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The best art, history, culture and science museums in L.A.

A complete guide to the Broad

A complete guide to the Broad

Make the most of your visit with some tips to know before you arrive, our favorite works of art, things to do nearby and more.

Best off-the-beaten path museums

Best off-the-beaten path museums

Looking for something different to do? From car culture to Cold War propaganda, our offbeat Los Angeles museum guide reveals the city's best lesser-known...

The 26 best art museums in America

The 26 best art museums in America

These are the best museums in the country for feasting your eyes on the finest paintings, sculptures, photography, installations and other visual art forms.

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Getty Center

Getty Center

Recommended: Getty Center to-go guide Los Angeles's hilltop acropolis was conceived as a home for the hitherto disparate entities of the J. Paul Getty Trust,...

Getty Villa

Getty Villa

In 1974, oil magnate J Paul Getty opened a museum of his holdings in a faux villa in Malibu, based on the remains of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum....

Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum

Industrialist Armand Hammer founded this museum, primarily to house his own collection. Now, under the ownership of UCLA, the Hammer stages fascinating themed...

Annenberg Space for Photography

Annenberg Space for Photography

Specializing in photography, this newly founded, privately funded space takes an innovative approach to displaying its digital and print works. More than just...

Museums in L.A.

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Back in 1875, a group of amateur paleontologists discovered animal remains in the pits at Rancho La Brea, which bubbled with asphalt from a petroleum lake...

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The NHM's original Beaux Arts structure was the first museum building in Los Angeles, opening with Exposition Park itself back in 1913. Its massive collection...

MOCA Grand Ave

MOCA Grand Ave

The main branch of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) houses thousands of artworks crafted from 1940 until now. Spend half an hour or an entire...

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