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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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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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Fabulous visit to an iconic art museum!

Whenever possible in my travels, I try to visit art exhibits. I have done so in a number of major metropolitan cities. This was our first time for LACMA, and a fine day it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever possible in my travels, I try to visit art exhibits. I have done so in a number of major metropolitan cities. This was our first time for LACMA, and a fine day it was. The big draw for us was as special exhibit of Picasso and Rivera in the Contemporary Art building. However, LACMA, not just a building but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is full of interesting exhibits. The modern art section is rather crowded and we were told not to take photos of the Picassos. I still enjoyed this area but was pleasantly surprised that the Latin American art section wasn't crowded at all. The buildings and elevators are quite worn down and in need of refinishing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best to go after lunch so that you can wait for the urban lights. You can probably spend 3-4 hours looking at the 4 floors of collection. The huge Matisse tile art greets you and you know already there are more treasures inside. Lots of Picassos, Klines, Kandinskys, some Warhol, Pollack, Monet. Amazing collection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has become a new landmark and must-visit spot in LA. Great for photoshoot location or just a "regular" touristy picture. Can get crowded on certain nights though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is one of the most beautiful architectural designs in the area, and overall I had a nice experience. I loved the selection. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fun to go on an evening after work or for a day if you have the time. There are always changing exhibits. We had a great time viewing the art, getting some food, and enjoying some Jazz music outside with our food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any times I visited L.A i went back this place. I took pictures 10 years ago. Now I was here again.Amazing Urban Lights of Art. Super pretty. You much visit this place one of famous icon of LA. People came took a lot pictures. Next door also the La Brea Pits &Museum(Hancock Park La Brea)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an entertaining and eclectic museum to visit. Lots of different exhibits. The infamous light posts were great for taking pictures! Wish I would have visited last year when I was visiting Los Angeles!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

LACMA is one of the country's great museums, despite its somewhat confusing plan and outdated buildings. The collections are excellent, and the shorter term exhibitions excellent. It's really several museums in one, all set in a lovely park. A great place for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that is equally worth a visit during the day, or at night. Night is likely better since you get to admire the lamps fully lit. There are always a lot of people here, so be prepared to dodge and weave to make sure you get a photo without a lot of strangers in it.

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