Yet another museum in la but I must be honest LACMA didn't live up to all the hype. I expected a little too much when it came to art work, nothing compares to the Getty's artwork. The galleries they have at LACMA: African Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Art of the Ancient Americas, Art of the United States, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, Costume and Textiles, Decorative Arts, Egyptian Art, European Painting, European Sculpture, German Expressionist Art (The Robert Gore Rifkind Center), Greek and Roman Art, Islamic Art, Japanese Art, Korean Art, LACMA at 40: Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s Anniversary, Latin American Art, Modern Art, Photography, Prints and Drawings, and South and Southeast Asian Art.
Though they did have some intresting pieces the pieces are not for everybody and some galleries are only a few rooms if not one. With occasional galleries that keep your eyes at work. Architecurally its under a few renovations as of 03/2006. Some galleries were closed (South and Southeast Asian Art galleries). Price wise pretty affordable $5 parking and additional $4.50 for student ticket.
Location wise it's right next to the La Brea Tar Pits. So for a few more bucks you can go to the Page Museum. Its located on Wilshire and not to far from Melrose. So you can eat at Tofu House for Breakfast, LACMA and Page Museum during the lunch time, and Melrose and Starbucks after.
What was pretty dishearting is a certain section, 1 of 5, is only for museum club members. Hell i'm not going to pay $60+ to look at a gallery. It would be different if i was rich...lol.
So overall its a museum to go to only if you really have nothing to do... Though some pieces are great the total experiance wasn't that great for me. So i wish you luck hopefully you don't catch them during their renovations.
Want a beautiful museum? Go to the Getty. Beautiful art? LACMA is where it's at. This museum has hosted special exhibits from Van Gogh to modern art. It is home to over 100,00 pieces ranging from classic antiquities to Socal's best contemporary artists. There are hundreds of lectures, screenings and tours throughout the year.
Gift shop: Excellent shop. I'm addicted to the unique pieces of jewellery you find there. Great books, prints, museum-inspired housewares...
In June, LACMA opened it's doors to the city for an ALL-Nighter event, complete with DJs, music, and dancing. The museum was open until 8 in the am. The exhibits were open to the public as well. This is a once a year event, so check their website for details close to the date of the event.
Friday evenings, starting at 5.30pm, LACMA hosts an outdoor evening Jazz concerts in the courtyard. Free! A must for any jazz lover. Very Angeleno event, I must say.
Every second Tueday of the month is FREE all day.
I like to go there around 5pm, because the museums are then FREE after 5. This does not apply to any special exhibits they have.
Parking: There are pay lots on Spaulding Ave and Wilshire. I'm all about free, so drive one more block to Ogden Dr, and another block down for FREE street parking.
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu 12pm - 8pm
Fri 12pm - 9pm
On doing my LA research this museum was put to the back my list. The other museums were recommended more than the LACMC. When I arrived in LA, I ended up around the corner from the museum so I decided to check it out.
I arrived at the museum at 4:50pm and they were nice enough to tell me that the museum is open between 5-8pm for free! They close down a different portion of the museum every night but if you go a few times, you can see the entire museum.
You will probably need a few times anyway, if you want to see the entire museum. It is very large; there are 4 or 5 buildings.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is a great museum with an excellent (and eclectic) art collection. There is something for everybody. My favorites include American Art, 16th- and 17th-Century English Art, and European Painting and Sculpture.
LACMA is also noted for the fine architecture of its buildings which works in complete harmony with its sculpture gardens. It is very visitor-friendly. I feel at ease there.
Adult admission price is $9. If you go there on the second Tuesday of the month, you'll get in for free. If you have time and are into natural history, you may want to visit the nearby La Brea Tar Pits.
This museum houses some of Frank Gehry's amazing architectural works (models and pictures, of course). If you are a big fan of his, then this is the place to visit. You won't be disappointed.
If you want to see his unique style of building implemented in the real world, just walk 2 blocks north to the Walk Disney Concert Hall.
The Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) has the best and broadest collection of art in Los Angeles. While the building is not as architecturally interesting as The Getty Center, LACMA is still the #1 place to visit if you are interested in art. The permenant collection here includes large amounts of American Art, European paintings & sculpture, ancient and Islamic Art, Chinese and Korean art, modern and contemporary art, photography, drawings and sketches, costumes and textiles and exciting touring collections.
LACMA regularly shows films in their theatres-- everything from student short films to retrospectives of the work of acclaimed directors. You can also listen to music at LACMA. In the summer there is free jazz on the patio. In the winter there are evening concerts indoors.
The gift shop here has wonderful art books, posters, jewelry and items related specifically to the collections.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This is the largest museum on the west coast in USA, the amount of works are 250 thousands. There are various countries paintings and fine arts from ancient to modern times.
The museum row was excellent, farmers market, seeing the stars on Hollywood Blvd. and driving thru Sunset Blvd. and Mullholland Drive. The Griffith Observatory had a great view of LA. Universal Studios was OK, was told the one in Florida was better, same for Disney. As far as seeing TV shows taped, visited Nickelodeon with kids and we thougt it sucked and kids said it was OK.
The beaches and the mountains are the best.Did alot of tourist things because of the kids but otherwise would have stayed on beaches and in the mountains.
LACMA is home of thousands of modern art collections and is the largest museum in the western US. very fun museum...
we got free admission after 5 p.m.
Opening Day at the Tut exhibit. Lots of media there. I was photographed quiet a bit. And Interviewd as well. I'm trying soo hard to make a name for myself as an artist. think I'm succeeding?
Yhis is the best place in town! - well for an artist, or someone who likes art - do not miss, come for the whole day and come back for more....