LACMA tweeted all programming was canceled due to an unspecified "security threat," and added that LAPD officers were on campus investigating the call.
A threat has been called into LACMA and LAPD is on campus and investigating. In the abundance of caution we have decided to close the museum for the day.— LACMA (@LACMA) May 25, 2018
The La Brea Tar Pits Museum and Park facility was also closed as a precaution, and all staff and guests were evacuated.
Officers were dispatched to the area, located in the 5800 block of Wilshire Boulevard, at about 10:45 a.m. to determine the credibility of the threat, an LAPD spokesman said. Explosives experts were called in to search the property.
City News Service contributed to this report.