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LACMA, the Louvre of Los Angeles.

Okay. It’s not quite the Louvre, but it’s the closest thing L.A. has got. And while it doesn’t have the pedigree of those European museums or their New York museum brethren, LACMA’s got swagger all its own. And not a lick of that old-world stuffiness.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is quintessentially West Coast American. It’s got a restaurant/bar with over-sized Venetian red chairs, outdoor art installations that dot the campus, palm trees that line the grassy campus, music nights every Sunday, movie nights every Tuesday and, of course, most importantly, art. An amazing collection of art.

LACMA kicks back on a 20-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles. That’s 20 footballs fields of museum in the center of L.A. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to take a metro ride right to the front door.     

Since it’s inception in 1965, LACMA has evolved (and continues to do so) so that to really take the place in, you need a whole day. Go with your significant other, with your family, a group of friends, just your best friend or as a solo journeyer. Enjoy the culture of a museum, but in a beautifully, delightfully, refreshingly languid sort of way.

Useful Links:

Visit www.lacma.org to plan your day at the museum. It’s also a great resource for learning more about the museum’s roots, it’s current and past rotating collections/ exhabitions, etc.

If you’re next-level interested, check out the article below  for more indepth information on the museum’s history and future plans for the museum, under the directorship of Michael Govan.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-michael-govan-lacma-20140709-story.html#page=1

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 AM-5 PM

Friday: 11 AM-8 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM-7 PM

Closed Wednesday  

Admission

General Admission

  • $15 | Adults

  • $10 | Seniors (62+) & Students with valid ID

  • Free | Children (17 and under)

We took the bus. Photo by Patrick Fallon.

The exact percentage amount of sunlight left in the day ! Find this inside Coffee + Milk. 

Abby and this ceramic dog in the Japanese Art Pavillon.

Illicet shot from inside the exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s (no longer on view).

Enjoying an afternoon brown ale at Ray and Starks Bar.