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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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

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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May Be One of the Best Art Museums in the U.S.

Wow. I really liked this place. I go to art museums in nearly every city in the world I visit but this has to be one of the best. Far from stuffy, this place makes you want to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow. I really liked this place. I go to art museums in nearly every city in the world I visit but this has to be one of the best. Far from stuffy, this place makes you want to linger. Exquisite Islamic art, Art of the Pacific--and Picassos that will make you re-think the artist. There is a view of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the museum and decided to attend a live jazz concert. The concert was free and lasted for 2 hours. The atmosphere was wonderful. Really enjoyed my Friday evening at the LACMA.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

LACMA begins with the old street lights that defines the museum. It is great to take pictures there any time of day. Personally I think the exhibits are far behind other museums in technology and some special exhibits are curated poorly. Despite all of that it is well worth going. The newer buildings are set up better and more is... More 

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum and loved a great deal of the art displayed and found the architectural layout of the displays very pleasing. I sincerely hope that I will be able to spend more time here on my next visit. I recommend it warmly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is quite an extensive collection of various types of art. If you know a lot about art and various artists, you could spend hours here. My husband & I spent a couple of hours & had seen enough at that point. If you like to rest periodically I don't think there are seats scattered around to do so. It... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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While visiting my sister in LA, we decided to hit up LACMA for the del Toro exhibit. We went on a Sunday which, unbeknownst to us, was Family Day. So hordes of people and screaming kids are what you can expect on the weekends. The museum complex is huge and we were there for a little over 2 hours before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with extensive collections - I spent 4 hours and only got through 2 buildings. Exhibits are well-curated and informational signs tell about not just the works you are looking at, but others add larger context. It is also well-visited. So great to see people all over actively talking about the art. A nice break from studio tours and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised how much I enjoyed LACMA and how much I enjoyed their collection. I lingered so long in their G. del Toro exhibit that I ran out of time for their collection. It was enough to view their large collection of Picassos and leave the rest for a future visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place takes two days to see! But it IS a MUST SEE! If you have to, you can do it in a day but bring a lunch because you should start EARLY in the morning and expect to stay until it closes as there is so much to see.

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was a windy night this lights its better to see at night its a nice place really recommend it restaurant was closed at that time

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