Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 12 noon to 8 pm
Friday: 12 noon to 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm Closes at 5 pm on New Years Eve.
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
$5, seniors (62+) and students (18+) with ID
$1, children/younger students ages 6 to 17
Free, children up to 5 years of age.
*The second Tuesday of each month is free to all.
Members receive unlimited free admission to all standard exhibitions for two adults and for their children under 18 (individual members may bring one adult guest free).
Added to JGarden:
The Pavilion for Japanese Art is unique in America as a separate building dedicated to the display of Japanese Art within the complex of a large, encyclopedic museum. The Pavilion houses the museumís collection of Japanese works dating from around 3000 b.c. to the twentieth century. Check the calendar on the LACMA web site for a list of days on which tours of the Pavilion are held.
The garden, designed by Kawana Koichi and constructed in 1988, is located outside the lower level of the Japanese Pavilion.
Apart the Pavilion, the museum is a terrific one with outstanding resources. They have several libraries open to members including:
American Quilt Research Center: 323-857-6085
Art Research Library: 323-857-6118
Costume and Textiles (Doris Stein Research and Design Center): 323-857-6085
German Expressionist Studies (Robert Gore Rifkind Center): 323-857-6165
Prints and Drawings: 323-857-6074
Visual Resource Center: 323-857-6116
Location & Parking
The main buildings at LACMA (also known as LACMA East) are located in the Miracle Mile area between Fairfax Avenue and La Brea Avenue, on Wilshire Boulevard, just east of Ogden Drive.
LACMA West is two blocks west, at the northeast corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
Pay parking is available in the lots at Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue, and at Wilshire and Ogden Drive. Parking in these lots is free every day after 7 pm.
With the south wind a gentle goddess came.
She soaked the bronze, she soaked the fountain,
She soaked the swallow's belly and its feathers of gold.
She hugged the tide, lapped the sand, drank the fish.
Secretly she soaked the temple, the bath-house, the theatre,
The confusion of her platinum lyre --
the tongue of the goddess -- secretly.
Soaked my tongue.
Nishiwaki Junzaburô trans. by Bownas and Thwaite 20th century