For a county museum, LACMA is first-rate.
It is the largest art museum in the western United States, with an impressive collection of 120,000 works from around the world; from antiquity to today.
It boasts paintings and drawings by European masters Cézanne, Degas, Gaugin, Matisse, Monet, and Renoir; American masters Mary Cassalt, Roy Lichtenstein; Elizabeth Catlett and Andy Warhol; and 200 works by Mexican master, Diego Rivera.
Also on display are inventive art installations by California artist Chris Burden, including Urban Light (2008), an outdoor sculpture comprised of 202 vintage streetlamps from the 1920s and 1930s;
And Metropolis II (2011), a sculpted city that roars to life on Fridays thru Sundays, with 1,100 miniature cars whizzing through its streets at a scale speed of 240 miles per hour to evoke the energy of a city.
Admission $15; free second Tue of month
Mon-Tue & Thu, 11am-5pm; Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm
Free guided tours offered daily, times posted online
Free outdoor concerts Fri-Sun (Apr-Nov). And fee concerts in the Bing Theatre every Sunday. View events calendar.