391 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A fantastic collection, beautifully displayed with helpful guides. Try to get there in time for one of the Guiders tours. And when you are hungry cross the road and choose from one of the many Food Trucks that park opposite.

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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great museum, not too huge, but a really nice collection and across the street is food truck row! Plenty of nearby parking and it's next to the La Brea Tar pits.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We came for a couple of hours and paid extra to see the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition - it felt quite pricey and we weren't blown away, especially in comparison to some of the London museums - but perhaps we just aren't 'arty' enough meh!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is grand - 9 buildings. They do have some awesome collections, especially in East Asian art and artifacts. However, they also famously have the second biggest carpet in the world, from Ardabil, Sefevid Empire (an Azerbaijani Turkic empire that encompassed all of Iran and many of the neighboring lands). Unfortunately, the carpet was not on display, and neither... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great photo op, the real test is trying to get a photo without the dozens of other camera toting tourists in the background!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend a lot of time at LACMA which is well worth it. I could almost spend an entire day and appreciate art they have displayed. The architecture is very attractive which sets it apart from other museums. The art collection is very fast so you can easily spend half a day. Stay till the evening if you... More

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you don't know what I am talking about, Google it and go. Art takes us on all kinds of emotional journeys. The sensations from "levitated Mass" were not ones I associated with art.

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San Clemente, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We renewed our annual 2-person membership ($110) to LACMA after a lapse of several years and were so impressed with the new buildings, the number of excellent tours, activities and concerts available. The collection has always been remarkable but there is a new energy at the museum, and our experience was very stimulating and enriching. We followed 2 docent led... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

LACMA is one of the best places to spend a day in Los Angeles. There is always so much to see, but right now I have to recommend the Turrell installation "Breathing LIght." You must sign up for a time at the box office and there is an iPad set up to do that. Really, don't miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

But if you just want an extensive wander through some darn good Western art, art of the ancient Americas and a pavilion for Japanese art, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) can fill the bill. The complex is made up of nine buildings with an outdoor cafe if you need refreshment. I caught an interesting special exhibit on the progression of... More

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