Discover the best of LA’s art scene
Art and culture

Discover the best of LA’s art scene

October 08, 2021

The Los Angeles arts scene is thriving, offering you endless opportunities to immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Let us take you on a tour of must-see museums.
getty center square in los angeles
Courtesy of Getty Center

The Getty Center

Head to The Getty Center to explore the latest art exhibitions and take time to wander around the expansive gardens. Located at the top of the Santa Monica Mountains, the world-famous museum is a piece of art in itself, and from here you can delight in expansive views stretching from downtown LA all the way to the ocean.

J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
+1 (310) 440-7330


The largest art museum in the west of the country, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) showcases a vast range of objects spanning 6,000 years and the globe. From ancient Egyptian artefacts to works by contemporary LA-based artists, LACMA has over 135,000 pieces in its permanent collection. The museum and research facility attracts more than a million visitors each year. Pose for a photo in front of the impressive Urban Light sculpture, an installation made up of street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s, located at the museum’s Wilshire Boulevard entrance.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 (323) 857-6000

Illuminated light posts on display
© Museum Associates
Picture of an acrylic artwork 'Slide Out' in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Courtesy of MOCA


Head to downtown LA’s Grand Avenue to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), where more than 6,800 works represent  a host of different art forms. You’ll find everything from abstract expressionism, minimalism and pop art to conceptual and postmodernism art.

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 (213) 625-4390

Petersen Automotive Museum

The eye-catching Petersen Automotive Museum brings to life 100 years of automotive history through an outstanding collection of vehicles.  Its architecture, user-friendly parking facility and central location make it a living example of automobile culture in Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 (323) 800-2244

Picture of the 'Gentleman's Jaguar' vintage car in Los Angeles Petersen Museum
Courtesy of Petersen Automotive Museum
White exterior facade of the contemporary art museum The Broad in Los Angeles
Courtesy of The Broad

The Broad

Opened to the public in 2015, The Broad (named after philanthropists and art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad) is a favourite among LA’s contemporary art scene. The striking, modern building, which is itself a work of art, features two floors of exhibition space. Explore works from well-known artists including Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, as well as contributions from emerging artists. Experience the Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away by artist Yayoi Kusama. A room completely covered with mirrors and dozens of flashing LED lights hanging from the ceiling. As the lights are reflected they accumulate and expand exponentially, giving a wonderful sense of infinity.

The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 (213) 232-6250

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