Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ava R
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Heres the pros- I liked the exhibits, they were thought provoking and interesting and the art was beautiful and moving. The campus is gorgeous and well maintained. Security helps promote safety and I get why there is so much security at LACMA

HOWEVER
Here's the reason I won't be returning- there is a serious lack of transparency about what the complete rules are for touring LACMA. Each time I came in to a different room with different personal, someone would have a new rule or chastise me in a new way about something I was doing, and sometime these contradicted each other. I walk in and someone tells me its okay to wear my bag on the side OR the front but not on my back, then 10 minutes later I'm told I have to wear it on my front, the side isn't allowed.
I asked at the front of the attraction if I could bring in my water bottle, they said this was completely fine. Then once I was inside, I was informed by someone else that I had to put this in a pocket or in my bag. I watched other people get told off for simply being to close (a foot away), or just for pointing at the art at a distance.

My goodness! How am I supposed to enjoy this place if no one will leave me alone while I'm just minding my own business? It was unnerving and distracting to have the personal staring me down and following me around, and extremely difficult to enjoy the vibe and get in the zone when I'm being interrupted literally the entire time.
ALL rules need to be posted right at the front, at the beginning- so all patrons can see this from the beginning so they are not being repeatedly stopped throughout the attraction. Like others have stated in the reviews, there was a distinct feeling of animosity towards the patrons and like they don't want us there. I was afraid to even breath in the direction of the art. Don't display it if you just want to take peoples money and not let them enjoy their time there!
Written April 1, 2024
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knowsnyc
369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Splendid. Outdoor space is lovely for lunch. Restaurant plus a grab n go section. Outdoor sculptures are great. Consider free docent tours at 1 and 1:30.
Written March 4, 2024
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Terry B
Toronto, Canada58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I understand that LACMA is undergoing a major expansion and this inevitably impacts the visitor experience but I have to say I was very disappointed with my visit. The admission fee is unjustifiable given how little there is to see but, worse still, the exhibitions that are open are mediocre and poorly curated. I was interested to see Dining with the Sultan but it's more of a visible storage setup than an actual exhibition with no information or context of any kind provided to explain the artifacts on display and why they were included. I enjoyed walking around the grounds more than the actual museum. Don't go until the new wing opens.
Written February 20, 2024
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Marblehead750
Dayton, OH728 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Wait to visit until the rebuild is complete. Very little of their collections are on display right now and what is shown is mediocre at best.
Written September 30, 2023
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This was my first time to LACMA and was a little disappointed. So of the art work I wanted to see like impressionist painting were lacking, I was told they were not on display. The navigation and flow of the museum is a little confusing with the different buildings. To start the experience you have to go up a long escalator and start on the 3rd floor. There were other buildings as well but really did not what was inside them until I went in. The museum felt disjointed. I guess the museum is either under renovation or new construction, as I was just visiting LA and not up to date on this museum. Even with all this said, it was worth a visit, but a short one.
Written September 14, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic and vast museum that offers a countless array of exhibits, mostly modern.
Entrance is USD25 for adult.
Give yourself at least 2 hours to fully explore the museum and don't miss the "Levitated Mass" exhibit, located behind the museum.
Written June 24, 2023
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TravelerWithOpinions
Boston, MA536 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great way to spend an afternoon. Lots of galleries to explore. Be sure to take advantage of the special audio tours -- especially the one in the Picasso room and the one about women artists on the same floor. Very interesting, informative and thought provoking. It's also great to listen to the music suggested when viewing specific pieces of art (access through QR codes).
Written June 7, 2023
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Dutch Brother
Boston, MA574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This museum is said to have art from all periods, but only modern art was on display. I have no idea why. I really don't like modern art, so this was a waste of money ($25/person). If you like modern art, then maybe it is okay. It seems to be all special exhibitions. I have no idea what the permanent collection contains, although there is allegedly a large permanent collection. I have visited art museums all over the world and this is one of the most disappointing experiences I've had. Only for modern art fans.
Written May 27, 2023
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,839 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Just happened to be there on free Tuesday! Yay! It was totally worth it then! We had a good time. Some of the pieces I couldn't appreciate. Maybe if I took a tour it'd be better.
Written May 10, 2023
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cordelia
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
lacma is not only an extremely well curated collection of contemporary and modern art, but the building itself is beautiful. we visited during a particularly spectacular media installation of a mini city replica with thousands of toy cars - absolutely stunning and viewing platforms had been constructed around it. the cubist collection was also incredibly impressive.
Written March 8, 2023
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