Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
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- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 22, 2014
LACMA, you're definitely not lacking when it comes to the arts.
I've been to LACMA before, but I haven't been since Levitated Mass, the large rock from a local quarry, was put on permanent exhibit here. Saturday was a good a time as any to check Levitated Mass out and have a look at the other exhibits on display.
Levitated Mass was, IMHO, underwhelming. I thought it would be bigger! (that's what she said) Visitors have fun posing as if they are lifting the rock, of which I was no exception. It's located towards the rear of the premises. Not quite my cup of tea, but definitely worth having a glimpse.
My favorite exhibits would have to be the Asian & Middle Eastern Art. Being a fan of "Ancient Aliens" on H2, I was delighted to see the same reliefs of the Annunaki, the gods of the ancient Sumerians, on exhibit. The Sumerians were the most ancient known civilization, with the belief that the Annunaki created humans from clay. They also believed that the god Enlil, wanted to wipe out humans off the earth with a great flood, but the god Enqi, wanting to save humans, warned the Sumerian King, Ziusudra, to build a "craft" for he and his family, along with seed from all living things, to survive the upcoming floood. The same mythology is present in the Hebrew bible, with the Sumerian myths predating them.
The Asian art sculptures were a sight to behold, with their intricacy and craftmanship that have remained to this day.
The Greco/Roman & European art were fascinating to look at, as well. Highlights for me were works by Monet and, while not a huge fan, seeing Picasso's on display.
Of course, you can't go to LACMA w/o taking pics with the lampposts in the front.
Parking is in private lots and metro stops are within the area. When I went, several food trucks were parked across Wilshire for anyone looking for some chow.
I highly recommend paying a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Spend a day, viewing incredible works of art and taking memorable pictures with your loved ones and friends. A must in SoCal!
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 02, 2013
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is a huge art museum in Los Angeles and Museum Row. Over one million visitor come here each years. It holds over 100,000 works from ancient times to the present. In addition, the museum host concept throughout the year. The museum was established in 1961. Museum constant added new artwork from other regions of the world.
Under 18: Free
Seniors & Students: $10
Groups of 10+: $12
All other guests: $15
Here is the type of artwork they got
Modern and Contemporary Art
American and Latin American art
Asian Art (Korean, Japan, China)
Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art
Here is the top 3 attraction in the museum.
I'll been be to so many museums in Los Angeles, I rank this the highest for Art museum, however I have not been to Getty Center yet, but with so many art collection to see, some are going to wow you like the modern art, i surprise they also got good amount of Aztec and Qin Dynasty artwork collection, which is rare to see from a U.S. museum, those mini figure in the Japan Artwork is so impressive. You can easily spend over 2 to 4 hours here. The thing I do not like is the museum is separate is couple building, so each time you enter, need to show the ticket again. Parking is a bit asking $15. Street parking is meter and is only up to 2 hours. The location is not great, heavy traffic and is a bit smelly.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 30, 2013
LACMA is comprised of a series of large, expansive buildings and the art is spread out throughout. The museum is large but sometimes it feels like there's not enough art to take up all the space. On this visit I particularly enjoyed Metropolis II and think it's every little boy's dream come true. Levitated Mass is cool to see as well.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Oct 20, 2013
My favorite painting in the world (Treachery of Images, Rene Magritte) is at LACMA, so of course, the museum was tops on my list of things I had to see in LA. The museum itself is incredible - the architecture, layout, and overall design of the exhibits - just awesome. I loved it. The collection is outstanding, and the temporary exhibits were fascinating. I highly recommend making this museum a priority!
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Oct 19, 2013
This is the kind of museum you can get blissfully lost in for hours. Even when I lived in LA, I never got tired of wandering through the exhibition halls, which are even bigger and better than before now after recent multimillion-dollar renovations. Personally, my fave is the low-lit Japanese art gallery, where you walk around a circular spiral stairway to view gorgeous multi-panel painted screens. The new Disney-sponsored (!) Mexican art gallery is another feast for the eyes, with its funky, colorful curtains and gigantic archaeological artifacts. So many special events going on here, it's worth checking the website before your visit.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
I've had so many revelations here. The Ellsworth Kelly paintings animate and come alive, they're hung so perfectly. It's like I'd never seen the value of his work before. They do such a good job here, giving visual art the light and breathing room it needs. Do come here and see what's up. For me it's refreshing, like a waterfall of ideas.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 05, 2013
Fantastic. From the special exhibits, to the outdoor art including the "Levitated Mass", the children's art area, and the central courtyard. All great.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 13, 2013
If you have a BofA debit card, you can get one free admission on the 1st full weekend of each month. The museum is spread out into 6 or so buildings. My favorites were the Metropolis (huge mini car track with hundreds of cars running through this little city) and the Levitated Mass (huge rock sitting held up on each side by a thin wall). Great place to spend an afternoon, and they have quite a few things that kids would really enjoy too.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
This is not just one museum but a whole collection of different museums. You need to choose which one you want to go to because you cannot do them all. The museum is undergoing a transformation in three phases. We visited the building by Renzo Piano, one of the architects for the Pompidou art museum in Paris. Sadly for us, a lot of the rooms were closed. Nevertheless what was open was vast as the largest collection west of Chicago.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Aug 06, 2013
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, and is adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.
LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. Its holdings of more than 100,000 works span the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.
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