The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the West, housing 100,000 objects from ancient times to modern day. LACMA is in the midst of a decade-long transformation directed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, renowned for his design of the Pompidou Center in Paris and his renovation of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. With collections representing various cultures throughout the world, patrons can view celebrated pieces of Latin America, Japanese, Asian and Islamic art. LACMA is comprised of several buildings which host their own specific artwork. The Ahmanson Building holds art from around the world including Pacific, European, Middle Eastern, and South and Southeast Asian art, and German Expressionism. The Art of the Americas building features art from America, Latin America, and the ancient Americas. To see Japanese, Chinese and Korean art, stop by the Hammer building and the Pavilion for Japanese Art.
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Wed., closed; Fri.-Sun., 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Parking: Pritzker parking garage, $7, free after 7:00 p.m.; Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries lot, $8; Metered street parking