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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

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The largest art museum in the western United States, Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses a diverse body of more than 120,000 works and hosts several beloved programs, including its film series, which began in the late 1960s. The museum's photography department has more than 15,000 works. The modern and contemporary art collections, along with the Latin American art galleries, were renovated in 2008. Beyond its exhibits, the museum offers interesting talks and courses, as well as renowned music and film programs. Between concerts, collaborations, traveling collections, and other events, this museum draws almost 1 million visitors annually. Los Angeles County Museum of Art is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Los Angeles Edition.
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  • This is a large museum with many collections. For any art lovers, you will sure find something you like in one of the halls. We were so delighted to see works of Monet, Picasso, Giacometti, Rodin etc....  more »
  • This was my first visit to LACMA. I don't know much about modern art but was very impressed with the many exhibits. Don't miss the Shooting Wallpaper.  more »
  • Once a month, they offer free admission and we just happened to be in town on that day. There are so many exhibits that nowhere was really packed. We had a group of all ages and everyone found somethi...  more »
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  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western United States with a collection of more than 130,000 artworks dating back from antiquity to the present. The museum has served the public since 1965, has embraced all cultures, and has viewed art from multiple perspectives. They have free tours and free wheelchairs and bag check. There is a cafe for food and drinks, and also a store to buy art catalogs and other items. One needs more than one day to be able to explore all the artworks and to enjoy all the details. An enjoyable visit.
  • Attended a Latin Jazz concert at the outdoor amphitheatre. Sat on the grass with friends, talking, munching and sipping wine. It was beautiful! So many families there and people from all across Los Angeles hanging out together In the same place, practically shoulder to shoulder in some areas, and it was all chill. At one moment I looked around and it was like looking at a Renoir or a early Seurat painting, (though this, thankfully, included people from many races and nationalities - just saying) - like a field sown with diversity - so many faces and colors, like a sea of wildflowers, and each doing regular, ordinary things: like cooing to a baby; eating a sandwich; looking over the rim of a plastic cup while being regaled with tales of the latest escapade; or lost in that glorious exaltation that is the cat-and-mouse of dancing with one's partner to the sweet Latin Jazz that rolled through the whole scene like mischevious waves of light and sound - scintillation and vibration. Unforgettable! What a beautiful way to celebrate my friend's birthday. See y'all there next time?
  • I like a good time enjoying the arts, and I love that this connects with the La Brea Tar Pits. Definitely an experience. I personally didn't like how the tour guides were a bit rude, BUT whatever. So many more things to enjoy. Definitely make it a point to visit and explore.
  • A world class museum with vast collections across many areas. I particularly enjoyed their European painting collection and the South and Southeast Asian art section (including some gorgeous Chola bronzes). The grounds are very large and nice to walk in. On the day of our most recent visit, they had a Latin music event.
  • Probably some of the best/well informed staff and volunteers at any museum I've ever been in! Their passion for their work is really refreshing and makes it a bit more interesting! They offer free tours, it's usually listed on the piece of paper they give you when you buy your ticket! Last time I went the line was insanely long, so we ended up buying our tickets online while there and just picking them up right away in the will call line - saved us a solid 30 minutes if not more. They also have two box offices, one on each side of the museum (the one by the Brea Tar Pits entrance is usually a lot emptier).

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