Where to Go After Quarantine: Part One by Amy Li

The LACMA’s Urban Light sculpture.

Feeling bored at home? Can’t stand quarantine anymore? Longing to go out and travel with friends? Hang in there! In the midst of this global pandemic, staying healthy should be your first priority. While you are staying at home, look forward to your adventures after quarantine with this series about places to visit in Los Angeles!

Upon first thought, Los Angeles evokes images of the glamour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Sunset Strip. However, these places only represent a part of LA. Visitors can also enjoy a tranquil stay in the city, appreciating its fine art or experiencing its different cultures. For the first installation of this travel series, let your mind travel to the following museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in LA’s artistic atmosphere.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Opening status: The LACMA is temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

Highlights: This museum is one of largest in the western United States, with more than 142,000 works that present a sampling of global art history. In the LACMA, visitors can not only see a wide variety of art styles, but also collections from countries such as China, Japan, and Greek. What’s more, the LACMA also has a section dedicated to the relationship between science and art.

My favorite feature of the LACMA is the Urban Light sculpture. It’s delightful to see the perfect arrangement of the lamps during the day but it’s even prettier when all the lights are on at night. Because the height of the lamps is not uniform, visitors can take numerous photos of the sculpture from different angles.

All in all, the LACMA is a wonderful place to visit for those who wish to immerse themselves in a creative setting and take some artistic pictures as well. If you can’t wait until the LACMA to reopens, the museum is also hosting virtual events for visitors to enjoy, such as free art tutorials, documentaries, short films, and online courses. Click here for more information.

If you want to know more about interesting places to visit in LA, stay tuned for my next article!