While this isn’t exactly a museum, it’s still worth including here: a limited-time art exhibit featuring the works of some of the world’s most recognizable street artists like RETNA, Shepard Fairey, and Keith Haring. Curator and graffiti enthusiast Roger Gastman, who also organized Art in the Streets at MoCa back in 2011, decided to put together a second iteration of the exhibit which is meant to take a closer look at the artists behind the paint, housed in a 40,000 square-foot space that will be filled with both interactive and visual installations.
What to know before you go: Beyond the Streets is open 12pm to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday, from May 6 through July 6, 2018. Admission is $25 for anyone ages 3 and up, and free for children under 3. You’ll want to make sure to purchase tickets in advance online, as they will not be guaranteed available at the box office.
Best museum with a view: Getty Museum
While the art inside the Getty Center comes from world-renowned artists like Michelangelo and Van Gogh, the lush, perfectly manicured garden outside is equally impressive. The architecture and views from the Garden Terrace alone are worth a visit, just to stroll the museum grounds and take in the spectacular views of the city. Of course, the permanent collection on display is no slouch either, and includes European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum’s sister property, the Getty Villa off PCH, focuses on Greek and Roman art -- in case it wasn’t obvious from the classic Roman columns and country house design.
What to know before you go: The Getty Museum is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, and 10am to 9pm Saturday; admission is always free. The museum offers daily architectural tours, and a summer concert series called Off the 405, as well as other events year-round. For more information, check out the calendar online.