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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 90036-4597
Phone Number: +1 323-857-6000
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

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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Inexpensive and large with lots of opportunity to step back outside and chill if you're getting tired of looking at rectangles on walls for hours. Some nice German Expressionist... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Inexpensive and large with lots of opportunity to step back outside and chill if you're getting tired of looking at rectangles on walls for hours. Some nice German Expressionist and symbolist holdings I wasn't expecting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here purely to see the fantastic lamps outside the LACMA so I can only review the outside space...it's very open and other than the lamps there was not much else going on outside even with all that space

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

World class collections well displayed, supplemented by informative and interesting Docent tours. Great Movie program and fine dining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a great time with the family there. The exhibits were great. They were Tar Pits, The Rain Room was too funny! I am from Florida it rains there for about 2 months straight. It was fun watching the children who had never seen rain, respond to it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed almost 4 hours in this nice place. Many new things to see, specially the cable box where all age groups enjoys most. And yes don't forget to take good clicks in the lamp area just opposite to ticket counter at night time !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to take advantage of special exhibits and were lucky and got in Rain room without an advance reservation. It is a very pleasant place to send an afternoon but remember we are a young city so this cannot compare to the great museums in New York, Philadelphia, or Chicago. But they do not have the grounds that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

extensive European collection, both classical and modern. They have special exhibits with timed entry--get your beforehand. We found the lighting to be a bit frustrating at times as even though it was low intensity, some statues could have been illuminated from a better angle. It's massive in size with multiple buildings. Allow 4-5 hours if you enjoy art as much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lacma is a must see attraction, there is full of history inside it, biggest collection in west coast. I appreciate the pop art art collection and impressionist one, together with some astonishing Italian paint

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A parking garage? Check Free outdoor jazz performance? Check Free admission for LA residents on weekdays after 3? Check Decent restaurant and bar on site? Check Many of the great masters? Check Art is very subjective, but LACMA will have something for everyone. Whether you like figuring out where the eyes are on the weeping woman of Picasso, or the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talentless hacks have made a joke of the term "art." Dreck is on display all over the world, and even sold for millions of dollars, as if it had some kind of special character. The pretentious left is so full of itself, it makes thoughtful people gag.

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