Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
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
About
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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Jeff Meyer
Denver, NC596 contributions
Luminary art that is stunning
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our family so enjoyed the outdoor display of LACMA. See it as dusk for best views. Great for families, couples or solo. No fee.
Written June 9, 2021
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ccbillsfan
1 contribution
Awful - don’t waste your time
May 2021 • Friends
So disappointed with almost everything there. A total waste of time to drive up from Orange County to see this crap. The only thing somewhat interesting was Album covers of music that many I have at home.
Written May 5, 2021
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Traveler2504
Los Angeles183 contributions
Deeply Disappointing
Apr 2021
When I tell you that the highlight of my day at LACMA was the surprisingly pleasant (although temporary) toilets that should give you an idea of what I thought of my experience.

Price gouging for car parking and drinks. Please park on the street and eat elsewhere, its embarrassing an 11oz bottle of water for $4 - I thought only sports arenas and Disney charged that amount.

Only two buildings are open and not all of one of them. One of the most tenuous and bizarrely curated exhibitions on the theme of ventriloquism called something voices, a vast, repetitive and entirely uninteresting collection of images from Yoshitomo Nara and the saddest "new acquisitions" section.

I like art. I like modern art. I like installations and a well curated exhibition is a joy - but this was just awful. It seemed to rely very heavily on the wildly speculative post-hoc justification. Pieces just didn't mesh into anything. There was an over abundance of pseudo-intellectual twaddle trying to tell me why mediocre art was "important".

There was a small and unexpected feature on Fiji - which I liked but which belongs in a natural history museum.

It was great to get back to see public art but I think perhaps the curation department had been left in isolation too long during lock down. This was less a breath of fresh air and more a peak over the shoulder of someone desperate to finish their thesis for their Masters Degree in Fine Art
Written April 26, 2021
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classic1903
Ventura County Coast, CA122 contributions
Disappointing Visit to LACMA
Apr 2021
Very disappointed with our visit to LACMA last week. Third floor was closed and another of the LACMA buildings had been demolished. Given the items that are currently on exhibit, note that this is now a museum of "contemporary" art. No old masters or other works of traditional art are on display. The only exhibitions I really enjoyed were Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific, and Metropolis II.

This museum is under a major renovation through 2024, and given the current works on exhibit they shouldn't be charging full price. Parking was expensive at $16 for the day. You'd be better off finding a nearby 2 hour street parking spot because you'll only need an hour or so at the museum and another 15 minutes at the adjacent Tar Pits.

Covid-19 protocols were very good and I appreciated the capacity limitations.
Written April 10, 2021
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RLH
1 contribution
Disgrace to LA art
Apr 2021
Just paid $36 including parking for access to 2 floors of the Broad and the Resnick. The rest of LACMA has been demolished so the permanent collection is no longer on display. Used to love LACMA but that was a complete ripoff. Don't bother going until the new building is open in 2023 or whenever it's scheduled.
Written April 2, 2021
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wdl
Sunnyvale, CA497 contributions
A gem, but a lot not on display
Dec 2019
This museum is a gem with various interesting exhibits, but it is kinda short - you can cover it in a hour or so. I've heard that most of the exhibits were closed that day, which makes the admission ticket a bit "expensive." Anyway, it was actually a good, world class modern art museum. My teens were very interested in the first hour but then they got bored.

As a tip, you should buy your tickets on line to by pass the long lines. We actually bough the tickets as soon as we arrived at the site, and went straight to the will call. Wonder why those lining up to purchase tickets didn't do the same.

There is also parking underground. You should probably wait until dark to see the lights.

I would come here when all the renovations are done, and the new museum of motion pictures is open to the public
Written October 12, 2020
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Iambeckyjoe
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Urban Light
Aug 2020 • Solo
You’ll not only enjoy Urban Light but you will find the entire block a marvel to look at. The Tar Pits are less than a block away. Don’t forget to pack a lunch as the grounds at the Tar Pit is wonderful for an impromptu picnic. So many things to get into. Definitely a place you’ll want to return to.
Written August 7, 2020
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Fani Giwa
Richfield, MN39 contributions
Great place for cute pictures
Jan 2020 • Couples
Super fun place to explore and take cute pictures. Very crowded. There is underground parking for $20 an hour. The urban lights itself are free to explore. There’s lots of street food for sale all around.
Written April 3, 2020
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Erwin G
66 contributions
Morning & Evening pictorial with my love
Feb 2020
Very busy place from morning till very late at night, so many photoshoots happening all over the place specially the light post in the entrance, we actually went there twice to capture both morning and night time. Just be mindful on the others taking picture because it is always jam-packed, tripods are not allowed inside the area but allowed in the pathway outside.
Written April 3, 2020
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Stephanie B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
Stick to the outside of LACMA it's more fun!
Jun 2019 • Family
We visited LACMA and on arrival as we paid for tickets were told that some pavilions were closed. Ok this is a world class museum there will be plenty to see...uh wrong. Artwork is sparse and if you dont know as we didn't, if artwork is on loan there is no Photography allowed, if artwork is owned, like at the Getty Center, you can take pictures, no flash of course.

We were rudely told off for everything like having a bag, taking a photo, talking, looking up close, etc etc to the point we were done!
A complete waste of time and money.
We love, really love, art galleries and have been to some amazing ones but this was completely underwhelming.
The outside of LACMA has the very instagrammed light installation and that was fun but being told off every 5 mins inside made us wish we had stayed outside in the sun!
There are better places to see art in LA, go to The Broad and The Getty Center instead.
Written March 5, 2020
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art is open:
  • 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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