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“Very cool museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323-857-6000
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Ranked #10 of 382 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Art Museums
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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’ 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.
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“Very cool museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

this Museum was very nice. The outdoor café is a nice area to seat outdoor, enjoy the weather and take a nice break. The outdoor sculpture were very interesting. The exhibitions in the museum are super nice. Overall a nice place to visit. Parking is across the street. You can find free parking on the street behind the museum.

Visited January 2014
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“Terrific afternoon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Parking was easy. Just across the street. We loved the permanent exhibits, the gift shop, the outdoor café but our favorite was the outdoor sculpture garden. Lovely to stroll around and then on up to the tar pits.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fabulous museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I've been to this museum several times now, I always find time when I'm there. It has an open easy feel to it, there is often music in the courtyards in the evening which become very busy on warm evenings. There is something for everyone from ancient to modern. The art work comes from all over the world and is beautifully curated. Whenever I've been there there has been at least one special exhibition that has been well worth seeing. There are lots of places to eat and drink too. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Costa Mesa, California
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“Beautiful museum that you can spend hours exploring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and I spent about 4 hours exploring the Los Angeles Museum of Art and really enjoyed all of the exhibits. Before you even enter the museum you can have fun walking around the tar pits just outside the museum. Visit the Page museum too if you have time. The museum of art will have exhibits that will interest a wide spectrum of ages and you will enjoy the casual stroll around the beautiful building. This is a must see for anyone visiting Los Angeles.

Visited January 2014
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“Turrell at LACMA is fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A must see show at LACMA, the James Turrell exhibit is outstanding. His work transcends the usual art parameters and makes 'regular' art seem trivial and banal.

On at the same time was a Calder review. This was remarkably similar to the Calder show at Chicago MCA a few years back and really looked like a filler.

The venue overall is pleasant enough, offering ample parking and a decent cafe - Ray's. Best to arrive early in the morning if possible as it tends to get busy on weekends and on holidays. Staff are a bit abrupt and overly preoccupied with policing visitors, although some like to offer their own ongoing commentary on the exhibits (this could be funny or annoying depending on your current mood state).

Visited December 2013
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