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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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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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Excellent Museum

LACMA is always on my list of places to stop when I have time. Great exhibits, helpful staff, and when photography is allowed, you have an opportunity to get some great shots.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Laguna Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

LACMA is always on my list of places to stop when I have time. Great exhibits, helpful staff, and when photography is allowed, you have an opportunity to get some great shots.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Don't miss sculpture garden. The changing exhibits are not necessarily to my taste but always cutting edge and interesting

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durban kwazulu natal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit to LACMA, loved the displays and the extensive art collections. Unfortunately it was raining and we were unable to view the tar pits, but the museum was fantastic.

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Redmond, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here we felt like we only scratched the surface. We didn't pay to see any of the special exhibits, but the cost of admission to the regular collection was amply justified. Also the buildings and the site are beautiful, a lovely place to spend time walking around, or having a cup of tea in... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The multi-building complex that is the LACMA has a wide-ranging 1 of each kind of feel to it. The special exhibits (German Expressionist Films and the Hudson Valley Painters) were very well curated. The general collection is a great slice of art across the world with some really wonderful pieces (Eakins' Wresters, for example). Crowd watching at its peak too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting LA for the first time - LACMA in LA is a must visit. I happend to be there when the "Soccor art exhibit" was there - many pop art painting of famous soccer players and teams. There are so many - family friendly interactive exhibits: out door hanging noodles, indoor - "Smoke" sculpture, outdoor - "Urban Light", Everyone in... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Only had time to visit the Costume exhibit that was wonderful and look forward to visiting the rest of the Museum on my next visit .

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fabulous! I knew at some point having kids would pay off! Was expecting to have to wait until I was old and senile, but Christmas came early! If you sign your children up for Nex Gen (a free program for under 18s at LACMA), each child gets to bring an adult in for free. Contemplating having more kids now (husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

See the suspended Boulder, special works or the LaBrea Tar Pits. Hollywood costume also worth a look-in if time permits... A great Museum which requires a full-day to get the most out of it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This time I was delighted to visit the Japanese Pavillion, for a beautiful I exhibition. The 20th century collection is amazing and the more contemporary always interesting and so well displayed, even if not all to my taste.

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