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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • Khaula R.
    Khaula RJuly 31, 2015
    The Islamic art is located on the 4th floor of Ahmanson building.Unfortunately,its so limited.Since jan'15,they featured contemporary Islamic art&removed the ancient art&will switch back again in '18!
    Upvoted Jan 29
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    At the LACMA Café, I absent-mindedly rearranged the ingredients of my fruit salad into a smiling face. I returned from the restroom to discover my creation had been awarded Best in Show.
    Upvoted Mar 12
  • Shadi S.
    loved the variety of the collections! there's artworks from the ancient to modern times and include asian, latin, and islamic art. You can find pieces from Picasso,Monet,Modigliani,Gaugin,Cezanne..
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Matt C.
    Matt CrotteauDecember 5, 2015
    If you're an LA local, or on a budget, look up free museum days & free museum hours! Wonderful staff, and a wide variety of art to please a wide variety of tastes in art. Next to a beautiful park.
  • Mimi
    MimiMarch 6
    Great area. Has the iconic lamps that everyone goes to for the 'gram! Upstairs is a cute cafe called C+M and there's wifi so you're able to work on their patio outside and soak up the sun.
  • Cakes
    CakesMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    LA County Residents After 3 pm: After 3 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, general admission is FREE to Los Angeles County residents with proof of residency.
  • Maddy C.
    Maddy CaguladaApril 15, 2015
    I Love how on certain occasions a special event is featured. Last time I went I got to see the special exhibit featuring DVF dresses. Beautiful, and definitely a great place for artsy people.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezNovember 3, 2016
    Great museum, a little bit expensive but worth it. Plenty of options for lunch and early dinner. Also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Better yet, picnic at La Brea Pits.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuFebruary 2, 2015
    Love that there are so many outdoor public spaces in between buildings. Also the Japanese Art building has an architecture worth checking out.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 25, 2014
    A small collection but there are some great masters here. A few Rembrandts, Picassos. Make sure to see the website for traveling exhibits.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 1, 2012
    The permanent collection spans the globe and the millennia, ranging from French Impressionism to Greek and Egyptian antiquities. Admission is pay-as-you-wish after 5 p.m. every day.
  • W magazine
    W magazineJanuary 12, 2015
    The Hollywood costumes exhibit —which features hundreds of ensembles from blockbuster and Oscar Award-winning films as well as video interviews with directors, actors, and costume designers—is a must. Read more
  • Marvin A.
    Marvin AndujarJuly 8, 2013
    LACMA is a great place to visit. It has several floors of art. The European section was fantastic. If you are into art and even if you are not, you should visit this place.
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 17, 2014
    Great place to bring tourists and LA newbies. Most will recognize this art work in a movie or two. Beautiful place day or night.
  • Nikki
    NikkiDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    stellar outdoor installations are open to the public, while thoughtful exhibitions in the Resnick and other buildings keep things fresh. Must visit website for upcoming rotations.
  • Lucky Magazine
    Lucky MagazineNovember 9, 2011
    The boutique at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is most notable for its selection of exclusive, limited-edition prints, like local legend Catherine Opie’s eerie photo of the Crenshaw High School.
  • carl S.
    carl SmithJanuary 26, 2014
    Most of the lower level entry areas were very well displayed. The buildings construction and the way the Art was arranged was easy one the eyes and feet. I definitely recommend repeated attendance.
  • OMGICU
    OMGICUApril 19, 2011
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western US, or so they say. What they don't tell you is that you can follow Justin Timberlake around when you tire of old statues.
  • April A.
    April ArrglingtonAugust 10, 2012
    Starting point for The Miracle Mile Paradox Game (www.miraclemileparadox.com) which plays until the end of August 2012. Look for Rex's card along the mile to get started in this FREE scavenger hunt!
  • Fūzd
    FūzdMay 22, 2013
    Great spot for a first date. Meet under LACMA's Urban Lights display on Wilshire Boulevard and head inside to check out the art see a film or play, or listen to free concerts on Sundays Live events.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineJuly 10, 2015
    LACMA is one of the best modern art museums in the country. Come here to see the famous light post installation, Urban Light, check out some Rivera & Matisse, and definitely don’t miss Metropolis II.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 29, 2013
    The largest art museum in the western United States, this Mid-City behemoth features ongoing exhibits from around the world, regular concert series, film series, lectures and lots more. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityFebruary 17, 2011
    Included in all memberships is free access to more than twenty exhibitions and installations this year including both the Tim Burton and "California Design: Living in a Modern Way" exhibitions.
  • Oscar F.
