Info The Museum of Contemporary Art, commonly referred to as MOCA, is an art museum with three locations in Los Angeles. Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The original space located in Little Tokyo is now known as the Geffen Contemporary, while the main branch is ... more
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Info The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, known simply as the Hammer Museum, is a unique art institution that aims to connect the past with the present. Positioned in Westwood, the three-story building is one of three public art units located within the School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California ... more
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Art Gallery / Bar / Brewery
Party Earth Review Housed in an airy converted warehouse that looks like LA’s answer to New York’s Flatiron Building, Angel City Brewery serves up a mix of German-style hops and laid-back sophistication that leaves Downtown’s rough-and-tumble reputation a distant memory. Massive loading dock doors admit artists and ... more
216 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Art Gallery / Music Venue
Info Located in the nonchalant, gritty neighborhood of Echo Park, Echoes Under Sunset is a family-owned art, comedy, and music venue. Echoes Under Sunset sports a laidback, carefree vibe that was crafted by founder Christian Chavez, an Echo Park Native. The multipurpose space hosts film, photography, video, and music events ... more
1310 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Info The Getty Center in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was donated and founded by J. Paul Getty as part of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Center is comprised of the well-known J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, The Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. This $1.3 billion Center opened in 1997 ... more
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Event Space / Art Gallery
860 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Info The Grammy Museum, opened in 2008 in honor of the Grammy Awards’ 50th Anniversary, is located in downtown’s L.A. LIVE complex and celebrates all music genres by paying tribute to esteemed artists in the industry. The four-floor museum is filled with over two dozen exhibits that offer the history of the Grammy Awards and ... more
800 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as the LACMA, is located on Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard in busy Miracle Mile. The LACMA has approximately one million visitors per year and holds upwards of 100,000 works within its twenty-acre campus, making it one of the largest art museums in the country. The ... more
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036
Everybody loves to party, but that doesn’t mean we have to devolve into cultureless slobs who think Dada is the sound a baby makes! That’s where all of the wonderful opportunities to experience Los Angeles art come into play. The city is brimming with some phenomenal local and international art at a host of top museums, small independent showcases, and niche exhibitions.
The Brewery Arts complex near Downtown is a must to check out the local scene, for this former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery has been converted into a massive artist colony full of work studios, living lofts, restaurants, and galleries.
LA’s top museums would take weeks to explore, especially in the arts scene that awaits along Museum Row. Packed along these Central LA (Mid-Wilshire) blocks, the Row includes the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the La Brea Tar Pits, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. But that’s barely the tip of the iceberg! Downtown, there’s the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The GRAMMY Museum, and the Chinese American Museum.
Still not done? Okay, well there’s The California Science Center, The Getty Villa, The Getty Center Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Fowler and Hammer Museums at UCLA, Museum of Tolerance, The Huntington, Hollywood Bowl Museum, Hollywood Heritage Museum, Hollywood Museum, Hollyhock House and, of course, the Griffith Observatory up in Griffith Park, which is also home to the Autry National Center.
Whew! And all of that doesn’t even include the hundreds of small art galleries in LA. Now get to work!