I love this museum! I just went there a few weeks ago to see the King Tut exhibit and it was amazing! Although LACMA is usually pretty crowded, the exhibits there will take your breath away. I would recommend going early (when they open) or an hour or two before they close to beat the crowds. The exhibits change every couple of months, but regardless the exhibit there is always a line. Parking in only an issue on the weekdays. If you can't find metered parking on the street, just park at the structure between the LACMA and La Brea Tar Pits. *Random Fact* Halle Berry was given a private tour of the King Tut exhibit as part of her personal research in a new role.
This Los Angeles museum is the largest in the Western United States.
It has a broad range of art ranging from contemporary to European sculpture and paintings.
Currently holding an exhibit of King Tut I urge all to see this once in a lifetime event.
Their website is very informative and easy to navigate.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts is a great place to go with the entire family. My kids were fascinated with the mummies in the King Tut exhibition. They also loved making art projects in the Boone Childrens gallery where they are allowed to create their own works of art.
For all those who teach, this center is a great resource for visual art materials. They have curriculum packets associated with the exhibits the museum is currently showing and has shown in the past. They have books, slide sets, prints, videos, and lesson plan packages for you to check out. You sign up once and then you can check out resources for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. The National Gallery materials are free of charge also. The staff are excellent as well.
LACMA is one of the best museums around and is definately somewhere everyone needs to go more than once. They always have something interesting and fun to see. If you ever watch The History Channel, or Discovery Channel, or any shows that talk about ancient cultures and people and history, going to places like this is raelly your opportunity to see these things in person. Right now they have the King Tut exhibit. It really is amazing. Everything they have there that was once used by living people, it's just crazy to think about. Our whole society should be born with free life passes to all museums and should be made to go to them regularly. Go see LACMA.
LACMA is a great place to find Modern Art in Los Angeles. They bring in great exhibits and rotate well. The space is large too. I love the grounds as well. The museum is a great place to bring visitors from out of town, kids, and just to peruse on your day off. The yearly membership is very affordable.
LACMA offers more than just world famous art. Even if you don't buy admission to the museum, you can still enjoy a nice day exploring the grounds. There's a large park where you can take the kids to play or just lounge in the sun next to the La Brea Tar Pits. The cafe offers some good food and the staff is helpful and friendly.
LACMA has an extensive permanent exhibition, and premium showings seasonally. Take a day, and bring the children, to enjoy paintings, sculpture, antiques and other treasures that provide a taste of the world's finest art selections. I have been a member for almost 15 years, and it never ceases to allure my interest. And, I love the collector's books offered with many of the exhibits. When my daughter was wee, I brought her for a day of oogling the art. She sat on a bench and turned her head sideways, glancing at the piece in front of her ... "It looks better this way" she said. I took the perspective and, yes, indeed it did! Go, bring friends and family. Enjoy.
LACMA is a great museum that has a ton to offer for different personalities and interests. I was recently there during the "From Renoir to Matisse" exhibit. It was amazing...the pieces were beautifully displayed and the gift shop was decked out in a ton of art-related stuff ranging from cookware to music from France. The entire layout of LACMA is very visually and physically pleasing. In addition, they have free jazz nights on Fridays where they highlight talented jazz artists. It's a great place for a first date and/or to hang out with friends. I also recommend this museum for out of town guests.
This is a wonderful museum in a great part of town, in the miracle mile area. The museum is beautiful with a variety of art. Always check before you go to see what type of art they are exhibiting. A really cool Japanese museum inside the establishment. And they have live jazz and movies. Check the website to see all the upcoming and cultural events.
World class museum right here in our own city! Jazz on Fridays needs to be mentioned to hang or chill. Nice spot to listen is north of stage away from crowds on lawn or museum ground seating. Be a member, get tickets to spotlight shows, store discounts on merchandise and make sure you sign up when they are giving away a free artbook with membership. Kids are free so membership gets you two adults and all the kids you can gather up to bring. We did a field trip with a group of teens and two adults,saw the Beyond Geometry exhibit which everyone loved and grabbed lunch down the block at a pizzeria. What a great afternoon!
Beautiful structure in the miracle mile area of Los Angeles. Great location near the Brea Tarpits. A sculpture garden in the front of the museum houses some of the best permanent collections, but the changing exhibits are always delightful. Great music on Friday nights and a wonderful museum shop.
This wonderful art museum is set in the beautiful Wilshire District of Los Angeles. The buildings are modern and there are several different sections. The indoor Japanese garden is a great place to come when you need some tranquility. One feels transported to another place. Some wonderful art collections reside here. Lovely outdoor space with tables for enjoying lunch, a great gift shop, and a cafe.It is situated right next to the La Brea tar pits. Too much stuff to see in one day, so come often and enjoy.
I'm a huge fan and a member. I can't get enough of the "free" jazz on Fridays, the movies and the great exhibits. I'm not a very big on the permanent collection but the Japanese section is awesome and so are the gardens. The recent exhibit of Matisse was superb and I was thoroughly impressed. A wonderful structure on its own, LACMA is a must vist and a true delight.
Situated in a fairly central part of Los Angeles Lacma is a growing tourist attraction with a massive space for art and display power. If you are new to LA after 5 pm and the second Tuesday of each month, General Admission to the Galleries is free to all. This is a world class museum on par with anything in London or New York.
Went here with my sister. She is an artist to the core and always taking me with her to shows and galleries. This one takes the cake
Perfect date place. Take an artsy boy and he'll leave with pants full of bone.
As for me, please. I love art. Especially mental angst and pain (no emo) translated to grotesque pieces. decapitated cows. broken neck babies. religious references. I'm all for it.
BCAM has three levels. Jeff Koons, Warhol, you name it. It's there. Ride the big red elevator! Yes it's just an elevator but still.... it's like going to Disneyland and not meeting Mickey or going to a massage parlor and not asking for a happy ending. It's just not right.
If you're into pain and ironic statements, then you'll love Damien Hirst stuff.
My favorite is a piece that's an assemblage of tall medicine cabinets shut with a hanging crucifix on each. Inside is a shit load of prescription meds, shards of broken mirrors, and skulls. It's pretty disturbing. I'd like to think of it as a eff you to religion, a take on our society's dependency on meds, and suppressed rage. I was pretty touched by it. Not that I'm into suicide and/or adderall.
And yes as with all museums. no pictures. they are pretty strict. and yes i tried.
Pros: Great exhibits. Free after 5.
There's just something depressing about this museum. Even wtih the new building it just feels wrong. The new building is also more building than art.
Pros: outside area
Cons: feels grey