Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 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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Stephanie B
Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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 5 March 2020
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mrsmon2016
Leeds, UK332 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited the Lacma only to be told that the main galleries are closed for refurbishment. However if you pay the 20 dollar per person entrance fee you can still see the temporary exhibitions.
As we visited from England we thought since they are charging to go in it must be worth seeing. How wrong was I The exhibitions were small, absolute rubbish and we were in and out in 15 minutes. What a waste of money. We have visited many museums and galleries in the States and never felt the place was not worth the admission fee before.

Written 16 February 2020
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greenberetateam
Concord, CA23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Major disappointment. I have visited LACMA in the past and always thought it to be a world class art museum. Not anymore. I took my wife there for her first visit. After we were charged a hefty full price and the add-on $10 out of town tourist penalty, we found the museum to have denigrated badly. Empty rooms, broken elevators, roped off stairwells, closed off galleries. The museum is evidently undergoing renovation but they certainly don't tell you that at the entrance. All that's left are a few rooms of stale, second rate, mediocre, widely spaced pieces that can be totally viewed in less than 20 minutes. Even the store is sadly a shadow of the real thing. Less than a quarter of the size with slim pickings. Laughably, they have a membership drive table out front where they tell you the museum will be under construction for the next several years. Don't waste your time or money-sad to see such a great museum to have fallen so badly. Go see the better museums on the rest of the Miracle Mile, don't bother with the current version of LACMA. We felt sorry for the kids who were working there and had to try to explain why it is in it's current state. They had to absorb the complaints and they were apologetic.
Written 11 January 2020
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ShesaBadMammaJamma
Brentwood, CA17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
$70 for a family of four (plus $16 for parking) and we saw a whole bunch of “Gallery Closed for Installation” signs. The “Metropolitan” exhibit only operates on Friday and Saturday. What little art we did see was declared “rage-inducing” by my youngest son. And he didn’t even pay for the tickets. But, yeah, his review was succinct and accurate. Save yourself the money and time.
Written 23 January 2020
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classic1903
Ventura County Coast, CA173 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 April 2021
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Char J
Indianapolis, IN228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Enjoyed the interesting art. Three levels of a wide variety of mediums. Art made from glass, fabric, and even one made from cigarettes! So fun! Be sure to see the cars that are turned on about once per hour. There’s an upstairs view of car city it was great video to hear the children gasp “oh wow” when they first turned it on! Bring student Id, seniors 65 and any residents of LA get a discount admission. It was worth the cost to get in several hours of fun. The tar pits are right down the sidewalk from the art. Very interesting. Must see the lights at the entry fun photo op. There’s also a nice dining area with what looks like a food truck if you stay for a snack. Parking across the street was $16.00. Convenient and probably not that bad for LA. I recommend doing this!
Written 2 January 2020
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Christena I
Spruce Grove71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I loved visiting the Los Angeles County Art Museum even though the permanent gallery was closed for renovations. I visited the Fiji and Pacific Ocean Gallery and the guide was excellent. It was obvious that she had research this display thoroughly and her tour was VERY GOOD! I also enjoyed Thomas Joshua Coopers Tour of the World's Edge. I would recommend visiting LACAMA as it is the largest art gallery in North America and you'll see exhibits there that will not be in other galleries.
Written 5 February 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I had looked forward to seeing this museum for quite some time. Certainly Levitated Mass was number one on my list and I was not disappointed. The build up of having seen the documentary did not diminish the real installation itself. The rest of the museum is totally worth the time and money. I highly recommend going on a weekday morning, we were on a Friday morning and there were no crowds and no lines.
Written 4 January 2020
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Eugene C
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
This normally is one of my favorite museums to visit because of the breadth/variety of the exhibits. But about 70% off the normal exhibits are not currently available because the museum is being renovated. When I made my reservation online and bought my ticket (new COVID related policy) this was not made clear. After I saw everything available (took about an hour and a half), I thought it was a mistake and there was just a detour to get to rest of the exhibits. Nope that was all. The admission was still $25, which seems really high for only part of the museum. Huge disappointment for an out of town visitor who didn’t know any better. That’s probably what they were counting on.
Written 7 November 2021
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marksE1284KT
Culver City3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Stopped to see the La Brea Tar Pits and found ourselves in LACMA by accident. Got tix and went inside, a bit on the expensive side. We had heard of a some sort of "lego" exhibit. Instead it was a tinker toy type of construct, huge over 25 feet long,15 feet wide maybe and 12 feet tall or more. . Roller coaster-y rainbow colored cars ran together up ramps splitting at the top into snake-like avenues to the bottom so they can start up again. Amazing. Don't recall the artist. Hand made machinery, controlled by a human in the center with multiple transformers. Trains running throughout back and forth. Easily over a 1000 cars, size of Hot Wheels. My grand kids, ages 4 and 6, loved every minute. There is ground level viewing and a balcony.

Also on display was a life sized apartment occupied by the artist when he lived in Europe. It was made from wire and silk screen-style material. Opaque and finely guaged he not only depicted the actual unit, but down to the smallest details such as the name of the maker of the steel electrical box housing the circuit breakers. Kitchen and bath as well. Very clever, delicate even.
Written 11 February 2020
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