Outside of the entrance to the museum is an installation by Chris Burden called Urban Light. About 200 streetlights are distributed to create a grid-like effect with the museum’s facade and some palm trees in the background. It’s often quite busy, but it’s definitely large enough to get a shot of yourself inside the installation. Have a friend lie on the ground inside the installation, point the camera up, and snap a few shots to get the best photo.
Located along the famous Miracle Mile, LACMA is within a 5min drive or a short walk away. Next door to another tourist's favorite Petersen Automotive Museum, and The LA Brea Tarpits. Enjoy free jazz and picnic on the grass at LACMA every Friday, or pop over from Mon-Fri to the food truck in front of…
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a visual arts museum that offers a collection of Japanese arts, modern and contemporary arts, paintings, photography, textiles, as well as Islamic arts.
LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. The museum is being renovated, however, please verify which areas are open to the public on the dates of your visit.
Sprawling art museum on Miracle Mile. Next-door to the La Brea Tar Pits museum and across from Petersen Car Museum.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a perfect place to stroke your inner artisan. The beautiful Urban Light is a large sculpture at the entrance and is an installation of 202 restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s
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