Los Angeles is for Art Lovers: Charter a Bus to LA’s Best Art Museums

Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills — these are the things that pop into people’s minds when they hear “Los Angeles.” However, LA has more to offer than the glitz and glam of the rich and famous, like the places art lovers flock to. 

Art galleries are spread all over Los Angeles. You’ll find exhibits for all types of art forms, from sculptures to paintings and even digital art. Exhibits also feature a wide range of artists, from impressionists such as Claude Monet to contemporary artists like Andy Warhol. There's no doubt your artsy soul will be satisfied.

Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, it is always best to have a charter bus in Los Angeles to take you around. Charter bus rentals eliminate common issues with group travel, such as staggered arrivals and stressing about parking and traffic. The buses in our network will drop you off and pick you up according to your schedle, so you can become captivated by the magnificent art in these museums without stressing over traffic,parking, or finding reliable transportation. You can get a free, no-obligation price quote for your LA bus rental by calling 310-295-9547.

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Charter a Bus to LA's Art Museums

Whether we recognize it or not, art is part of our daily lives. No matter where we go, we see different art forms, from the buildings we pass to the landscapes we see or even the photos we look at or post online. However, our busy schedules don't always allow us to appreciate these art forms, so we end up just passing them by.

When you go to art museums, however, you have the opportunity to break away from your busy schedule and appreciate art at your leisure. You will also learn more about art and dive into the artist’s train of thought.

As we mentioned, there are several art museums around Los Angeles County, and exploring them all one by one might take days. When you rent a charter bus in Los Angeles with Champion, you can rent your bus by the hour, mile, or day. Whatever makes the most sense for your group! We offer charter bus rentals in Los Angeles for field trips, corporate groups, and more. To help you with your art appreciation journey, we've listed some of the best places to visit on a charter bus around LA.


Hammer Museum

Named after its founder, the Hammer Museum features Armand Hammer’s art collection. Other art collections in the museum include works by famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gauguin, Sisley, and John Singer Sargent.

Today, the Hammer Museum holds 300 art programs a year in addition to its exhibitions. You can join lectures and readings and watch concerts and film screenings. The museum also partnered with UCLA for the “Hammer Projects,” a program regularly offering exhibitions dedicated to international contemporary artists in addition to its existing collection. With this program, you can discover artists from around the world, most of whom may not yet be known in the international art scene. The best part is it's free of charge!

You can submit a request for a reservation to the Hammer Museum at least three weeks in advance of your preferred date. 

The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Norton Simon Museum

Take your charter bus to LA’s Pasadena, and stop at the Norton Simon Museum, which holds collections of European and Asian artwork. 

The museum prides itself on featuring over 8,000 works of art, including some by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. You can also find South and Southeast Asian art and artifacts inside the Norton Museum, including preserved Tibetan and Nepalese thangkas, or Buddhist cloth paintings. You will also find Japanese woodblock paintings, which are definitely a great sight to see.

If you appreciate art from the Renaissance to the 20th century as well as Asian art, the Norton Museum is the right place for you. However, these are not the only attractions in the museum, as it also has a beautiful garden full of statues and exotic trees.

Groups of 15 members or more should reserve their spot in the museum at least three weeks before the date they would like to visit. You can contact the museum via phone at 626-449-6840 to reserve. Your Los Angeles charter bus will drop you off on Colorado Boulevard near the museum.

The Norton Museum is located at 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Your LA charter bus tour could start with the largest art museum in the western United States: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Built in 1910 by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the LACMA showcases more than 150,000 works of art. These are housed in five buildings and even extend outdoors. You can find works of art in the museum that span over 6,000 years! The LACMA is also famous for its large-scale public art installations and sculptures, which are definitely a sight to see. An example of these famous art installations is Urban Light, an outdoor installation of restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s.

With all the works of art in the LACMA, it's easy to get lost when exploring. Remember that each of the five buildings in the museum is dedicated to a specific type of art. You can find modern and contemporary art in the Ahmanson Building. The Americas Building features American, Latin American, and pre-Columbian arts. Explore Korean and Chinese art in the Hammer Building. The Pavilion for Japanese Art holds sculptures and Japanese ceramics. Lastly, contemporary temporary exhibitions can be found at the Resnick Pavilion.

You can make a reservation for group admission and get a special group rate if you call 823-857-6010 or email groupsales@lacma.org.

The LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


The Getty Center

Hop on your Los Angeles charter bus and head to another one of the city’s famous art museums: the Getty Center.

Known for its gardens and grand architecture, the Getty Center also holds art collections, including works of great artists and master sculpturists such as Rembrandt, Poussin, Titian, Manet, and Watteau. In addition to its museum, the Getty Center also holds the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute, which together establish its name as a true cultural paradise.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Hollywood Museum

Los Angeles is the home of glamorous Hollywood, and it's no wonder there’s a museum dedicated to it. Housed in art deco style and perfect for your Los Angeles movie buffs itinerary, the Hollywood Museum showcases over 10,000 cinematographic objects, including posters, scripts, props, costumes, and even photos of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Here, you can see outfits worn by Marilyn Monroe in all their glory, as well as Elvis Presley’s bathrobe.

