LACMA and La Brea Tar Pits


Member Rating 2 out of 5 by scooby on September 3, 2000

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts) has an okay permanent collection. Check listings for exhibits and showtimes of old movies. On the same grounds are the La Brea Tar Pits. Though the actual museum for the Tar Pits is really nothing to speak of, checking out the pits themselves is unreal. They are quite out of place in the middle of the Miracle Mile, nature's last stand. (This is where the eruptions started in the movie 'Volcano').

The automotive museum across the street is worth a look. L.A.'s museums are really not that great compared with New York though they seem to think that the new Getty had suddenly brought the rest of them to a higher level. There was even a recent article in the New York Times praising the LA museums. I, however, stick to the old joke, what's the difference between yoghurt and L.A.? Yoghurt has an active culture.

Let's face it, people come here for the sun and the plastic surgery. But, if you really want to see some good art, there's a good collection of galleries by the corner of Cloverfield and Olympic in Santa Monica.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90036
(323) 857 6111

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