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Los Angeles Museums

LACMA is beloved. Its design never was. 

Even the museum’s glorious 1960s vision had its detractors.

LACMA is being torn down right now

Demolition of the original modernist complex is clearing the way for a flashy new building.

Visit these 7 Los Angeles museums—without leaving your sofa

Free online concerts and exhibit tours, because that’s better than binge-watching Love is Blind.

Actress Issa Rae at Destination Crenshaw groundbreaking: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The outdoor museum will celebrate black history and culture along Metro’s new rail line.

Prepare your farewells: LACMA winds up to tear down its campus

The "four aging buildings" are slated to be torn down early this year.

This is the winning design for La Brea Tar Pits makeover

The dramatic overhaul calls for adding a slew of new walking paths, including a bridge across the Lake Pit.

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The best things to do with kids in LA that aren’t Disneyland

We searched the city to find the 30 best family-friendly activities, from museums and aquariums to a tiny railway.

LACMA secures ‘critical’ city vote to build new campus

The new museum will be "a showcase for the world to see."

Three competing plans unveiled for La Brea Tar Pits makeover

What’s your favorite?

Morphosis now designing LA’s Korean American National Museum

The flashy design is based on "the idea of a lifted, displaced landscape—a piece of Korea grafted onto Los Angeles."

LACMA architect Peter Zumthor comments on museum’s revised design

In an interview with a Zurich newspaper, Zumthor says he hasn’t read any criticism of the project.

Colorful, temporary public pavilion opens at La Brea Tar Pits

The popup will host film screenings, talks, and other events through November—all free and open to the public.

Korean American National Museum ditches plan for 103 apartments

It’s a return to the originally proposed project for Koreatown.

Academy Museum opening delayed—again—to 2020

The $388 million project is part of an evolving stretch of Wilshire Boulevard.

An updated look is on the horizon for the La Brea Tar Pits

The director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, calls it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to renovate the historic campus.

LA’s best outdoor concerts, movies, and night markets

These summer event series are mostly free—and not to be missed.

County unanimously approves $117M for contested LACMA redesign

Supervisors and celebrities defended the redesign: "LACMA must be allowed to chart its path, lead its growth, and protect its collection."

LACMA should scrap its watered-down redesign

Two Curbed critics chat about the plan to completely rebuild one of LA’s most popular museums.

LACMA’s new building design tweaked yet again

Construction on the museum’s new building is expected to begin in late 2019 and wrap up by the end of 2023.

Capturing the soul of the city he loved

Street artist Leo Politi chronicled a changing Los Angeles.

MOCA was Pritzker Prize winner Arata Isozaki’s first U.S. commission

It has been described as one of LA’s most "unquestionably beautiful" postmodern buildings.

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Mapped: 44 museums offering free admission this weekend

If you needed an excuse to visit one of these spots, you found it.

Touring the recreated 1969 birthplace of the internet at UCLA

This is where it all began.

New exhibit captures memories of ’90s teen culture in East LA

Guadalupe Rosales is creating a new historical record—where the people included control the narrative.

Glendale OKs designs for Armenian American Museum, surrounding park

The museum’s dynamic design is inspired by the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale and the mountains of Armenia.

Work begins on Exposition Park’s Lucas Museum

After two false starts in other cities, the $1.5 billion museum breaks ground. The project is set to open in LA in 2021.

Marine biology-themed pavilion pitched for Venice Pier

The empty pier could get a museum-like structure to educate visitors on aquatic creatures.

City greenlights LACMA’s expansion into South LA Wetlands Park

A new outpost of the museum should open within the next two years.

New 11-story Arts District office building will cantilever over A+D Museum

The project at Fourth and Hewitt cantilever over the A+D museum, plus bring a public plaza to the site.

Major renovations and expansion planned for Exposition Park’s Natural History Museum

The museum could get a new theater, a rooftop restaurant, and a glassy western entry hall.

Film academy releases new renderings of its Renzo Piano-designed museum on the Miracle Mile

The film academy is drumming up excitement for its museum set to open in 2019 next to LACMA.

See the glassy sphere—the centerpiece of the Academy Museum—take shape on the Miracle Mile

The visual centerpiece of the museum, a glass and concrete theater, is coming together in a big way.

Culver City’s Cold War-focused Wende Museum to reopen in November in revamped National Guard Armory

The 1949 building still has its fallout shelters.

The Arts District’s newest museum is opening next month

Formerly known as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA will offer free admission.

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Lucas museum is coming to Los Angeles

News about the MAD-designed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is set to open in 2021 at Exposition Park.

LA City Council unanimously approves Lucas Museum: ‘It will inspire generations to come’

City leaders love the Lucas Museum, and they gave it a resounding endorsement today, green-lighting the plans in a 14-0 vote.


Tour the Getty Center’s spectacular Central Garden

Designed by Robert Irwin, the 134,000-square-foot living sculpture contains more than 500 plant species and is constantly growing and evolving.

LACMA may expand into South LA Wetlands Park

The museum wants to move into a vacant building on park grounds—a remnant of the site’s history as a bus yard.

Marciano Art Foundation: LA’s bold new museum is now open

We’re taking you inside the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, a spectacular building that has been closed off to the public for decades.