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All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2004 - 2013.


From 1910 until the 1960s, The Los Angels County Art Museum was part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Science, History, and Art in Exposition Park. On April 1, 1965, Los Angeles County Museum of Art moved to its new home on Wilshire Boulevard along the Miracle Mile in Hancock Park. LACMA, as it is popularly called, became an independent art-focused institution in 1961 and moved to the Hancock Park location in 1965. Originally three buildings opened, the Ahmanson, the Hammer, and the Bing. Later, the Japanese Pavilion and B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden of Rodin bronzes both opened in 1988. The Anderson joined the complex displaying Modern and Contemporary Art . About 2000, LACMA West was added when the museum acquired the former May Company building two blocks west at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax. Plans are underway to completely rebuild the facility.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-857-6000 (general information)
323-857-0098 (TDD)
http://www.lacma.org

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 12 noon to 8 pm. LACMA West closes at 5 pm; Boone Children's Gallery closes at 3 pm.
Friday: 12 noon to 9 pm. LACMA West closes at 5 pm; Boone Children's Gallery closes at 3 pm.
Saturday, Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm. LACMA West opens at 11 am and closes at 5 pm; Boone Children's Gallery closes at 4 pm.

LACMA is Free After Five, sponsored by Target.
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas day.

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Entrance to central court from Wilshire Boulevard.


Sculpture Garden.


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Looking out from the Japanese Pavilion.
Graqssy area south of the Japanese Pavilion.

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Former May Company store, now LACMA West, only a block west of LAMA. Later construction filled the space between with for exhibit buildings to create a unified complex.
Welcome Center.

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This is not a fire engine, it is art - a life-size sculpture.



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Levitated Mass, AKA 'The Rock'




Metropolis II, designed by Chris Burden, a kinetic abstract city scape sculpture.




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