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“Could easily spend a few days here”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Ranked #24 of 600 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

So many beautiful pieces, lots of different themes to work through...amazing old original pieces. I stopped to listen to one of the talks on the sculptures...fascinating!

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

My college student daughter and I love spending the day at great museums. We have seen museums in New York, San Francisco and Seattle among other places. We found LACMA to be excellent; one day was not enough time to see everything. We plan to return soon. Very nice location with parking at the nearby La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum which we still need to explore.

Thank johnusa123
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I wish I had more time to spend here. I didn't account for how big this place is. I would say you could spend an entire day here. It was a little confusing trying to navigate because we came in from the tar pits, so it wasn't the main entrance. Great place for kids but also a great place for adults too. Spending the extra money is worth it too because you can see more exhibits. Fun experience overall, can't wait to go back and see what I missed.

Thank Alexandra F
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Like most other reviews, there is a lot to see, and if you don't enter in through the right building, your route will be destroyed. Again, Parking sucks (like everywhere in LA), and make sure to read the signs or you will be towed. They have a great Norooz Celebration for Persian New Year, which is really fun.

Thank 3Guapas
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am always surprised, amazed and thrilled by what a gem LACMA is! At the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax next to the LaBrea Tar Pits, LACMA offers a great cultural anchor to the shopping obsessed neighborhood. I attended the DVF 40th Anniversary show which was free and fabulous. The exhibit was interesting, mixing fashion, photography and of course Warhol with the history of the wrap dress that made Diane von Furstenberg famous and changed the way women in America dressed!

In addition to the DVF show there was a paid entry Calder show and all of the other treasures of LACMA....ran out of time to take it all in....will go back!!

Thank AJM1225
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