Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA is the only museum on the West Coast that has artwork covering the expanse of art history—from ancient to contemporary—and the globe. With more than 100,000 works of art, free daily tours, films, concerts, restaurants, and shops, our visitors—nearly a million annually—spend anywhere from an hour to an entire day exploring the museum.
Areas of Expertise
LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Among the museum’s special strengths are its holdings of Asian art, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.