Los Angeles may be best known for film but it also has an exciting art scene. LA is home to some of the best museums in the United States, and there are a number to choose from.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center is a favorite. The collection of Western art spans from the middle ages to today and includes work by masters like Ruben, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, and Manet.
There’s also the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is the biggest art museum in the western United States. The vast collection contains art from all over the world from different time periods, in a variety of mediums.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is the place to go for modern American and European art. Here you’ll find work by prestigious artists like Rothko, Rauschenberg, Hockney, de Kooning, and many more.
If you’re a museum-goer but art’s not your thing, visit the California Science Center to see the collection of aircraft, spacecraft, and robotic spacecraft. You can even see the Space Shuttle Endeavor here.
Or visit the Page Museum to see the La Brea Tar Pits, an excavation site of Ice Age fossils. The fossils themselves are displayed in the museum, where you can also learn about the history of the tar pits.
Finally, of course LA has some museums dedicated to it’s entertainment history -- Visit the Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building to see vintage posters, costumes, cars, and other unique Hollywood memorabilia.
There’s no lack of variety in LA’s museum scene, so there’s sure to be something for everybody.