Needless to say, people who are really interested in art, will always find an art museum or gallery to enjoy their collections. Los Angeles with its highly developed culture has a lot of such places of interest for everyone. Yet, even if you are not crazy about art, you still should use the unique opportunity of visiting Los Angeles in order to enjoy its massive art collections.
The Getty Museum
The Getty is the place that absolutely every visitor of Los Angeles should visit. That is so even if you are absolutely not interested in any art at all. Just for the sake of having an opportunity to see the paintings of the world-known artists.
The collection of this museum is gigantic and it the oldest paintings here are from, the medieval period. The museum has an extensive collection of European art including the pieces created by Rubens, Goya, Titian and Rembrandt. In addition to it, you will have a possibility to explore the works of the most respected impressionists and modernists whose works are sold for the dozens and even hundreds of millions of dollars. This list includes Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Monet and Van Gogh.
By the way, this is also a perfect place for history enthusiasts as it has other curious and valuable collections. Here, you will be able to feel a touch of ancient Roman and Greek cultures by watching the decorative arts, antiquities and beautiful sculptures coming form that part of the world. In addition to it, there is a wonderful collection of Medieval German manuscripts.
The Getty is a great place for art and history education. Not only does it offer its guided tours but it also invites everyone for course. Do not forget that the museum complex includes Getty Villa as well where you can have a guided trip to its gardens.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art is regarded to be the largest art museum of the West Coast and its collection is very diverse as it comprises not only amazing works of famous and beloved artists but also a lot of valuable antiquities and ancient artefacts. Here, you will also find weapons, musical instruments and jewellery. The items stored at this museum are coming from around the world including Africa, Europe and Asia. All in all, there are around 150,000 art works and artefacts in the collection of the museum which are covering a 6,000 year period of history.
The works displayed here belong to such famous artists as Picassi, Renoir, Strozzi, Titian, Rembrandt, Cezanne and Monet.
If you are more interested in exploring antiquities, you will certainly find the collections of this museum fascinating as they include a number of valuable items such Mexican and Peruvian silverware, the pottery of ancient Rome and Greece of the 3rd century B.C and much more.