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LACMA – Our art museum

My favorite art museum in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA for locals) is the largest art museum in the western United States. Moved from Exposition Park in 1961, LACMA has been at its current location for 50 years. 

Separate pavilions highlight different art styles. The Art of the Americas building opened in 1986 to house modern and contemporary art. Bruce Goff’s innovative Pavilion for Japanese Art opened in 1988. LACMA West was acquired from the May Company department store building at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, a three-story exhibition of Contemporary and Modern art building opened in 2008. Ray’s restaurant and Stark Bar opened in 2011 in the main courtyard attract visitors at night.

Even though general admission to LACMA is $15, one can view special free events on their calendar page. Popular exhibits include those by Tim Burton and Stanley Kubrick.

The picture above are these small elevators at the Broad Contemporary. 

LAMCA is doing lots of constructions to expand the back of the old Macy building right now. Also, traffic around the area is bad due to Subway construction.

Oh, I like Picasso!

Exhibitions:

Levitated Mass (everyone comes here to take pictures, also the street lamps)

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971
March 19, 2017-September 10, 2017

Unexpected Light: Works by Young Il Ahn
February 25, 2017-October 1, 2017

Revealing Creation: The Science and Art of Ancient Maya Ceramics
May 21, 2016-Ongoing

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Address

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Opening Times

Mon - Tue & Thu 11:00 - 17:00, Fri 11:00 - 20:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00

Price

Admission: US$ 15

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)