    Oscar FajardoDecember 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum with lots of exhibits. Parking is expansive so take the bus. Future train station will make it easier.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 5, 2011
    Did you know? The largest art museum in the western U.S., LACMA’s collections cover virtually the entire history of art, worldwide - from European and American, to Asian, Latin American, and Islamic Read more
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CabreraDecember 22, 2015
    I love museums and I usually don't get disappointed because there's always something that I really love. LACMA is tangible proof of that, I loved it!
  • ANNE
    ANNEApril 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    LACMA is the modern art star of Los Angeles. Director Michael Govan has made it world class. See indoor and outdoor art, grab a souvenir, visit a food truck, see a film....
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.January 16, 2016
    The current special exhibit on Frank Gehry models and the crowd-pleasing Metropolis II are not to be missed. The quiet, spacious layout of the Japanese gallery is always a delight.
  • Boris 🌐 v.
    Huge! Awesome collection and great temporary exhibitions. Also check out the architecture on the Japanese art pavilion all the way in the back.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonSeptember 26, 2016
    You can actually skip the long line for tickets at the front if you walk up the stairs and go towards the middle of the area with the hanging strings from the ceiling.
  • PacificStandardTime
    PacificStandardTimeOctober 17, 2011
    1965—LACMA’s new building at this location transformed the private, underground L.A. art scene into a public, official one. Local artists clamored for representation at the museum throughout the 60s. Read more
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiFebruary 18, 2015
    Contemporary museum and my college favorite hang out/work spot! Wife & I decided that we needed a few of our pre wedding photos shot here!!!
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJanuary 2
    Awesome museum for a variety of tastes! Be sure to check out the Broad right next door too
  • AMW
    AMWDecember 7, 2015
    Closed Wednesdays, but free admission for LA County residents every other weeknight after 3PM. Check their calendar for free movie screenings and live music events.
  • T R
    T RJune 24, 2015
    This museum's donors are perhaps narcissists...they want their own wing but clearly there is little funding for conservation, display and maintenance. Amazing collection, but sadly uncared for.
  • Edwina
    EdwinaSeptember 6, 2014
    Multiple buildings with art from different countries & regions of the US. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking through the galleries.
  • Linda A.
    Linda AntwiJuly 26, 2014
    Food is amazing. Service, not so much. But, between the music and the food...you'll have a wonderful night. Have a Paloma...it's delicious!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PagliughiApril 2, 2013
    2001 exhibit was amazing! Clockwork needed to be bigger. Overall huge exhibit worth seeing for anyone who appreciates good quality film making!
  • Veronica B.
    Veronica BAugust 3, 2013
    A modern museum with a lot of history..many things to see and to know. Everyone should go there!
  • andrea w.
    andrea wilsonDecember 23, 2015
    Amazing program to encourage kids to appreciate art. Kids get in free and can bring in a guest though the Next Gen program. Awesome!
  • LAMPS PLUS
    LAMPS PLUSAugust 17, 2011
    The entrance at LACMA glows with "Urban Light", an art installation featuring 202 street light designs from cities around the Los Angeles area. The lights are powered by solar panels on the roof.
  • Tara R.
    Tara RenschMarch 17, 2013
    Loved the Metropolis II! Beautiful museum, friendly staff, Friday afternoon free admission for LA residents, free wifi - what's not to love?
  • Lily H.
    Lily HarrisAugust 23, 2016
    Fun but wear good shoes and be prepared to walk and see lots of great art and artists!
  • m d.
    m dDecember 27, 2016
    Huge museum with wide range of artworks. Evening may be good for outdoor art.
  • Biola University
    Biola UniversitySeptember 14, 2011
    For some of the best contemporary art exhibits in the city, as well as good food, film screenings and other special events, LACMA can't be topped.
  • Babak V.
    Babak VZFebruary 19, 2016
    If you love art, you must visit this place! Consider to spend quite a lot of time here to check all places.
  • David C.
    David CaffreySeptember 14, 2011
    It is a great place to go if you love art as I do, or if you need inspiration. I saw a Dali exhibit there, whilst walking around I also saw David Caruso (Lt. Horatio Caine) from C.S.I Miami
  • Melinda A.
    Melinda AugustinaSeptember 3, 2012
    Free Jazz on Fridays, Great films you might otherwise never see, amazing art, and don't even get me started on the COSTUMES! :-))
  • REYALFASHION
    REYALFASHIONMarch 18, 2012
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is always a huge source of inspiration for me. Even the space itself is worth visiting.
  • IBRAHIM A.
