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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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Beautiful place! Amazing art, great place to spend a rainy day in Los Angeles. I used to live close by and would go at least 2-3 times per year to check out the new exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place! Amazing art, great place to spend a rainy day in Los Angeles. I used to live close by and would go at least 2-3 times per year to check out the new exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It had been many years since I have been to this museum. It has grown and I was very impressed at the collections that the had. We got to see the Gulliermo Del Toro exhibit and it was great. It cost $14 to park then the price of admission so plan to stay for awhile to appreciate the great art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding collection well worth going a bit out of the way and spending money on to see. Always has special exhibits on display.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went Just for the Del toro exhibit. It is small but very entertaining I spend 1hour just at this exhibition. The are some other interesting art objects as well thru out the other buildings. Very easy to get via Metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LACMA offers increasing diverse exhibits for all ages and tastes and excitement, most recent of which is THE RAIN ROOM...we could not wait to enter this blackbox and experience the absence of a true downpour wherever you step within the box...truly memorable, unexpected and novel of course as it is really an engineering feat that you get to personally explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable museum! We were lucky there was a special exhibit by Guillermo Del Toro with all his favorite books, art works, and monsters from his own home on display. Awesome. The museum itself is laid out beautifully. I especially loved pointing out to my son the Picasso and Modigliani room worth about 25 million dollars. It was a great museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many exhibits and all well spread out so you won't be crowded along. Or at least it wasn't crowded at 2pm on a Sunday. The Guillermo Del Toro is definitely worth a visit. A mix of models, artwork and sculpture. There's several cafes and a souvenir shop. Restrooms are sign posted and never too far away. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment visit over Labor Day was well worth it. Cool miniature car city structure captured our attention. Special exhibits had long lines. We browsed through the Oceana section and the kids did some water color artwork in the Korean art section. Had lunch in the cafeteria, not bad food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been member of LACMA for several years now and never tire of going through the galleries and the grounds. Good food and drinks (including cocktails) are located at any of several places within the grounds also a nice cafe that makes a great cappuccino. The changing special exhibits always add something new to see or experience and the permanent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LACMA is a really nice arts complex that hosts a diverse assortment of temporary and permanent art exhibitions and events. I've seen great video art installations there, and some unusual attractions like the 'Rain Room'. Next door is the La Brea Tar Pits/Museum and the adjoining grounds are nice too, so it's easy to make a day of it. There's... More 

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