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“World Class Museum in Los Angeles”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

LACMA is definitely a must stop in LA. Probably a top 2 with The Getty. A great and diverse collection along with a variety of temporary exhibits that are worth every penny. The curation is world-class, BUT the lighting on many of the artworks is terrible. It was a shame especially on the Van Gogh to Kandinsky Exhibit. Also the lack of rental guides is a shame. You can download a tour for free on your phone, but you need to REMEMBER TO BRING HEADPHONES!!!! (which I did not!) The tour is also very limited. First thing you do GO REGISTER FOR A APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE James Turrell piece - you will not regret it. Its surreal!

Thank JetSet1959
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

I went here for an art assignment (any Drew students here) and I had an amazing time! It is very different seeing art in person. It was a very cool experience and I will definitely go back.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I'm always looking for FREE attractions in the Los Angeles area (believe it or not, there are quite a few free events around town) and this is one not to be missed. Various styles of jazz are highlighted during the season and the prestigious artists that are featured are very impressive. We're not talking just the outstanding musicians found locally; we're talking world-renowned talent. And it's FREE! Do get there early (most shows begin at 6:00 with two sets during the evening) because seating is limited. Food and drink (alcohol, too) are available around the museum courtyard. Public parking lots are available within a reasonable distance. If you park on the street, be sure to pay attention to the parking signs.

The series usually begins in late Spring - check their website for details: http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

Thank LisaO22
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Nice museum w/ nice and eclectic permanent collections but dont go for the soccer exhibit. Its small and in the opinion of 3 fans, of poor quality. For a World Cup year, they could have done much much better. That exhibit drew us there but luckily the rest was worth seeing

Thank sccrref
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The LACMA is a very well-maintained and large museum.

The exhibits are great, and there are also a variety of special visiting artists/exhibitions.

You can either park at the LACMA or find street parking, which in my opinion isn't that difficult.

Students (with a student ID) get a discount, and the yearly membership is a great deal.

Thank Tunaidi
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