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Los Angeles County Museum Of Art Los Angeles

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Los Angeles County Museum Of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
CA
90036
Tel: 323 857-6000

Directions

To get to 5905 Wiltshire Blvd, take Fairfax Ave off the Santa Monica Freeway north 2 miles, and you will get to Wilshire Blvd.

From southbound Hollywood Freeway, take Highland south toe Wilshire Blvd - where you can make a right and head 1 mile west.

Parking is in the Pritzker Parking Garage on 6th St. There is a $12 flat fee before 5pm. It's free parking afterwards.

Where are we going today?

Love art?  Then why not take the family to the largest art museum in the country!  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA as it is often known) has over 100,000 fascinating objects and art works dating all the way back from ancient times (in other words - a REALLY long time ago!) to present day.

The trick here is not to try to see everything - there is just so much! You can always come back and see the rest.  Try and spend between 20 minutes and an hour in each gallery, and have a look at what there is before you start and pick the things that interest you the most!  There are so many different themes that there will always be something for those art loving families!

Kids, if you see a picture you are drawn to, have a close look at it.  Sit on a seat, or even the floor, and really look at it.  What do you see? What does it make you feel?  Art is about expression, so if you ever produced any paintings, you could be creating and expressing yourself just as much as these artists in the gallery have! 

If you want to release some energy there are fun sculpture gardens and park areas for you to have a bit of a run around in!  And if you want to get a bit creative yourself, you can visit the Boone Children's Gallery which is open until 5pm, where you can grab a paintbrush and paint ANYTHING you like!  It's your time to express yourself!  You can also read books and just hang out making new friends!

There are ongoing exhibits as well as temporary ones, as well as a range of public programs throughout the year, in film, music and of course education. 

They also have daily tours on a whole heap of topics so make sure you keep and eye on those! You won't want to miss out! 

Have an art attack! 
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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15
  • Free Under: 17 years and members
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11am - 5pm / Friday 11am - 8pm / Weekends 10am - 7pm

Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Teachers corner

The museum off tours for grades 1 - 12, age appropriate and curriculum appropriate. .

I'm Hungry!

There are a host of cafes for snacks and coffee at the museum that you can enjoy. You can also book self guided tours for your groups. Check in with them and as for more details if you are interested! Art students would love it! .

Healthy Eating!

You can find healthy options in the various cafes on the site .

Any Top Tips?

There are family guides available which feature fun activity cards for kids with easy to read explanations! Suitable for those aged 6 - 12, it's a great approach to introducing kids to the art. .

Need a little extra help?

If you just love some of the artwork and want a keepsake, they have a host of books, posters and apparel, as well as kids items, for you to buy. .

What people are saying?

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    LACMA is vast, so I shall home in on the newest part, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Architecturally, the building is a stunner. I entered at the top using the exterior escalator. There's engrossing multimedia art and a truly intricate kinetic piece with miniature autos and HO gauge trains / street cars. If contemporary art is not your thing, you might enjoy the view from the IMMENSE glass elevator. Not to miss the upper floors of thew Art of the Americas building. I especially liked the Mexican section.

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    LACMA, you're definitely not lacking when it comes to the arts.

    I've been to LACMA before, but I haven't been since Levitated Mass, the large rock from a local quarry, was put on permanent exhibit here. Saturday was a good a time as any to check Levitated Mass out and have a look at the other exhibits on display.

    Levitated Mass was, IMHO, underwhelming. I thought it would be bigger! (that's what she said) Visitors have fun posing as if they are lifting the rock, of which I was no exception. It's located towards the rear of the premises. Not...Read More

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    No doubt this place has free admission, but this doesn't mean that the guards over there feel to be so proud and rude. I don't know why they are so rude! They must change their behavior if they want to attract more and more people to this museum! I felt very good inside and this place has some great arts through out the world, but the guard experience made my day a bad one!

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    Getty Center might the prettier museum for visit. But this museum has the most selection and much easier to get too. This museum has so many thing to see it take you a good half day or more too just look around. I am very impressive with their Japanese art selection, so many artwork and collection. This museum well worth the admission it ask, even better it offer free in certain holiday which is sponsor by Target. Parking isn't free but street parking meter is a lower rate in this area. Unfortunate the area is kinda ghetto feeling, there's...Read More

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    Dam i love this m it is badass i actuly met my boyfriend there he knew frida he is so cute and creative

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by Rodney S

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LACMA, you're definitely not lacking when it comes to the arts.

I've been to LACMA before, but I haven't been since Levitated Mass, the large rock from a local quarry, was put on permanent exhibit here. Saturday was a good a time as any to check Levitated Mass out and have a look at the other exhibits on display.

Levitated Mass was, IMHO, underwhelming. I thought it would be bigger! (that's what she said) Visitors have fun posing as if they are lifting the rock, of which I was no exception. It's located towards the rear of the premises. Not quite my cup of tea, but definitely worth having a glimpse.

My favorite exhibits would have to be the Asian & Middle Eastern Art. Being a fan of "Ancient Aliens" on H2, I was delighted to see the same reliefs of the Annunaki, the gods of the ancient Sumerians, on exhibit.

The Sumerians were the most ancient known civilization, with the belief that the Annunaki created humans from clay. They also believed that the god Enlil, wanted to wipe out humans off the earth with a great flood, but the god Enqi, wanting to save humans, warned the Sumerian King, Ziusudra, to build a "craft" for he and his family, along with seed from all living things, to survive the upcoming flood. The same mythology is present in the Hebrew bible, with the Sumerian myths predating them.

The Asian art sculptures were a sight to behold, with their intricacy and craftmanship that have remained to this day.-…

The Greco/Roman & European art were fascinating to look at, as well.

Highlights for me were works by Monet and, while not a huge fan, seeing Picasso's on display.

Of course, you can't go to LACMA w/o taking pics with the lampposts in the front.

Parking is in private lots and metro stops are within the area. When I went, several food trucks were parked across Wilshire for anyone looking for some chow.

I highly recommend paying a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Spend a day, viewing incredible works of art and taking memorable pictures with your loved ones and friends. A must in SoCal!

by Richard L

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Getty Center might the prettier museum for visit. But this museum has the most selection and much easier to get too. This museum has so many thing to see it take you a good half day or more too just look around. I am very impressive with their Japanese art selection, so many artwork and collection. This museum well worth the admission it ask, even better it offer free in certain holiday which is sponsor by Target. Parking isn't free but street parking meter is a lower rate in this area. Unfortunate the area is kinda ghetto feeling, there's not much to see in walking distance. Only the inside of the museum cost admission, their two most well-known attraction. Rock and the street lights is free to go by and you can take some aresome picture with it !

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