Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
One of America’s premier art museums, with an inventory of more than 100,000 works, LACMA is unsung compared with its crosstown rival, the Getty Center. But a multiyear transformation, planned by architect Renzo Piano, is currently under way; when the Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens in late 2008, the hype may finally arrive. In the meantime, LACMA’s permanent collection spans the globe and the millennia, ranging from French Impressionism to Greek and Egyptian antiquities; its Japanese Pavilion is dedicated to graceful artworks dating from 3000 B.C. The museum’s collection of Latin American artists, including Mexican masters like Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, is also notable.
Tip: Admission is pay-as-you-wish after 5 p.m. every day.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Free Nights
- Handicapped Accessible
- Kids' Programs
- Self-Guided Tours
- Wednesday - Closed