LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. 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, Latin American art, and Islamic art.

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. MOCA engages artists and audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, collection, education, and publication.

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THE GETTY CENTER, LOS ANGELES

The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. Collection includes European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

THE GETTY VILLA, MALIBU

The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Collection includes Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War.

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NORTON SIMON MUSEUM, PASADENA

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Collection includes European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden.

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THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTION AND GARDENS, SAN MARINO

The Huntington Art Gallery, originally the Huntington residence, contains one of the most comprehensive collections in this country of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art. The Huntington’s American art collection includes works from the 1690s to the 1950s.

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CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM

Our collection encompasses a wide breath of art and ideas ranging from Polynesian body tattoos that mark a tribe, whether traditional or urban, to the modern interpretation of ancient cave paintings from India that offer political commentary about a post-9/11 world, to a photojournalist’s observations of the complexity of contemporary Iranian society.

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