Best Art Museums to Check Out While in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Photo by kevin turcios on Unsplash

Finding great art isn’t all that hard in Los Angeles, California. All you need to do is look around, and there will probably be an art gallery around the corner or a great piece of street art covering the wall of a nearby building. There is also an option of visiting one of the following art museums to check out works from famous classic and contemporary artists.

The Broad

The museum is named after Eli and Edythe Broad, a philanthropist couple that funded its construction. It houses an extensive collection of contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman. The Broad doesn’t charge an admission fee for access to its permanent collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

More than a million people visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each year. The place has a collection of more than 150,000 works of art, which stretch from ancient artworks to modern pieces. Some notable artworks in the museum’s collection are Rembrandt’s “The Raising of Lazarus,” Paul Gauguin’s “The Swineherd,” and Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Horse’s Skull with Pink Rose.”

J. Paul Getty Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum is situated on two campuses in Los Angeles, with one being in Getty Center and the other in Getty Villa. The museum has an impressive collection of paintings and artworks by both “old masters” and modern artists while also serving as an educational center and institution for art studies.