Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, mirroring Los Angeles’s rich cultural heritage and uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of over 135,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of art history from new and unexpected points of view. A museum of international stature as well as a vital cultural center for Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collection with the Greater Los Angeles County and beyond through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions more through community partnerships, school outreach programs, and creative digital initiatives.

LACMA’s main campus is located halfway between the ocean and downtown, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Dedicated to serving all of Los Angeles, LACMA collaborates with a range of curators, educators, and artists on exhibitions and programs at various sites throughout the County. 


Regular Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm

Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day



Admission includes access to LACMA’s collection galleries and temporary exhibitions. Make sure to see our offers and discounts.

Tickets are available anytime online, during regular museum hours at a LACMA Ticket Office, or by calling 323 857-6010. Groups can reserve admission in advance to receive special group rates and book private tours. Got questions? See TIcketing FAQ.

People Residing in L.A. County*

Free | Members

$20 | Adults

$16 | Seniors (65+) & Students with valid ID

Free | 17 & Under

Free | After 3 pm, Mon-Fri

* Must show valid ID

People Residing outside L.A. County

Free | Members

$25 | Adults

$21 | Seniors (65+) & Students with valid ID

Free | 17 & Under


Know Before You Go

Galleries and Public Art Currently Open

The following buildings, galleries, and major public art installations remain open. Please see the On Viewpage for details on all current special exhibitions and the Collections tab for permanent collection galleries.

Ahmanson Building, Level 2 (now featuring numerous special exhibitions)
Art of the Pacific: Ahmanson Building, Level 1
Balch Art Research Library (by appointment)
BCAM/Broad Contemporary Art Museum (now featuring numerous special exhibitions)
Bing Theater (featuring video installations by Diana Thater in the lobby)
Boone Children’s Gallery: Hammer Building, Level 2
B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden (featuring works by Auguste Rodin)
Chinese Art: Hammer Building, Level 2
Directors Roundtable Garden (featuring Three Quintains (Hello, Girls) by Alexander Calder)
European Art: Ahmanson Building, Level 3
Korean Art: Hammer Building, Level 2
Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer
Modern Art: Ahmanson Building, Level 2
Resnick Pavilion (now featuring numerous special exhibitions)
Rifkind Gallery for German Expressionism: Ahmanson Building, Level 2
The Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper (by appointment)
Smoke by Tony Smith: Ahmanson Building, Level 1
Urban Light by Chris Burden

Select Galleries Currently Closed
The following galleries are currently closed:

Islamic Art | Ahmanson Building, Level 4
South and Southeast Asian Art | Ahmanson Building, Level 4
American Art and American Decorative Arts | Art of the Americas Building, Level 3
Art of the Ancient Americas: Art of the Americas Building, Level 4
Latin American Art: Art of the Americas Building, Level 4
Egyptian Art and Art of the Near East | Hammer Building, Level 3
European Decorative Arts | Hammer Building, Level 3
Photography | Hammer Building, Level 3
Pavilion for Japanese Art | Entire Building

Please Note: Select art from each of these collections may be on view elsewhere in the museum. While dedicated collection galleries are closed, the museum remains active in each curatorial area through acquisitions, scholarship, and curation of future exhibitions to be presented at LACMA, throughout Los Angeles County, and around the world.

Tips, Policies and Accessibility (PDF)
Helpful hints, time-saving suggestions, and explanations of museum policies to help you make the most of your visit to LACMA.

Mandatory Bag Check
LACMA Security conducts randomized inspection of bags carried by visitors. Any bag 11 inches by 14 inches or larger must be checked. Complimentary bag check is available at both Ticket Offices. Visitors are encouraged to leave bags at home or in their car whenever possible.

Alcohol Policy for Outdoor Events at LACMA
Guests are permitted to bring alcohol in quantities appropriate for personal consumption. LACMA reserves the right to ask visitors who abuse this privilege to leave, and to set other limits, including limiting the areas in which alcohol may be consumed. Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 is strictly forbidden. Guests are reminded to drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive. Please observe the carry-in, carry-out courtesy and help keep LACMA and the park clean for all to enjoy.

Metro Construction Update
The subway is coming to LACMA! As part of the Purple Line Extension, Metro is currently at work on the Wilshire/Fairfax station. Please expect reduced lanes and left-turn restrictions along Wilshire Boulevard in front of the museum. LACMA will be open during the construction phase, and parking will remain available at the parking lot on Spaulding Avenue as well as the Pritzker Parking Garage, located on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue. Please plan your visit to the museum accordingly.

Download the FREE LACMA App
Get information and commentary about selected works of art throughout the museum, all on your personal wireless device. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and use lacma-free-wifi to connect on-site. Find out more.

Free Wi-Fi Available
Enjoy wireless internet access throughout the campus. Look for lacma-free-wifi in your settings on your personal wireless device.

Visitors are welcome to take personal photography in our galleries unless otherwise noted. Please, no flash or tripods. Also, share photos of your visit using #LACMAplusYou!