10 most impressive museums in Los Angeles
Located on Route 221, The Broad is Los Angeles' newest contemporary art museum founded by art collectors and philanthropists - Eli and Edythe Broad. This museum covers 140,000 m2, displaying a collection of over 2000 works by 200 artists.
On the first floor, there are special collections and special exhibitions. The 3rd floor is home to a wide range of works from the collections. Besides the art collections, this building is also considered an extremely impressive and unique architectural masterpiece of this city.
Grammy Museum was officially opened in 2008. With an area of 2,787 m2, the museum is home to a variety of rare artifacts related to music. They are displayed scientifically and purposefully on the four floors of the museum. In particular, the Grammy Museum also has high-tech settings, bringing new experiences more attractive to visitors.
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese American National Museum is located in Los Angeles, which reflects the immense influence of Japanese Americans on American art and culture. The museum both preserves and expresses the experience of Japanese in America through art with a variety of topics, times and events.
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art
Born in 1979, MOCA is the only museum dedicated to contemporary art, opposite to The Board. There is a permanent post-war art collection similar to The Broad. MOCA has three locations: Geffen Avenue at MOCA, MOCA Pacific Design Center and MOCA Avenue, displaying works from the museum's contemporary collection. In addition, the museum is also famous for its cultural programs and community programs.
CAFAM - Craft and Folk Art Museum
If London has Victoria & Albert, Los Angeles has the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). Located on Wilshire Avenue, opposite to George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits. CAFAM currently introduces six exhibitions, from traditional to modern, from local to world. Up to now, this is also the only place to display exclusive crafts, folk art, and design.
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, abbreviated as LACMA, was established in 1965 for the collection of geographic and historical works. It is also the largest art museum in the western United States, home to more than 120,000 items from ancient times to modern times. In particular, there are also Latin American art collections and Asian art collections, and Islamic art collections.
Petersen Automotive Museum
This museum is one of the largest car museums in the world. It was named Petersen Cars because it was founded by automobile magazine magnate Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie. With a total area of over 9,000 m2, inside the museum space exhibits an exhibition from the museum's permanent collection to other lending facilities. Petersen Automobile Museum promises to be a great place for visitors to admire the various car models.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art opened for the first time in 2002. The museum has a beautiful display space up to 2782 m2. Inside the museum is a place to store artworks. Besides, exhibitions around California's artistic heritage are displayed here.
Placed in the Max Factor Building, the Hollywood Museum was designed by American architect Simeon Charles Lee. It is home to a collection of memorabilia from the history of American movies and TV series with more than 11,000 different artifacts such as costumes, props, images, and scripts. Especially, here visitors also have the opportunity to meet characters from classic Hollywood movies such as Frankenstein and his bride and Vladimir Karloff's mummy.
Initially, this was a place to store old paintings and drawings by Dr. Armand Hammer, later collaborated with UCLA and became one of Los Angeles' major museums. The museum has a contemporary collection of over 2,000 artworks and more than one hundred exhibitions from contemporary international artists.
By: Lily Luis