Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Location: Los Angeles

2013 Exhibitions: Stanley Kubrick (November 1 - June 30), Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy (November 11 - February 10), Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture (October 1 - April 1)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has an expansive collection and extensive history. The museum's permanent collection is broad-reaching—it ranges from the sculpture of Nigeria's Benin Kingdom to the calligraphic scrolls of the Edo period in the Japanese Pavilion, the monumental Levitated Mass piece, and 20th century couture. The museum has also mounted crowd-drawing exhibitions such as the Tim Burton retrospective that began its tour from New York City's Museum of Modern Art. A November Los Angeles Times article tallied the numbers—"The show drew 363, 271 visitors...an average of 2,700 a day." Amazingly, Tim Burton is not the most popular man LACMA has hosted; the 1978 exhibition Treasures of Tutankhamun drew over 1.2 million visitors.


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