    Great place for a Saturday, make sure to come early if you don't like staying in line
  • The Standard
    The StandardDecember 5, 2011
    CA (See): Along with great art, they have free WiFi - LACMA is great place to bring your laptop and work on your screenplay!
  • Ralph D.
    Ralph DiazOctober 4, 2014
    They have Free jazz concerts on Friday nights! Brings. Blanket and a picnic basket of food!
  • Larisa G.
    Arrive early if you want to snag tickets for special exhibitions, but there's plenty to see in the permanent collections!
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 19, 2012
    Gigantic museum that has almost any type of art you could be looking for. Do not leave without checking out the Japanese pavilion.
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleMay 26, 2015
    Great exhibits with a lot of rich history. Cool area. Not as good as the Getty
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoFebruary 4, 2016
    Use your phone as a free guide. Open the LACMA mobile site and enter the number next to the piece. Not all artworks are available, and some have audio.
  • Dominic R.
    Dominic RiosAugust 15, 2015
    A definite must-see attraction if you're visiting LA! Loved the modern art!
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 21, 2016
    The space is awesome and they have some interesting exhibits, but I wouldn't say this was one of my favorite museums.
  • Nate A.
    Nate AnchetaJune 23, 2013
    Keep an eye out on the muse events at lacma for low key lounge events with good ppl and an awesome vibe.
  • tina t.
    tina tanJuly 17, 2015
    Its great to enjoy and appreciate the famous lights outside even without going in the museum.
  • Todd G.
    Todd GriffithJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a picture of yourself running away from the boulder in the Levitates Mass outdoor sculpture, make it look like you're Indiana Jones running away from the boulder.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DunhamJanuary 1, 2014
    Great works by Picasso, and the revolving installations always impress. They have free days but expect lots of kids.
  • Josh E.
    Josh EstelleDecember 29, 2015
    NextGen program gives free memberships to children <=17, which includes free entry for them and one adult. Sign up in the children's gallery
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 9, 2015
    Cool place to visit, European art collection is pretty good. Also, interesting architecture in the complex
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampbellAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Latin jazz concerts Saturdays at 5 in the park during the summer. Bring a picnic and sit on the lawn. Great outdoor salsa dancing, too.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • ExperienceLA
    ExperienceLAOctober 25, 2011
    "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987" looks back on the Chicano art group from East LA who used art as a response to the turbulence in Los Angeles at the time. Read more
  • Donald B.
    Donald BuleyJune 10, 2013
    Came here to check out the tar pits. Museum itself was neat, would have spent longer there had time allowed on the meter (was low on change) but what I got around to seeing was very interesting.
  • Lydia B.
    One of the best museums I had the chance to see. The Guillermo del toro exhibit was amazing
  • Grace D.
    Grace DanzigerFebruary 16, 2014
    The Hockney videos are amazing! The Yorkshire countryside one has now been replaced with a group of jugglers.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksMay 5, 2016
    The most recognizable programs at LACMA continues featuring live music by Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Cannonball-Coltrane Project and Ernie Watts. 5/6 - 6/24, Free. Read more
  • HowAboutWe
    HowAboutWeApril 14, 2011
    Swing by the adjacent Ray's & Stark Bar for drinks and appetizers. Don't forget to take artsy pictures of each other near the light pole cluster out front.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    Los Angeles is not widely acknowledged for its museums, but in fact, LA has some fantastic museums, including LACMA.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiJanuary 2, 2015
    One of the best museums I've been to. Outstanding architecture and superb collections of art
  • Hector K.
    Hector KokubunjiOctober 20, 2014
    One of my favorite places in LA. Lots and lots of things to see and a nice place to spend a day off with someone.
  • stephanie
    stephanieDecember 11, 2012
    don't miss the netsuke gallery in the pavilion for Japanese art!
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 9, 2012
    A completely worthwhile museum made all the more worthwhile by the insanely photogenic lamp posts installation in front of the main entrance.
  • Christian L.
    Christian La MontApril 7, 2010
    Go to Sculpture Garden to take in some of LA's most serene moments. Between the Tarpits and Urban Light are some delightful benches, perfect shade and awesome Rodin sculptures. LACMA has wifi. Read more
  • Eduardo L.
    Eduardo LazarinNovember 25, 2016
    Very nice place. Temporary exhibits are great. They had one for Guillermo del Toro. Amazing!
  • Leon P.
    Leon PalafoxAugust 20, 2014
    A great museum with great exhibitions, you can even have a picnic in the park next door
  • I Y.
