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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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Every time we come to LACMA, there is something new and wonderful to see, from the Turrell Space, to the city of moving cars and trucks, to the famous Street Lights or the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we come to LACMA, there is something new and wonderful to see, from the Turrell Space, to the city of moving cars and trucks, to the famous Street Lights or the spaghetti straps, and more! Skip the big rock, though. It's just a rock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Soo much to see here! Such a wonderful weekend experience! Loved it so much we ended up going again the next day! If it's still there, the Turrell experience is a must. Such a great museum for a great price as well! Would definitely recommend for all occasions! As for parking, there's a garage for $12 a day, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't get a chance to inside because it was closed but you can still take pictures outside with the Urban Lights exhibit or go around the back to the big rock and you can also walk around to the tar pits. All for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It has been wonderful watching this museum expand and improve over the past 40 years. The collections are large and varied. It will be impossible to see everything in one visit, so pick the kind of art that interests you most and focus on that. This past visit we spent time watching Metropolis II by Chris Burden in BCAM. This... More 

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West Hollywood, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love going to LACMA. We have been members for many years now and go to the museum at least once a month. There is always something new to see and they even have jazz in the summer on the weekends in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always a pleasure to wander through LACMA and then a short walk down the street the La Brea Tar Pits. Always makes for a nice day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great collection and really good restaurant on site (Ray's Stark Bar - farm to table). Be sure to check out the Richard Serra sculpture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great way to spend a day. With multiple buildings, indoor and outdoor space, a cafe and food truck options, LACMA balances a cultural experience with more options and rooms for fun. LACMA has an interactive art room and lawns for the kids to run around in. City Lights allows you to play and hide among its posts and Metropolis is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

LACMA has a very broad collection. My favorite is the Japanese Pavilion. The Resnick Pavilion has changing exhibits that are generally excellent. If you get tired of art, walk the grounds to see the tar pits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Chris Burden Urban Lights has become LA's icon, the Art of the Americas collection has great ancient america and colonial america collections with Casta Paintings and a wonderful "biombo", the Japanese pavillion has a wondeeful echibit about Tea, the European Galleries have wonderful art works including Picasso, Matisse, Giacomettis, Renoir, Cezanne, Reni, Vasari, etc. Good food at the cafeteria and... More 

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