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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA, is the largest art museum in the western United States and has one of the greatest art collections in the country.
The museum was founded in 1910 and moved to its current location in Hancock Park in 1965.
LACMA is a six-building complex. The six buildings, along with their collections, are as follows:
- Ahmanson Building: This largest building of LACMA houses an impressive collection of American, European, ancient, Islamic, and modern art.
- Modern and Contemporary Art Building: This building has two floors devoted exclusively to modern art. Its collection includes masterpieces by Picasso, Magritte, and Hockney. The main floor houses temporary exhibits.
- Hammer Building: The main floor of this building is devoted to ancient and Islamic art. The top floor has an impressive photography exhibit as well as European art.
- Pavilion for Japanese Art: The works in this building include some 200 screens and scroll paintings, considered among the best in the Western world.
- Bing Center: This building has an auditorium for lectures but no art collection.
- LACMA West: Housed in the former May Company building and opened in 1998, this newest addition houses an impressive collection of Latin American art.
- Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
- Telephone: (323) 857-6000
- Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, noon - 8 PM; Fri, noon - 9 PM; Sat - Sun, 11 AM - 8 PM; closed Weds, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
- Website: www.lacma.org