    I YooFebruary 16, 2015
    Extensive collections, easy to navigate, free WiFi... And free admission on presidents' day? Amazing!
  • Robert A.
    Robert ASeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of excellent activity always going on here. Always something to see (new or something you've seen before).
  • lomography
    lomographySeptember 29, 2011
    LACMA boasts an impressive collection, spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Photography, sans a flash, is permitted in most of the exhibitions!
  • Michelle A.
    I've never gone in but I've been to the lights so many times and I still love it every single time.
  • Tess G.
    Tess GoodwinFebruary 2, 2013
    The Caravaggio and Kubrick are worth paying for. The Picasso are also amazing. The contemporary art sucks except the Richard Serra sculpture
  • Keasha N.
    Keasha NicoleDecember 18, 2011
    Known for its infamous lamp posts, I'd say a better attraction if you come around lunch time is the food trucks normally across the street!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarciaJune 29, 2015
    Not only were the hype attractions of this place wonderful but also the astounding works of art displayed throughout all the buildings 😍
  • Auntie K.
    Auntie KarenSeptember 14, 2013
    Come for the drinks and the breeze at Stark Bar. Great gin selection. Great proper bar!
  • Amy K.
    Amy KoughanFebruary 18, 2016
    A major aspect of Amy Koughan’s career is working with customers. She enjoys working with others and is always excited to meet a new customer.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMFebruary 20, 2013
    Great contemporary collection! The Kubrick and Robert Mapplethorpe exhibits are particularly unique.
  • Lomography
    LomographySeptember 29, 2011
    LACMA boasts an impressive collection, spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Photography, sans a flash, is permitted in most of the exhibitions!
  • Aldair H.
    Aldair HidalgoJanuary 4, 2015
    huge selection of galleries ranging from art to sculptures, friendly staff and great outdoors.
  • Isaac P.
    Isaac PunoJanuary 20, 2015
    Probably one of the most photographed art museums in North America--for good reasons tho.
  • Hayacharm R.
    Hayacharm RApril 30, 2013
    Amazing, yet doesn't really have enough time to explore around. However, definitely will come back again
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CastanedaJune 27, 2011
    In the Korean museum, there is a children's gallery that allows kids to paint with watercolors. It is open till 5pm everyday. Read more
  • Daniel
    DanielAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit often. Always new materials. Members receive a discount at the Ray and Stark cafe, too
  • Katia K.
    Katia KolodeznikovaDecember 30, 2015
    A very well organized collection of art. One of the best museums in the world
  • Cesar V.
    Cesar VazquezAugust 25, 2011
    There is an outdoor bar near the ticket booths now. Very good small bites and drinks. Service is great too.
  • Stuart T.
    Stuart T.May 12, 2012
    Every Friday, April-November, Free Live Jazz, 6:00-8:00p.m.www.LACMA.org Bring or purchase food & drinks!
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineJanuary 19, 2012
    Rodarte on Display: The dresses, which are displayed thoughtfully in the museum’s Italian Renaissance gallery, are chalky but vibrant... Read more
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 4, 2014
    The architecture of the museum itself is a must-see.
  • Enrique M.
    Enrique MarínAugust 24, 2016
    De los mejores museos de la Costa Oeste, piérdanse sin rumbo fijo entre sus múltiples edificios e interminables exposiciones. Vayan sin prisa y sean felices. Imperdible.
  • Hae Rin L.
    Hae Rin LeeMarch 28, 2015
    들어가기 전 사진 찍기 좋은 조형물들 많으니 꼭 사진 남기시고 박물관 안.밖에 있는 엘리베이터 꼭 타보시길 추천합니다. 관심있으신 분은 유료티켓 사서 유료전시까지 보시면 반나절 그냥 훅 가요!! 수요일 무료타임에 가도 유료전시는 유료..ㅜㅜ
  • Moises L.
    Moises LassoOctober 17, 2015
    No pude terminar de ver el museo en mi primer visita pero sin duda cuando vuelva a visitar LA, tengo que volver al museo para terminar de admirar las grandes colecciones de arte que tienen
  • Esthefanny M.
    Museo de arte muy grande lleva su tiempo visitarlo, vayan con actitud son varios edificios, está excelente.
  • Tonatiuh S.
    Este museo de arte tiene piezas únicas que seguramente has visto alguna vez en tu pantalla; no pierdas la capacidad de asombro con este lugar. Recuerda visitar el espagueti.
  • Fabrice E.
    Fabrice ElustondoMarch 30, 2015
    Une collection variée de très grande qualité! Très beau musée quoique l'organisation des oeuvres soit parfois troublante...
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