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The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss.
The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss. The museum has no 'traditional' art, so bring an open mind. The gift shop (free entrance) is fun for at least 20 minutes of wonder and awe. There are two branches located downtown, but there is another at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue.
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Impressive hall architecture complete with tours most days
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, presenting an excellent program of classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz
At 73 floors and 1,017 feet, it is said to be the tallest building between Chicago and Hong Kong
Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building is one of Southern California's most remarkable architectural achievements
Huge library rebuilt in the 1980s and '90s
The Theater District along Broadway has been converted to discount jewelry, electronics and ethnic shops, but much of the architecture and the marquees remain
A tranquil hideaway tucked in the heart of the Jewelry District
This large and austere cathedral, dedicated to Saint Vibiana, is the head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The Japanese district features restaurants, museums, and shops
A branch of MOCA tucked away in Little Tokyo