Downtown LA Art Museums and More

From MOCA to The Broad

The Downtown LA art museums, theaters, concert halls and other arts and cultures venues found near Kawada Hotel include world-famous institutions with rich histories and incredible architectural design. Scope out Andy Warhol at MOCA, Barbara Kruger at The Broad or take in a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, known for its excellent acoustics.

Read more about Los Angeles museums and other cultural points of interest found in the surrounding downtown districts and beyond.

The Broad

Founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, this new contemporary art museum houses over 2,000 works of art across two floors of exhibition space.

221 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Located within walking distance of Kawada Hotel, this downtown music venue was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and is known for its excellent acoustics.

111 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Music Cente

This colossal performing arts center is home to the Ahmanson Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. These four venues host live performances throughout the year.

135 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The downtown branch of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (or MOCA) is the main center for this local institution and offers exhibitions, educational programs, and more.

250 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012


This contemporary arts center is well known for its innovative visual, performing and media arts and is located inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season offers an expansive roster of work by globally renowned artists inside one of the most versatile and advanced presentation venues in the world.

31 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Beyond Downtown LA...
El Capitan Theatre

This restored movie theater features Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and is known for hosting film premiers for Walt Disney Studios.

6838 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Griffith Observatory

Situated on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, this public astronomy monument includes a planetarium, a theater, and several interesting exhibits. Visitors can also enjoy the sweeping city views.

2800 E Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

J. Paul Getty Museum

This institution features two campuses, known as the Getty Center and The Getty Villa. The Getty Center in Brentwood houses Western art while the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades includes art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Hollywood Bowl

This historic amphitheater in Hollywood first opened in 1922 and is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Countless musical acts have performed beneath the venue’s massive band shell.

2301 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA features over 150,000 works that include ancient art and more contemporary pieces. It is the largest art museum in the Western United States.

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

TCL Chinese Theatre

This theatre is located along the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it has hosted many film premieres, Academy Awards ceremonies, and other noteworthy events since opening in 1927.

6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028