Live Jazz and Contemporary Art
Situated in Hancock Park, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits, on over 20 acres, LACMA is the largest museum in the western United States. Also part of the campus, in view of Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture, LACMA's Ray's & Stark Bar's has the elegance of a destination restaurant and the energy of an urban bistro.
Van Gogh to Kandinsky sheds new light on the extraordinary response of artists in Germany and France to key developments in modern art in the early 20th century. Ninety paintings and 45 works on paper tell the story of the extraordinary cultural dialogue taking place amongst artists of the time.
Insiders tip: On Fridays, starting at 6:00 PM, Jazz at LACMA features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists.
Hilltop Views and Modern Design
The Getty Center
A unique destination, the Getty Center incorporates modern design, open spaces, a fabulous Central Garden and breathtaking views of Los Angeles. The travertine-clad hilltop facility houses stunning collections of paintings, drawings, photographs and decorative arts.
Bursting with mad creativity sparked by the latest developments in the avant-garde, James Ensor’s pieces – source the high and low, old and new, familiar and exotic, and oscillated unpredictably between painting, drawing, and printmaking.
A Taste History
Natural History Museum
Thirty-three million objects from dinosaur fossils to fish. The 3.5 acre Nature Gardens and interactive Nature Lab are new to the museum.
See more than 30 butterfly species and an array of plants in this outdoor exhibit. Spend the day wandering through a unique changing ecosystem, while witnessing free-flying creatures interacting with plant life.
You are guaranteed to emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.