Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, United States

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Among the museum’s special strengths are its holdings of Asian art, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Jose Clemente Orozco; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.

Israelites Departing Egypt Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio, Cherubino Alberti 1576

Israelites Departing Egypt Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio, Cherubino Alberti 1576 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...
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Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl Hans von Aachen 1580-1585

From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl Creator: Hans von ...
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Study of a Tree Cristofano Allori 1610-1620

Study of a Tree Cristofano Allori 1610-1620 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Study ...
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Sacrifice of Cain and Abel Francesco Allegrini

Sacrifice of Cain and Abel Francesco Allegrini 16th-17th century From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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Joseph Raised from the Well Francesco Allegrini

Joseph Raised from the Well Francesco Allegrini 16th-17th century From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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The Beheading of Saint Paul Vincenzo Foggini, Alessandro Algardi 1643-1647

The Beheading of Saint Paul Vincenzo Foggini, Alessandro Algardi (after)originally modelled 1643-1647; this example before 1753 From the collection of ...
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Portrait of Mrs. Robert Walter Weir Julian Alden Weir 1885

Portrait of Mrs. Robert Walter Weir Julian Alden Weir 1885 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...
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Portrait of Robert Walter Weir Julian Alden Weircir 1885

Portrait of Robert Walter Weir Julian Alden Weir 1885 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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Portrait of Philip Melancthon Heinrich Aldegrever 1540

Portrait of Philip Melancthon Heinrich Aldegrever 1540 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Portrait ...
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Self-Portrait Heinrich Aldegrever 1530

Self-Portrait Heinrich Aldegrever 1530 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Self-Portrait Creator: Heinrich Aldegrever ...
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Sophonisba Drinking Poison Heinrich Aldegrever 1553

Sophonisba Drinking Poison Heinrich Aldegrever 1553 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Sophonisba Drinking ...
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Portrait of Albrecht von der Helle Heinrich Aldegrever 1538

Portrait of Albrecht von der Helle Heinrich Aldegrever 1538 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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Spring Cherubino Alberti 1615

Spring Cherubino Alberti 1615 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Spring Creator: Cherubino Alberti ...
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Autumn Cherubino Alberti 1615

Autumn Cherubino Alberti 1615 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Autumn Creator: Cherubino Alberti ...
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The Holy Family with Infant Saint John Cherubino Alberti 1571

The Holy Family with Infant Saint John Cherubino Alberti 1571 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...
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Winter Cherubino Alberti 1615

Winter Cherubino Alberti 1615 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Winter Creator: Cherubino Alberti ...
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Summer Cherubino Alberti 1615

Summer Cherubino Alberti 1615 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Summer Creator: Cherubino Alberti ...
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Judith with the Head of Holofernes Cherubino Alberti 1570-1615

Judith with the Head of Holofernes Cherubino Alberti 1570-1615 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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The Good Thief Cherubino Alberti, Michelangelo Buonarroti 1580

The Good Thief Cherubino Alberti, Michelangelo Buonarroti 1580 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: ...
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Landscape with Trees Ralph Albert Blakelock 1883-1898

Landscape with Trees Ralph Albert Blakelock 1883-1898 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Landscape ...
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The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal with the Flower and Tree Market in Amsterdam Gerrit Berckheydecirca 1675

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal with the Flower and Tree Market in Amsterdam Gerrit Berckheydecirca 1675 From the collection of Los Angeles ...
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Portrait of a Young Woman Jacob Adriaensz Backercirca 1638

Portrait of a Young Woman Jacob Adriaensz Backercirca 1638 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details ...
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Soldiers Playing Cards Johann Adam Klein 1814

Soldiers Playing Cards Johann Adam Klein 1814 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: Soldiers ...
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Dairy Maid from Berchtesgaden Johann Adam Klein 1818

Dairy Maid from Berchtesgaden Johann Adam Klein 1818 From the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Details Title: ...
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In 1971, curator Maurice Tuchman’s revolutionary “Art and Technology” exhibit opened at LACMA after its debut at the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan. The museum staged its first exhibition by contemporary black artists later that year, featuring Charles Wilbert White, Timothy Washington and David Hammons, then little known. The museum’s best-attended show ever was “Treasures of Tutankhamun,” which drew 1.2 million during four months in 1978. The 2005 “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” drew 937,613 during its 137-day run. A show of Vincent van Gogh masterpieces from the artist’s eponymous Amsterdam museum is the third most successful show, and a 1984 exhibition of French Impressionist works is fourth. In 1994, “Picasso and the Weeping Women: The Years of Marie-Therese Walter and Dora Maar” opened to rave reviews and large crowds, drawing more than 153,000 visitors.

Since the arrival of current director Michael Govan, about 60% of just over 100 featured temporary exhibitions have been of Modern or contemporary art while the permanent exhibitions feature work dating from antiquity, including pre-Columbian, Assyrian and Egyptian art through contemporary art.

More recent exhibits, fousing on popular culture and entertainment, have also been well-received, both by critics and patrons. Exhibits devoted to the works of movie-directors Tim Burton and Stanley Kubrick drew especially positive reactions and responses.