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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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Ranked #8 of 310 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, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both...
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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, 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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area (Santa Monica) and went to this museum quite often with my school class. It is a very nice place to take children and it's good for adults too. Los Angeles has a varied history and it's all here to see. You can spend quite a few hours walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This exhibit runs through March 2, 2015 and includes some of the most notable and recognizable costumes in movie making. From Dorothy's ruby slippers and gingham dress to the red gown worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. There were the original Superman, Batman and Darth Vader costumes. One hundred costumes that made the artists' performances all the more memorable.... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Hollywood Costume exhibit at one of the side buildings of the LA County Museum of Art Museum is incredible. With items from the Vicotria and Albert collection and from the Academy of MOtion Picture Arts, it has so many iconic costumes, from Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp outfit, Dorothy's dress and slippers, through Mildred Pearce's waitress uniform to Indiana Jones,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Don't go there if you're not an avid map reader. Seriously! The museum consists of 7 buildings and is very hard to navigate. There was a cool exhibition of Archibald Motley which we didn't intend to see but ended up being the best part of our trip, other than that it wasn't particularly interesting.

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I spent 4 hours there. I did not complete 2 floors of one building. There is so much to see and it is all incredibly good quality. I have visited museums all over the world and none astonished me more than this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you come to LA, do not miss it. The buildings are beautiful and the collection is amazing. They have from pre-colombian to contemporary art, thru Matisse, Diego Rivera and famous great instalations like the Levitated Mass and City Lights.

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This world class museum has an extensive art collection across many forms and origins. Don't miss the unique Metropolis II by Chris Burden (see my YouTube under Jan Ligon). Their modern art collection is most impressive. Seniors can enter for $10, so very reasonable. Numerous free tours and lectures daily. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

LACMA is the largest museum of art in the western United States, consisting of 9 buildings set in 20 acres of parkland. The collection spans human history from ancient times to the present day, the collection includes art from ancient Egypt, the Islamic World, Japan, China, Korea, the ancient Americas, and a large collection of modern and contemporary art from... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We recently visited LACMA for the first time. We were just blown away by the sheer size of the campus and the variety of exhibits there. We were there for perhaps 3 hours, and we barely covered about a third of what was available to see. I highly recommend making a visit to this outstanding art museum.

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ancient artifacts to Andy Warhol. Their collection is superb. Various cultures and eras. It's not cheap, but you can get full value.

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