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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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LACMA is the Best

The place is fantastic. I really loved how the Greco-Roman art was integrated with other artwork that was inspired by it. Every room had something astonishingly cool and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The place is fantastic. I really loved how the Greco-Roman art was integrated with other artwork that was inspired by it. Every room had something astonishingly cool and beautiful. The outdoor art was wonderful. The only complaint I have is that there was too much to see, and I experienced true art fatigue -- but that's a wonderful thing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First - if you have Netflix, make sure you watch Levitated Mass - we only "happened upon it" because we parked on the street (plenty of 4 hour metered parking when we visited). And it is very cool! Second, plan your visit in advance, if you can. This a BIG museum with rotating major exhibits. And while there is OK... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our whole family managed to get in free when we signed up our 2 small kids with their NexGen program, which was a bonus (and we don't even live in the USA!). Lovely exhibits with great variety, loved the toy cars "Metropolis II". Wonderful cafe food as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The exhibits at LACMA are spread out over several buildings. It's probably a challenge to see all the artwork in one day. I didn't-- chose just two buildings to see on our visit and it was enough for me. Went to the Ahmanson Building and the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Been to many contemporary art museum, I'd say these two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The James Turrell perspective with colored light is mind boggling...had read abt his work and was THRILLED to try his immersive light envts...ending soon...very nice bar cafe very hip outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Loved the exhibits! The docents and security staff could not have been any nicer and helpful. Gift shop is pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You could spend several days seeing all the installations here. Loved the Deigo Rivera collection and Early South American display. Docents were very well informed, not stuffy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good museum with good rotating collections but nothing great. Special shows are usually better but at an additional cost to an already expensive visit. The Norton Simon, Getty, and Getty Villa are better choices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Let me start by saying this is a lovely museum, but to go without any preconceived notions. It definitely does not live up to the hype... nor other LA museums for that matter. The museum definitely is not lacking in quality objects but throws in a lot of fluff, so be prepared to look past the grime. One of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I visited to see the Samurai Armor exhibit before it closed. This exhibit was excellent and worth the extra money. We also visited the permanent Japanese art exhibit, which was also outstanding. We'll be back for many future visits. It's also next to the Page Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits.

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