Museums

Our Museums

  • 24 May 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)

The largest collection of quality museums in Southern California--and probably on the West Coast--are in communities that border West Adams. (In fact, the two Getty museums are the only major museums in Los Angeles County that are not in close proximity to West Adams.) We have selected 14 of the best of these museums and arranged them by district. Closest are the group just down Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park. Click on each heading below for descriptions, maps, and links to the museum websites.

Exposition Park

  • 24 May 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center and IMAX Theatre
  • California African-American Museum
  • Rose Garden

Natural History Museum

Museums in Mid-Wilshire

  • 26 May 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)

 

There are no less than 5 museums in close proximity in the area of Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Avenue and LaBrea Avenue, with a sixth under construction. The most important of these is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, famed for its permanent collections and ever changing exhibitions.

Next door is Los Angeles' early mammal museum--mammoths, saber-toothed tigers--the George C. Page Museum , better known as the LaBrea Tar Pits. Nearby are the diverse Petersen Automotive Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Korean-American Museum. Across the street to the west from LACMA at the old May Company building a motion picture museum is in preparation. 

Downtown Museums

  • 26 May 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)

Brief decriptions and links to the 4 principal museums in downtown Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA),
The Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art, the Japanese-American National Museum, and the Chinese American Museum.