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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Norton Simon Museum

Both are praised by professional reviewers. Overall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the choice of most reviewers compared to Norton Simon Museum. Los Angeles County Museum of Art ranks #1 in Los Angeles with endorsements from 10 reviewers like Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Travel + Leisure.

Both are praised by professional reviewers. Overall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the choice of most reviewers compared to Norton Simon Museum. Los Angeles County Museum of Art ranks #1 in Los Angeles with endorsements from 10 reviewers like Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Los Angeles
location

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    LACMA's permanent collection of over 100,000 works includes everything from extraordinary Asian antiquities to period costumes to contemporary artworks.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Without a doubt, LACMA is the focal point of the museum district that runs along Wilshire Boulevard. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For more than 50 years LACMA has been one of the finest art museums in the nation, housing a 110,000-piece collection that includes works by Degas, Rembrandt, Hockney, and Monet. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    LA’s premier art museum, LACMA is an Aladdin’s cave of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts stretching across ages and borders. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    LACMA, is the nation's largest art museum west of Chicago... housing a broad collection ranging from Egyptian and pre-Columbian art to contemporary works. Full Review →

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88
#15 in Los Angeles

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Amid beautiful gardens inspired by Monet's Giverny, this somewhat drab, boxy museum (built in 1969) had its interior spruced up by Frank Gehry in the late '90s.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    It's one of the finest small museums anywhere, with an excellent collection that spans more than 2,000 years of Western and Asian art. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Norton Simon displays one of the finest private collections of European, American, and Asian art in the world. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Rodin’s The Thinker is only a mind-teasing overture to the full symphony of art in store at this exquisite museum. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Elegantly displayed in a spare contemporary building are 1,000 works from a private art collection spanning seven centuries of European painting and sculpture and 2,00 years of Asian sculpture Full Review →

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