Photo Review LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) – is it worth it?

Posted on September 17, 2014 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

I'm really in love with contemporary art and if I can can get my eyes on more modern art in a museum, I'm game.

While I have been to Los Angeles many times, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA) has escaped me for some time. It comes well-rated on Foursquare and TripAdvisor and I thought I'd give it a shot.

The museum looks impressive and can't be missed from the road. Parking is readily available for $12 in the garage (though the neighborhood allows 2 hour free parking). The entrance fee is $15 which isn't cheap but my expectations were high for some great artwork.

Unfortunately there isn't a lot of contemporary art in the museum 🙁 Most art is older than 50 years – in fact many paintings date back to the 16th century. Just about half a floor is dominated by about two dozen contemporary art installations.

The museum is well-managed and the building itself is beautiful. For fans of contemporary art it is a bit of a letdown and 60 minutes later you ask yourself – was it worth it? I'd say no.

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2.5 / 5 stars     


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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