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Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles (USA)

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Web: http://www.lacma.org
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City: Los Angeles (see more Museum in Los Angeles)
Type of place: Sights
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is an art museum founded in 1910 in Los Angeles. It is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Hancock Park, adjacent to La Brea. The museum's collection includes over 100,000 works from antiquity to the present. This makes it the largest museum in the United States west of Chicago. Particularly extensive and important is the collection of American, Korean and Islamic art. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1910 as part of the Museum of Science, History and Art in the Park of the University of Southern California was founded. At this time it did not possess its own collection. It also did not have the funds for purchases, so that the works were only on loan to the inauguration. In the 1920s and 1930s, the museum's collection grew, due to financial support from the company. One of the fastest growing areas of the collection belonged to the Asian Art. As the exhibition space was too small, the original museum building has been extended by a wing. In the decade after the end of World War II increased the collection of mainly traditional works of American and European art and Egyptian art objects. This play by William Randolph Hearst donated an important role, the Board also began to consider establishing an independent museum. For this purpose a piece of land donated by Allan Hancock on Wilshire Boulevard. In 1961, the independence of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History has been decided. The trustees were planning a museum that would take a high rank among the art-historical museums. In 1965, opened the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in today's situation. It moved into the three buildings designed by William Pereira museum. At that time, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest newly built museum in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC The permanent exhibition of the museum's collection was shown at this time in the Ahmanson Building, during special exhibitions have been presented in the Hammer Building. Next to it stood a hall with the Bing Theater for lectures available. Two years after its opening in 1967, founded the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in its own center for preservation and restoration of the collection.
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