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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 385 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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Palm City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting exhibits, frequent outdoor musical entertainment, fantastic architecture, even on the street there are great food trucks - all add to the experience.

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Millbrae, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Couldn't get into one of the exhibits because the guard told us it was "Members Only." Really? Give me a break.

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Springfield, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a rambling museum that contains new delights around each corner. Much of it is broken into styles or genres by building or areas of each building. Get a map, as there are places you'll never find otherwise; the map is also helpful to find restrooms or the cafe. Most of it is under shelter, so it's a great... More

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Elko, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have loved this museum since I was a little girl. What a treat to be able to take my grand daughters here and watch them oh and ah over the exhibits. We visited the restaurant on site, and the amount of food they serve is amazing. We thought it was going to be a typical tourist trap serving of... More

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North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum- lots of modern art. Nice lay out, easy to get around. Some people in our party not interested in going in- enjoyed sitting outside at cafe & had a beer- very comfortable. Nice attraction with cars & erector like set up for kids- sadly it only runs on the weekends- interesting to see

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite museums in L.A. Depends on the exhibit you will need to buy tickets in advanced. Not all the permanent collection is worth it.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the large Smoke sculpture. Best part was sitting outside in comfortable, trendy chairs and having an excellent snack of cheese, etc., while watching fascinating L.A. people.

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

LA county Museums are great. Been coming to them since 1968. They always have a great display of Art and/ or special exhibits.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

LACMA is a relatively new museum in the world of museums, built in 1965, and the collection shows it. The collection of Meso American artifacts is quite good, however the collection of European art is quite skimpy. Since the paintings have been relatively recently acquired there is no consistent acquisition to reflect all periods. I like the Impressionist collection because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I went here on a whim with friends to view a Tim Burton exhibit (2011) and we all were pleasantly surprised at not only that display, but the other exhibits on the site... so much so that my friends (who live in LA) bought a membership. Great displays, well run & great place to visit again and again!

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