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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4597
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+1 323-857-6000
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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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I have had a LACMA membership for years. I like that there are many different exhibits that cycle through as well as regular exhibits I can return to again and again. I... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have had a LACMA membership for years. I like that there are many different exhibits that cycle through as well as regular exhibits I can return to again and again. I celebrated a birthday there one year, which began with drinks at the bar. There are many things to see for people of all ages.

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Beautiful venue, great exhibits, so much to see. Thoroughly enjoyed our day at the museum. Can't wait to return to this museum on our next trip to LA. Our favorite exhibit during this visit was a light exhibit that involved a separate reservation which we were able to make onsite. I cannot remember the name of the artist but if... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful at night. Art of lights . I love this place. It's the park on way. Simply is columm and lights.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

$25 to get in to this special exhibit which compared and contrasted the works of Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso. Unlike the previous comparison exhibit we saw elsewhere, these artists were communicating with each other and working contemporaneously. Interesting. Also enjoyed the Japanese pavilion with beautiful screens and netzges. LACMA is right next to LaBrea Tar pits, which you should... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always try to come to this museum when I am in LA. Right by the LaBrea tar pits. the collections are wonderful and the special exhibitions are great. This December there was an installation with lots of moving cars. We all loved it. I love the giant boulder uspended between two walls. planty of fast dining options.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't expect much compared to the Getty. And in fact, LACMA is a step down but not a big step down. I can't cite specific artist names, but there were a lot of stop-and-study paintings, even for myself who is more into music than the visual arts. The campus is also appealing, with multiple buildings and a courtyard with... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My stay in LA was short and other wise occupied but I managed to spend a few hours LACMA. So many great exhibits, not too crowded, and just a cool place to be. I particularly loved the street lamp exhibit and the French advertisements from the 1800s. I was very inspired.

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A world-class museum with an ever changing collection of exhibits, be prepared to spend an entire day enjoying what's on display.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$60 buys you the individual membership if you are a resident of LA. The exhibit I went to see Rivera/Picasso had a $25 entrance fee. If you will visit the museum a few times during the year, membership makes sense. New updated restaurant on site is quite nice. This is a large and lovely museum with an excellent permanent collection.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home of the most photographed Urban Lights. Spent half a day exploring the variety of collections. LACMA left me in awe, I get to see Picasso, Warhol, and a whole lot more.

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