Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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  • jrachelphillips
    Indianapolis, Indiana2 contributions
    LACMA Fantastic but Avoid LACMA Parking Garage
    The museum itself is 100% worth the price of admission (which is $25 for one adult as of this review). If I were reviewing the museum alone, I would give it 5 stars. However, I cannot because what is NOT worth it is the LACMA parking garage. There were NO spots open where we were directed to go. I told a parking attendant, and she said (I quote), "Just keep driving around slowly until someone pulls out." We drove in circles for 17 minutes, at which point we were going to be late for our museum time. When we left to find another place to park, we were charged $18. My husband found the attendant and told her there was no parking and we should not be charged, and she said (I quote), "Yes there is! I will show you!" We were not offered a refund. We drove around the area trying to find parking, and in the process drove by the entrance to that same garage (minutes later), and it said "Lot Full". So clearly, she was lying to us. We did find an $8 lot about a block away, and we made it close to our 2:30pm time. I would strongly recommend to LACMA that they choose another parking company and I would not advise anyone to park there. They (PCI is the name of the company) are running a scam. Find another option!
    Written December 29, 2021
  • Susan K
    Miami, Florida718 contributions
    Wonderful Contemporary Art Museum in great Location- next to Academy of Motion Picture Museum
    Great space- fabulous exhibits. This is a pay museum but well worth it for anyone that likes contemporary art. At the present the exhibit space is divided into two buildings. When we attendedd, we also saw a small class if students engaged in art. As the exhibits ate changing, this is a museum I would recommend frequently checking their website. If this museum was in NYC - I would be a member.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2023
  • Alireza123
    Tehran, Iran752 contributions
    The largest the best
    Lacma is the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in california and may be in west. I can not compare LA with new York in art mater and museums but for west coast it is the best. Entrance fee is about $25. There are some options that can make it free or some discounts. Check the website for discounts. Wednesday is closed. The building and outside is nice and usually visitors spend few minutes there to take photos. It needs at least two hours and if you want you can spend all day. Academy museum is attached to LACMA. I visit both in one day and enjoyed very much.
    Traveled solo
    Written April 5, 2022
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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,516 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Art museum with the indoor and outdoor exhibits (including the LA Lights and Levitating Mass exhibits). It’s a good spot to bring first time visitors as well as for a repeat visit. You can buy tickets there and annual passes are also available. Credit cards accepted. You can bring young kids here and it is good for big groups.

The LA Lights, Levitating Mass, and sculpture garden are outdoors and accessible without a ticket. It’s right next to the La Brea Tar Pits as well, so you can combine these things if you’re showing a visitor around. Street parking or paid garage parking available.
Written January 16, 2023
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Susan K
Miami, FL718 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great space- fabulous exhibits. This is a pay museum but well worth it for anyone that likes contemporary art. At the present the exhibit space is divided into two buildings. When we attendedd, we also saw a small class if students engaged in art. As the exhibits ate changing, this is a museum I would recommend frequently checking their website. If this museum was in NYC - I would be a member.
Written January 6, 2023
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David D
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Let down. We had High Hopes for this visit. I have lived in So California for my entire life ( 60+ years) Never visited this Museum. Been to most all the others. Content here was very weak - almost boring and bizarre in some rooms. For $70 ( Parking and Tickets) I was expecting a more deeper exhibit and content. A recent visit to the Huntington Library and Gardens had better art pieces, richer content and the spectacular gardens as well.
Written November 16, 2022
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Rifstress
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The building is a stunning piece of art. Should be appreciated from the outside rather then inside exhibits. The garden areas are tranquil and peaceful forgetting that you are in a busy area. Fantastic for the Instagram fans.
Entrance fees are high and long waiting times to get in and see exhibits.
Many floors to walk through but nothing of great interest. We were looking for California inspired art the now. But very disappointed.
I would not pay such prices. Better to admire the outdoors.
I visited 5 years ago and they had a fantastic gift shop, not anymore very small book store now. Redevelopment of the area made them give up space.
The only exhibit we enjoyed was the McQueen fashion.
Overall disappointing for a city like LA. Inside of the Museum is dated of art pieces not worth seeing not exclusive enough.
Written July 24, 2022
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,076 contributions
Jul 2022
Fantastic collection. Beautiful museum. Amazing building and surroundings. The only problem, there were too many missed opportunities to make the collection accessible for the deaf. Many of the audio-visual pieces had both on-screen text and spoken audio dialogue. To appreciate many of the pieces the viewer must know what's going on on the screen and what's being spoken. There were no closed-captions. My deaf friend missed out on more than half of the multimedia pieces.
Written July 5, 2022
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ThorwaldVikingAsgaar
109 contributions
Jun 2022
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) located on Wishire Blvd in Beverly Hills is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes well 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.
Written June 23, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,468 contributions
May 2022
We wanted to visit here to see the Lee Alexander McQueen special exhibit as well as some of the works on permanent exhibits, such as Monet and Degas. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the museum, it consists of several buildings as well as the outdoor spaces and takes a good amount of time to cover. We were visiting family and I offered to pay for their tickets but was pleasantly surprised to see that it is free to people living in LA county, our tickets were quite reasonable at $25 for adults and covered everything in the museum with no additional charge for special exhibits. I appreciated the ability to prebuy my tickets in a timed entry manner, this way I knew it wouldn't be overly crowded when we went and allowed for a no-contact entry. While we were there we also came across an installation by Barbara Kruger that showcases social issues, although she started the work in the 80s it couldn't be more relevant than it is now and was one of the most interesting things I have seen in quite some time. The Alexander McQueen exhibit was amazing to see, the clothes look like something you would see people wearing now so it's almost hard to imagine that they were designed in the late 90s and early 00s, he was such a visionary. There is something for everyone to see here and you could easily spend a whole day enjoying it all. I would recommend going early to beat any rush. There is currently a mask mandate inside the buildings, but you can take a break outside at one of the courtyard tables with a bottle of water or something to nibble on from one of the vendors.
Written May 30, 2022
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Bfordtraveller
Brantford, Ontario247 contributions
Apr 2022
Great museum complex with a surprisingly varied and large collection for a "County" museum. Lots of Picassos for example, and other modern art. And of course a nice sampling of earlier Renaissance pieces etc.

The museum still requires masking throughout (regardless of vax status) which was annoying. Unlike most of the City. But even more annoying is the fact that in order to buy a ticket you have to GO ON LINE, a process that I found to be fairly difficult to navigate. Staff seemed less than thrilled to explain the process as well (likely over and over to numerous people) and would not sell tickets the ORDINARY way.

I am not a novice on my smart phone but found the process to be difficult. As it did not work after several attempts a staff member had to help. I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a person who can't speak english to buy a ticket when there are staff members sitting around (Right in front of you) who could just sell you tickets directly. But won't!

A dumb procedure/policy if there ever was one! I just wanted to buy a ticket!
Written May 2, 2022
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Osa
53 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great exhibitions. High quality.
Interesting architecture. Tons of staff available for questions. Mask mandate for inside. Expensive parking however very convenient.
Written April 28, 2022
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JDTravelhome
Canada715 contributions
Feb 2022
We stopped in for visit while looking around the area. Seen many of the highlights in tv shows or movies
Everyone in our group enjoying looking
Written April 16, 2022
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  • Mon - Tue 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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