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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 #9 of 391 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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Mojave California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

LACMA has an eclectic collection of art items in all mediums. Located on Wilshire Blvd next to the La Brea Tar Pits, the museum is easy to visit. Street parking is free on Sundays (!). Recently saw a great special exhibit on Expressionist art; this is closing 14 Sept 2014 so be sure to visit if you have an interest... More

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NEW ORLEANS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

After seeing museums all over the world, this has to be one of the worst. Horribly laid out, no rooms connect so you waste most of your time trying to get to what you want to see. The employees are rude and do not help you get around. The exhibits are so sparse, don't waste your time unless you can... More

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Naples, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum with a great selection of artists, my husband and I loved the Impressionists and lightening installation. Prices much over the European average, 25$ if you want to see all the collections. Also the prices at the shop were exaggerates, they haven't the normal stamps every museum have, only really expensive paintings.

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New York City, New York
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78 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This show displays a substantial number of canvases by masters such as Van Gogh Matisse Gaugin and Cezanne. Many German expressionists are also well represented such as Kirchner Nolde and others. Hard to figure out the overall scope and goal of the show as prominent artists such as Klee are somewhat ignored. Yet seeing many of the works is a... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum always has interesting exhibits. I love the good food you can find their cafeteria. The Japanese pavilion is worth a look.

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Redlands, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited for the special admission Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibit and was disappointed there wasn't more information or context about the art available. I downloaded the mobile guide, expecting some narration, but it was mostly just brief textual descriptions, and even that was only available on very limited specially marked items in the exhibit. Most of the items exhibited had... More

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Melbourne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a brilliant museum. We went for the current Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition but saw much more as well. Be prepared for a half day or more if you have the time- we rushed due to our schedule and would love to return. If possible, go on Sunday when Metropolis II is running! Serra's Wave (I think it's... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A fantastic collection, beautifully displayed with helpful guides. Try to get there in time for one of the Guiders tours. And when you are hungry cross the road and choose from one of the many Food Trucks that park opposite.

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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great museum, not too huge, but a really nice collection and across the street is food truck row! Plenty of nearby parking and it's next to the La Brea Tar pits.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came for a couple of hours and paid extra to see the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition - it felt quite pricey and we weren't blown away, especially in comparison to some of the London museums - but perhaps we just aren't 'arty' enough meh!

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