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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is the official art museum of the County of Los Angeles, California. Located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, LACMA houses over 100,000 works of art. In addition to displaying art, the museum puts on several movie series a year ranging from silent classics to modern foreign film. Los Angeles County is a county in California, and the most populous county in the United States, with 10,179,716 residents (as of July 2004)[1]. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles. ... Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... The Miracle Mile The Miracle Mile is lined by many high-rise buildings. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


LACMA was founded in 1910 as part of the Museum of Science, History and Art in the Exposition Park area near the University of Southern California, and became an independent art-focused institution in 1961. The museum moved to its current location in 1965. The Japanese pavilion designed by maverick architect Bruce Goff, and the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden of Rodin bronzes, both opened in 1988. The museum is adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits. Exposition Park is the name of more than one place: Exposition Park (Los Angeles) Exposition Park (Pittsburgh) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Bruce Alonzo Goff (1904-1982) was an American architect. ... Rodins The Burghers of Calais in Calais, France. ... Assorted ancient bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... Three mastadon statues are included in the La Brea Tar Pits. ... La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles Countys Miracle Mile District. ...


In 1994, LACMA purchased the adjacent May Department Stores building, increasing its size by 30 percent, now known as LACMA West, open since 1998. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


LACMA boasts one of the largest collections of Latin American Art due to the generous donation of more than 2,000 works of art by Bernard Lewin and his wife Edith Lewin in 1996. Bernard Lewin, Edith Lewin and Rufino Tamayo circa 1989 Bernard Lewin was a German-born American citizen who amassed the largest private collection of modern Mexican art in the world. ...


Local sculptor Robert Graham created the towering Restrospective Column in 1981 as a welcoming artwork at the entrance of the museum. Robert Graham (born August 19, 1938, in Mexico City) is a sculptor based in the state of California in the United States of America. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is the official art museum of the County of Los Angeles, California.
LACMA was founded in 1910 as part of the Museum of Science, History and Art in the Exposition Park area near the University of Southern California, and became an independent art-focused institution in 1961.
LACMA boasts one of the largest collections of Latin American Art due to the generous donation of more than 2,000 works of art by Bernard Lewin and his wife Edith Lewin in 1996.
Los Angeles County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2408 words)
Los Angeles County is a county in California, and the most populous county in the United States, with 10,179,716 residents (as of July 2004)[1].
The coastal portion of the county is heavily urbanized, though there is a large expanse of lesser populated desert inland in the Santa Clarita Valley, and especially in the Antelope Valley which encompasses the northeastern parts of the county and adjacent eastern Kern County, lying just north of Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County was one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850.
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