Has its roots in the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, established in 1910 in Exposition Park. In 1961, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was established as a separate, art-focused institution. In 1965, the fledgling institution opened to the public in its new Wilshire Boulevard location

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Since its inception the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement at Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown.


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mon, tue, thu 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; sat, sun 10:00 am – 7:00 pm



5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Past Exhibitions
HOME — So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957
The group show explores the universal concept of “home” and is the first exhibition presenting...
11 Jun 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
Los Angeles
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa
“Senses of Time” invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time,...
20 Dec 2015 - 02 Jan 2015
Los Angeles
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