Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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We came to see the Metropolis II exhibit. It was amazing. My 4 year old and I actually came back after lunch to watch it again. There was a lot to see and the grounds and facilities were beautiful.
Some incredible works and fantastic spaces but unfortunately let down but gallery attendants. Chatting to each other, texting, following you around like mall cops and waving paper to cool down all mad... read more »
Fabulous! Definitely a must see!! Be sure to see The Rain Room and Metropolis II. Metropolis II only runs at certain times so be sure to check that out before you decide which direction to start your ... read more »
I had heard good things, but was severely disappointed with my visit. There seems to be a focus on quantity over quality, and I didn't find myself wanting to spend nearly as long at each exhibit as I do in other museums. The most interesting exhibits require advanced booking, and even those which you can sign up for on the day closed before 3pm for no apparent reason. I would definitely recommend both Getty museums over this if you are looking for a museum in LA. Also note, parking is very expensive here, even though you also have to pay for admission.
This is one of my favorite museums to visit in Los Angeles. I especially like their special exhibit, the latest one being Guillermo Del Toro and 200 years of men's fashion. Both excellent. You also have the ability to go there for free on certain days of the month if you're a California resident and/or have a Bank of America Card.
It was fun experience with my kids. They had Korean and Chinese and Japanese art exhibition. I am glad to let kids expose to those because they are Asian descents. I was not so impressed about modern art some were inappropriate for kids. Nice thing was that when I signed up for kids membership for free, you get weekend free admission for adults. We spent hours and got to enjoy summer Jazz concert next to museum. It is nice place to visit.
LACMA is one of the great museums of Los Angeles. There are lots of classic, permanent installations (like Urban Light and Levitated Mass) as well as constantly rotating art sets. They always have something new, and it's fun to just chill and walk around on the grounds. I'd recommend avoiding the cafe though; everything is insanely overpriced (like... more than movie theater markups). Something that IS worth it though is the membership. Fast admission lines, special installation entry, and some other perks are great, and it's nice to be supporting the arts. And don't forget the camera because there are lots of great photo ops!
The security guard was an ass. We came to see the lights and all of a sudden, the security guard shouted at us to get out. We politely asked where to go and see the lights and he said "You guys should have went around. You guys dumb!" I swear to god, if I wasn't civilized I would have knuckled his dumbass face. My uncle is even thinking about suing them.
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