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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...

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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Don't miss the James Turrell exhibit - breathtaking!

So much to see, very hard to do it all in an afternoon. Get signed up right away for the James Turrell exhibit because it sells out on a busy day. The Rain Room is a must, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see, very hard to do it all in an afternoon. Get signed up right away for the James Turrell exhibit because it sells out on a busy day. The Rain Room is a must, but long waiting list unless you are a member, still a wait, but less. The impressionists section was a little hard to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We never entred the museum, but stayed outside in the gardens. There are a lot of nice sculptures round the museum. And of course Urban lights and Levitated Mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful museum sure to inspire. Don't miss it. Be sure to take photos of the famous lamp exhibit. I love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spend 2 hours just visiting. It is not only paintings but has different types of exhibitions. Has Korean, Pacific, Chinese, etc. they have artifacts , paintings, etc. very interesting. My most favorite thing is the Urban Lights display in the front. Just amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overwhelming large and deserves a half-day so, if you don't have that, be selective. Go to see 'Levitated Mass'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LACMA has always something happening. You can visit over and over again and find new exhibitions and artists. Make the time and visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent art museum with special exhibitions from time to time. Just how they have set up interesting outdoor pieces (free to look at) is a great introduction to what follows inside. The areas that hold different periods and styles of art are well marked and allow the visitor to choose what to tackle. I say this as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rain Room alone is reason to visit LACMA. It's a limited-time exhibit, and advance tickets are required, so book before you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this museum every time I visit LA if I can. The collection is first rate but the special exhibitions are SO creative and different. This fall the Rain Room was a room where it rained everywhere but on you when you walked slowly through it. Advance reservations are necessary to experience it. I was a little disappointed in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read good things about LACMA and was excited to see it but was disappointed with the high cost and the low standard of the venue. Firstly the cost is high in comparison with the Getty Centre and Villa where you pay $15 for parking and can visit both venues for free. LACMA is $25 for entrance to the... More 

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