Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 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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  • Susan K
    New York City, New York787 contributions
    Wonderful Contemporary Art Museum in great Location- next to Academy of Motion Picture Museum
    Great space- fabulous exhibits. This is a pay museum but well worth it for anyone that likes contemporary art. At the present the exhibit space is divided into two buildings. When we attendedd, we also saw a small class if students engaged in art. As the exhibits ate changing, this is a museum I would recommend frequently checking their website. If this museum was in NYC - I would be a member.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2023
  • Shanelle
    Santa Monica, California2,755 contributions
    Large art museum with many exhibits
    Art museum with the indoor and outdoor exhibits (including the LA Lights and Levitating Mass exhibits). It’s a good spot to bring first time visitors as well as for a repeat visit. You can buy tickets there and annual passes are also available. Credit cards accepted. You can bring young kids here and it is good for big groups. The LA Lights, Levitating Mass, and sculpture garden are outdoors and accessible without a ticket. It’s right next to the La Brea Tar Pits as well, so you can combine these things if you’re showing a visitor around. Street parking or paid garage parking available.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 15, 2023
  • Eliza
    5 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Budget a half day + for your visit to see the numerous collections housed here. The 20th century European and American galleries are particularly impressive. They are enhanced by a free QR code activated audio guide which includes spoken word with background information about the paintings as well as period music. The outdoor space is also lovely with some interesting sculptural installations.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 5, 2023
  • cordelia
    San Francisco, California1 contribution
    one of the best art museums in la
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 8, 2023
  • Dutch Brother
    Boston, Massachusetts563 contributions
    only modern art
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 27, 2023
  • TravelerWithOpinions
    Boston, Massachusetts526 contributions
    Large museum - audio tours and suggested music enhance the experience
    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).
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, District of Columbia5,915 contributions
    The layout and flow to the different buildings a little confusing, some of the artwork I wanted to see was not on displa
    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.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
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Marblehead750
Dayton, OH727 contributions
Sep 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 30 September 2023
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,915 contributions
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 14 September 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,605 contributions
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 24 June 2023
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TravelerWithOpinions
Boston, MA526 contributions
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 7 June 2023
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Dutch Brother
Boston, MA563 contributions
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 27 May 2023
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,786 contributions
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 10 May 2023
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cordelia
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
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 8 March 2023
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Christin C
Atlanta, GA448 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Great rainy day activity, many interesting paintings. Takes about 2 hours to see unless you prefer to read all the signs.
Written 25 February 2023
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Eliza
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Budget a half day + for your visit to see the numerous collections housed here. The 20th century European and American galleries are particularly impressive. They are enhanced by a free QR code activated audio guide which includes spoken word with background information about the paintings as well as period music. The outdoor space is also lovely with some interesting sculptural installations.
Written 5 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,755 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Art museum with the indoor and outdoor exhibits (including the LA Lights and Levitating Mass exhibits). It’s a good spot to bring first time visitors as well as for a repeat visit. You can buy tickets there and annual passes are also available. Credit cards accepted. You can bring young kids here and it is good for big groups.

The LA Lights, Levitating Mass, and sculpture garden are outdoors and accessible without a ticket. It’s right next to the La Brea Tar Pits as well, so you can combine these things if you’re showing a visitor around. Street parking or paid garage parking available.
Written 16 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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