Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography and ... More
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography and represents Los Angeles' uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection more than 100,000 works strong. With this much to explore, they encourage you to spend an entire day with them, 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. The second Tuesday of every month has free admission.
like: driving up and down the street looking for the place.
dislike: lack of exhibits and quality. a special, allegedly incredibly wonderful, very old carpet exhibit turned out to be 2, yes, just 2 carpets. art deco exhibit: 8 items, which included a couple of wall paper samples. the egyptian exhibit was truly pitiful. i saw better stuff in a junk drawer in cairo, egypt. the junk drawer stuff was sold to "antika" collectors with absolutely no idea of what they were looking at or for. 1/3 of the museum was closed for "refurbishment". The only exhibit in abundance: unbelievably awful "modern" art. the only thing that made the stuff art is that someone had the smart idea to label each piece as art. save yourself and your money, go to a real museum.
Likes - Nice architecture of buildings within which exhibits and art work are housed.
Dislikes - What a huge disappointment. I at least expected to see works from some of the American greats in the American Art exhibit, such as include Ansel Adams and Charles M. Russell. Instead, my group and I viewed modern art exhibits to include amateur-looking portraits of obscure or unnamed people and hideous sculpture. One 'painting' looked like barn siding. The Japanese exhibit was mediocre at best, with nothing particularly noteworthy. Don't waste your time and money at LACMA. Instead, visit the La Brea tar pits next door, the Peterson Auto Museum a few blocks away, and either of the Getty Art Museums.
I visited earlier today and still am absolutely awestruck.
I've been to many European galleries, but LACMA is in a class of its own.
The buildings in themselves are wonderful, and the lighting and general ambiance are inspired. So spacious and beautiful.
The curation is wonderful. There's something for everyone, and the art is presented in a most fantastic way, to entice visitors without being at all intimidating.
If you think you don't like contemporary art then I beg you to go to LACMA, and just wander around. this was the best $12 I spent ever.
I Loved all the art it was quite interesting to see all the beutiful art and see all the cool disigns. I would love to go back and see more maybe you will have different art in there when i visit again.
it is clean well kept and the art is Great. Lots To see.
a Great place to bring your family.
the exhibits are always changing and there is always something new.
they have a program for children that is really wonderful as well. JR membership so bring the kids.
I loved the reasonable fee paid to be able to view almost all of the premises and various exhibits. There are several permanent art collections at LACMA and always a new exhibit here and there to keep a well rounded balance for anyone who loves art, be it ancient art history, art from different cultures, or contemporary art, LACMA has it all! I wish I lived closer! :)
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