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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4597
Phone Number: +1 323-857-6000
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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
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Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)...

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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I definitely enjoyed visiting LACMA, it was an awesome experience with friends. I loved the little eatery at the front where you could sit and have drinks. Very chill. Also if... read more

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I definitely enjoyed visiting LACMA, it was an awesome experience with friends. I loved the little eatery at the front where you could sit and have drinks. Very chill. Also if you're into Pokemon hunting, there are tons running around. I love to people watch, so it was nice to grab a spot under a tree and just relax and... More 

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I traveled to Los Angeles specifically to see the "Reigning Men - 400 years of Men's Fashion" exhibit. It did not disappoint me. It is a special admission ticket as was the "Guillermo Del Toro: At Home with Monsters" exhibit. The monsters exhibit was an un-expected treat. However, the graphic content of this exhibit may be inappropriate for younger viewers.... More 

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Love this museum that offers art displays inside and outside. We love the to take photos by the lampposts. This visit I finally got to have a cocktail at the Stark Bar which has a trendy LA feel. Love this entire area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every great city should have a fine art museum. When you visit LA see LACMA, The Broad, and the Getty Center in that order and will be thrilled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You are going to need many hours to get lost in the collection this museum offers. There are free guided tours that give you more details about the artwork, or you can explore on your own. Either way, you are guaranteed to see art that will make you think as well as make you feel. I would highly recommend seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Away back in the late 60's I found myself in LA and went to the museum. The tan concrete building looked to me like a suburban bank. Inside there were a few gallery full of 3rd rate works by various artists. After less than a hour I left. At that time I lived in NYC and had worked in the... More 

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I recommend coming here early in the morning because they have six different buildings! They have interesting exhibitions to people with different interests. At one point it gets boring because every building is a least 3 levels....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best modern art museums we have seen - spectacular at night time - one of the highlights on our California trip - highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed during one's trip to LA. Huge museum and go with time on your hands. Go by evening and wait till the lights around the arena illuminate.

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