We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323-857-6000
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in Los Angeles
Ranked #7 of 368 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Write a Review

688 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    449
    195
    36
    5
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is a complex museum: Japanese art, modern art, excellent temporary exhibitions. They have movie nights with unique and rare movies.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the Stanley Kubrick exhibit opened a window on the great filmmaker's craft. Enjoyed the on site coffee shop too. LACMA is always worth the trip

Was this review helpful? Yes
san diego
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I like the area in which this museum is situated. In fact, it is next to my all time fave-the Page. Don't confuse my remark, the Page is for tar pits, wooly mammoths and LACMA's collections are art. They have great permanent collections, but have featured some of the best traveling shows in Southern California.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An ever-expanding delight. So many different kinds of objects to look at; great traveling shows; permanent collection very interesting; we were up at 1 am to watch "The Rock" - now predominating over the park off 6th Street - come down Wilshire and have facebook photos to prove it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

First of all, I have been a member of the museum for many years. Now that I am retired I go there very often. They are open every day except for Wednesday. Often, I go just to take a docent tour of one of the galleries. There are so many wonderful exhibits to see as well as their permanent art... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Have visited LACMA for more than 35 years: I think it's gone downhill a lot: The strange collections of buildings of disparate architectural styles makes one think that there has been poor leadership and bad decision making over the years. This strangeness (expept for the modern collections for the most part) carries over to the exhibits. Plus, one is not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

nice grounds...permanent collection not bad. same park a great natural history space for kids all about tar pits.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Saw the Journey to the Dress exhibit and it was so much fun. Great to see Matisse in the Ahmanson. Bands is a must see, takes up the whole room, but interesting. Loved seeing Picasso and Diego Rivera, very impressive museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It is roomy and displays are in great location. The buildings in themselves are wonderful, and the lighting and general ambiance are inspired. So spacious and beautiful. It has such a great modern art collection and it isn't serious and stuffy and serious like the museums in New York. I fell in love with David Hockney's works in this museum

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A beautiful collection of all kinds of artwork, but this complex of 7 buildings is overwhelming! Although each piece of art has a placard identifying it, only a few have descriptions about its artist or explaining the work. Plain black coffee, iced tea and a cookie from the cafe was $11, but most museum's cafes are pricey. There were many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Los Angeles County Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to Los Angeles County Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Los Angeles County Museum of Art, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing