Top 5 Art Galleries in Los Angeles

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Where in LA should you get your culture and arts fix? Look no further than these five haute galleries!

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1 The Getty Museum

The Getty Museum receives our number one spot because of its location, architecture and, of course, its art. Over one million visitors a year fall in love with the flaghship location of the J. Paul Getty Trust. From the breathtaking views of Los Angeles atop a modernist hilltop landscape designed by Richard Meier to the Central Garden, designed by contemporary artist Robert Irwin, the Getty doesn't just contain art: it IS art.
1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, 90049 (310) 440-7300


The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is the hippest spot for modern art lovers in Los Angeles. The museum, best and most lovingly known as MOCA, currently contains 5,000 objects in varying forms of visual media, from abstract expressionism and pop art to pieces from young and emerging artists. Here you'll find everything from work by Julian Schnabel to Jackson Pollock to Willem de Kooning.
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-6222


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has found a happy medium between artwork and the very essence of LA. Though it contains 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, LACMA takes things to a new level by blending art and film; Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio currently act as co-chairs for the museum's charity benefit, Art + Film, while luminaries such as Stanley Kubrick and Ed Ruscha currently have their work on display. The seven-building, 20-acre complex also happens to be the largest art museum in the western United States.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000

4 The Hammer Museum

The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center (AHMACC) has a serious pedigree. The museum was founded by Dr. Armand Hammer, former Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Today, the museum, which is located by UCLA, contains the Wight Art Gallery, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. It contains everything from works by Gustave Moreau to Edgar Degas to Paul Cézanne to Vincent van Gogh and Fred Grunwald.
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 443-7000

5 Annenberg Space for Photography

If you're looking for a cool, urban gallery, the Annenberg Space for Photography is where you need to be. The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned photographers. Where else could you find an exhibition purely about rock 'n roll?
2000 Avenue of the Stars #1000, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (213) 403-3000
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