Our Favorite Places In Los Angeles: LACMA
Los Angeles is the land of the transplant. Because of this, I want to give all you newcomers a look at some of Art Deco Apartments’ favorite places in Los Angeles. Today, I want to take a look at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States with nearly a million visitors annually and 100,000 works of art. LACMA is located in The Miracle Mile, and is a short trip from Koreatown, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Hancock Park, and Mid-City. If you’re a Los Angeles County resident, LACMA is free after 3PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The museum is constantly getting new pieces and new exhibits, so check out the LACMA website for up-to-date information. Currently, the museum is running exhibitions featuring Alexander Calder, David Hockney, John Divola, Gabriel Figueroa, and James Turrell among others. The museum features art exhibitions ranging from antiquity to modern art, so there is something for everyone.
The museum was originally located in Exposition park, near USC, but was located to Miracle Mile in 1961 thanks to a generous donation from Howard F. Ahmanson Sr., a wealthy Los Angeles philanthropist. One of the first buildings that the museum occupied on the Miracle Mile was the old May’s department store, a historic art deco building located on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire. Since 2004, the museum has undergone a massive renovation that brought in a number of local artists and sculptors for this massive undertaking. So, if you’re a transplant to L.A., or you haven’t visited LACMA in awhile, go and check out this fantastic, newly-remodeled gem of Los Angeles.