Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Next door to the La Brea Tar Pits & Page Museum sits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the linchpin of the Los Angeles museum district. Since its 1965 opening, LACMA has showcased thousands of pieces, from Islamic artifacts to European impressionist paintings to modern art. With constantly shifting exhibitions and more than 20 acres of gardens and and unique architecture, LACMA offers a rewarding experience for both serious art buffs and casual travelers.
You may have come for the Picassos or the Cézannes inside, but don't overlook the outdoor scenery. Recent travelers suggest visiting LACMA at night to admire Chris Burden's Urban Light installation, which is made up of 202 restored cast iron antique street lamps.
Situated on Wilshire Boulevard (also known as "Museum Row") in west L.A., LACMA is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. LACMA is closed on Wednesdays. Parking can be found around the block on 6th Street and costs $10 for the day. Admission costs $15 per adult, while children under 18 can enter for free. (Special exhibitions may require an extra fee.) For more information, visit the LACMA website.
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