Hello my awesome fam!
How’s everyone doing? I hope good.
Today we’re going to be touring one of my favorite museums here in Los Angeles – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art – or LACMA for short.
Location: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Hours: MTTH 11am-5pm || F 11am-8pm || SSu 10am-7pm
Admission: Adults $15 (General Admission)
I am an avid museum goer. I love going to museums.
The cool thing about the LACMA is that it caters to a wide variety of interest.
It’s also incredibly huge. If you enter from the front, as soon as you pass by the infamous urban lights you get your choice of going left or right.
LACMA was actually one of my favorite museums in LA. I rarely go to museums more than once unless there are changes in exhibits and if the museum is free. Free admission is actually a huge break or make for me. So you know a museum is good if I’m willing to pay the admission fee more than once.
Like most museums, LACMA has its art organized according to era and style. There’s the Pavilion for Japanese Art, Hammer Building, Ahmanson Building, Art of the Americas Building, and the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (not to be confused with The Broad in Downtown LA).
I love coming to the LACMA and just watch. Since it’s right in the middle of LA and the urban lights display is pretty popular among tourists, it’s a great place to people watch.
For an ambivert, watching kids run around enjoying themselves and couple pose for cute romantic photos is kind of comforting and energizing. Sometimes it’s important to just take a moment to sit and breathe. We’ve been so raised to constantly strive for something it’s difficult to remember that it’s ok to just spend some time and sit.
But back to the LACMA.
There’s some fantastic antiques and some real ingenious pieces of work. There’s the moving wallpaper that is actually a display of a young Annie Oakley type girl who moves through the display and pretends to shoot at the viewer.
Touring the LACMA is seriously like walking around in the wonderful and magical world of Willy Wonka…. That sounded a lot better in my head.
But for the art lovers out there I’m not really exaggerating… One building carries special exhibits of the month plus some unique Latin art while the main AHMANSON BUILDING has everything from Modern to Islamic art.
What I love most about is that along with their usual displays, LACMA also have sections just for special displays. And these are just small displays of unknown artists but rather of famous and well loved artists.
These exhibits require special tickets but if you love the artist then they are definitely worth the splurge. I myself visited the Guillermo Del Toro exhibit as well as the Rain Room.
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