One of the most popular museums in the city, LACMA has helped build its audience with evening jazz concerts and a strong film series, including bargain matinees. No visit is complete without a wander through the park, where sculptures by Rodin and Calder vie for attention with a heartbreaking tableau of a doomed mammoth family in the famous tar pit at the neighboring Page Museum. LACMA's holdings span seven buildings and 20 acres in the middle of Los Angeles--enough could fill a dozen specialty museums. A labyrinth of galleries showcase strengths of the permanent collection, such as Japanese art, German expressionism, pre-Columbian art and costumes. And the Broad Art Museum features heavyweights like Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol and John Baldessari. Touring exhibitions are often surprisingly edgy; it was LACMA, not MOCA, that hosted the Whitney's Mike Kelley retrospective. Other major traveling shows have included a history of the Egyptian pyramids and high-profile Van Gogh, David Hockney and Salvador Dali retrospectives.