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 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
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
Concert Venue / Museum
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 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
Los Angeles is much more than an entertainment hub and place to party. In nearly every neighborhood one can find a museum to flex some brain muscles.
The California Science Center at the University of Southern California campus is a hot stop on the L.A. museum circuit now that it’s the permanent home of Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA’s retired galactic whip. For history buffs, the Autry National Center in scenic Griffith Park is a solid alternative, offering guests an in-depth lesson on the American West.
Left-brainers who prefer to indulge in their creative side will delight in the numerous Los Angeles museums that focus on the arts. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Miracle Mile, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Downtown L.A., Hammer Museum in Westwood, and Getty Center in Brentwood specialize in everything from 19th and 20th century styles to contemporary works, with tons of rotating exhibits.
If the above Los Angeles museums seem more like school field trips than anything else, the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live has four floors dedicated to the history of the awards show and its winners.
With enough museums in Los Angeles to please almost any intellectual taste, a day of culture in the city can become anybody’s reality.