Other than exhibits dedicated to the stars, the Hollywood Museum also has props from award-winning movies, such as Hannibal Lecter’s prison cell in The Silence of the Lambs. Take a sneak peek into the world of Hollywood history when you visit this museum as part of your Los Angeles charter bus tour itinerary.

You can find the Hollywood Museum at 1660 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

Over the past few years, digital art has become one of the rising forms of art on the international scene. Artists have incorporated technology into their pieces, creating artworks that define this generation of technology. Created in 2004, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art showcases works from artists all over the world who create digital art.

The LACDA often holds calls for applications and open exhibitions. You can find all digital art forms in LACDA, from video to new media and even sculpture.

The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art can be found at 104 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.


Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM)

Also known as the Broad Museum, the BCAM holds a wide array of contemporary art and was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.

The Broad Museum is known for its huge number of artworks, numbering at about 2,000 pieces. Among these, you will see works by contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Barbara Kruger. If you're passionate about contemporary art, the Broad Museum will be your haven.

Although admission to the Broad Museum is free, tickets are limited by time and date. If your group consists of 10 or more people, you might have to go through multiple transactions, as only 9 tickets can be booked per transaction. You will also have to pay a little extra if you want to visit the special exhibitions.

The Broad Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 221 S Grand St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Your LA charter bus driver can drop your group off directly in front of the museum so you can avoid finding parking and go straight to admiring the artwork with your group.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Next in line is the Museum of Contemporary Art, located right next to the Broad Museum. If you want to visit both on the same day, you can have your LA charter bus drop you off at the Broad Museum and collect you at MOCA.

The Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1979 and is the only museum in Los Angeles founded by an artist. MOCA has a permanent collection of over 7,000 contemporary artworks. Here you'll find pieces by Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol in its permanent art collection. The MOCA is also known for holding temporary exhibitions of other well-known artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jackson Pollock.

If you plan to visit the MOCA with a group of more than 10 people, you must book a reservation through the museum’s Group Visit and Tour Request form.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Museum of Selfies

Another way visitors can appreciate art is through immersive art. This type of art installation uses technology that allows visitors to “enter” the artwork and become its protagonist. Immersive art can even be used as a backdrop for your next social media post! Los Angeles has its own museum for immersive art: the Museum of Selfies. Here, you can go to the art installations in every room and fully participate in them. 

General admission to the Museum of Selfies is $25 for adults. For more information, contact the museum through its email address info@museumofselfies.com.

You can find the museum at 6757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Fortunately, by taking a bus rental around LA, you won’t have the stress of navigating the boulevard traffic — you can leave that to the expert in the driver’s seat!


The Annenberg Space for Photography

Photography is another form of art that magnificently captures its subject. At the Annenberg Space for Photography, you can look at the world through the lens of great photographers. 

This museum hosts rotating exhibitions by photographers whose work has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, and even National Geographic.

The Annenberg Space for Photography has free admission. However, if your group comprises 20 or more people, you should make a reservation through its group request form.

The Annenberg Space for Photography is located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Your LA charter bus won’t be able to park in the museum’s lot, but the driver can drop your group at the Annenberg before departing to park close by at Cheviot Hills.

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Featuring the collection of railroad tycoon and his wife, Henry and Arabella Huntington, the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens are filled with many amazing things to see. The Huntington Library contains rare manuscripts as well as rare books, including Shakespeare’s first folio. 

Another sight to see is the Huntington Art Gallery, where over 1,200 pieces of historical European art can be found. Outside, you can see the 120-acre botanical garden, where you can find 16 themed gardens. Among these is the Desert Garden, which holds a large collection of cacti and succulents from all over the world. You can also wander through the Shakespeare Garden, which highlights plants common in England during the writer’s lifetime.

Before visiting Huntington, it's a good idea to make a reservation by calling 626-405-2240. Your Los Angeles charter bus can take you from wherever you are straight to the museum, which is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 99108.


Museum of Neon Art

This one-of-a-kind museum is dedicated solely to electric and neon art. 

Among the many installations in the Museum of Neon Art is the original Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which features an animated dragon. The museum also holds many historical signs and artifacts, including a collection of neon clocks.

If you want to learn more about the electric, light-based art that can be seen in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the Museum of Neon Art also sponsors narrated nighttime bus tours. 

Groups larger than nine should make a reservation two weeks before their preferred date. You will also have to pay in advance for 10 people, with the balance paid prior to the tour.

The Museum of Neon Art is located at 216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204.

Take an Artsy Trip Around Los Angeles Today

If you're planning to take a tour of history through art, be sure to include these galleries and art museums in your Los Angeles charter bus itinerary. Beyond the fact that the displays are pleasing to the eyes, you can also learn about time periods, from the 12th century to the last decade. Revel in the beauty of the works of the world’s masters of the arts, and understand the world we live in much better. 

You can take advantage of the buses we charter when visiting these galleries and art museums, so you can relax and focus on appreciating all the artwork you’ll see. The buses in our network can accommodate groups of all sizes for any occasion, and come with every amenity you need from A/C to onboard WiFi. Call 310-295-9547 for a free quote on your bus rental in Los Angeles.