Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
LACMA is truly a multi-day destination, given the size and scope of its collection. From Chris Burden's iconic entrance installation Urban Light, a piece made up of 202 cast-iron street lamps gathered from around LA, to the Pavilion for Japanese Art, a day at LACMA can span hundreds of years and thousands of miles. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum is home to a dazzling collection of modern works. Spread over three floors, the selection of pieces on display is strong on American artists—from Richard Serra's massive sculpture to another Chris Burden installation, the buzzing and hypnotic Metropolis II. Recent exhibitions at the Resnick Pavilion have included retrospectives by artists such as Alexander Calder, James Turrell and Tim Burton.