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Los Angeles County Museum of Art: a fascinating retrospective


In the Miracle Mile district, this was once part of the Museum of Science, History, and Art before becoming a separate institution.

In its modern shell of stone and glass, LACMA is an encyclopaedic museum covering art from five continents. Each year, the most important museum of the American West receives a million visitors, all coming to admire the 150,000 works scattered in seven pavilions.

Given the size of the collection, you should visit it level by level so as not to miss the essentials. The Ahmanson Building alone offers remarkable diversity. Art of the Pacific is at level 1. Level 2 brings together major artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Magritte, and Matisse. Level 3 is reserved for Impressionists, like Renoir, Van Gogh, and Cézanne, as well as the Italian Renaissance, with a few Venetian paintings by Titian. On Level 4, there are ancient coins from India and Southeast Asia.

Egyptian art and Japanese art, meanwhile, are on two separate floors in the Hammer Building.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

+1 323 857 6000

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