Museum Row - Los Angeles Hotels .com
Rather than battling stifling LA traffic driving all over town, spend a
day on Museum Row and get your fill of exhibits spanning a wide
spectrum of interests. Located on Wilshire Boulevard, Museum Row
features five great museums in just three blocks. The Museum
and the Page
Museum at Rancho La Brea Tar Pits
are located here, as are the following fascinating institutions.
The immense Los Angeles County Museum of Art or LACMA (5905
Wilshire Blvd.; 323-857-6000 has been hailed as one of the best art museums in the nation. Its
immense collection of art dates from 6000 BC to the present day, from
all corners of the globe.
Lovers of European art mustn't miss the works by Cezanne,
Gauguin, and Monet. The museum offers an impressive collection of
Islamic art and Japanese art, and it features a Modern and Contemporary
Art Building showcasing such famous artists as Pollack, Picasso, and
Liechtenstein. The museum also hosts music concerts and movie
screenings--often of movies that haven't yet been released to wide
distribution. Admission is free after 5 p.m. and on the second Tuesday
of the month.
The Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd.) offers a
cool, interesting history of the automobile, complete with unique
automobiles both quirky and spectacular. Kids will love the interactive
"discovery" area where they can experience car mechanics hands-on.
The California Craft and Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd.)
houses a rich, varied, and fascinating collection of international folk
art and crafts. An amazing collection of Native American masks and folk
art from Mexico can be found alongside Venetian glasswork and toys from
around the world. Interesting exhibits show how different types of
crafts are produced.
The innovative Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles
(5900 Wilshire Blvd.), more commonly known as the A&D Museum,
offers various intriguing exhibits exploring the nature of all kinds of
design, including architecture, interior design, fashion, landscape,
and product design.
Wilshire Boulevard (The Miracle Mile) in Hollywood