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Lacma
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Venue Type: Museum
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
December 4th - April 30th, 2017
Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera
November 20th - March 26th, 2017
Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Mathias Grünwald, Hans Holbein, Tilman Riemenschneider, Peter Vischer
November 13th - April 16th, 2017
October 30th - April 2nd, 2017
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists
Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Larry Bell, Tacita Dean, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Ken Gonzales-Day, Mark Hagen, Glenn Kaino, Friedrich Kunath, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Diana Thater, James Welling, Mario Ybarra Jr., Brenna Youngblood
September 25th - March 19th, 2017
Solo Exhibition
Toba Khedoori
September 11th - January 2nd, 2017
The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Julie Mehretu, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella
August 16th - January 7th, 2017
Sculpt
Loris Greaud
August 13th - March 12th, 2017
July 16th - January 2nd, 2017
CARtoons: Art of America's Car Culture
Steve Austin, Fred Boatman, Joe Borer, Dave Deal, Nelson Dewey, Mike Dormer, Dennis Ellefson, Tom Foxmarnick, Bob Hardin, Hank Hinton, Shawn Kerri, Darrell Mayabb, Errol McCarthy, Pete Millar, Alex Niño, William Stout, George Trosley, Monte Wolverton
June 11th - December 18th
May 29th - May 29th, 2017
Light Reignfall
James Turrell
December 20th, 2015 - January 2nd, 2017
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa
Sammy Baloji, Theo Eshetu, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Mon-Tue,Thu 12-8; Fri 12-9; Sat-Sun 11-8
Phone
323-857-6000
Gallery type
Contemporary
DESCRIPTION

With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.

LACMA’s seven-building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation known as the Transformation and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The first phase of the project opened in early 2008, introducing an open-air pavilion called the BP Grand Entrance as well as the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, featuring 60,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors. BCAM's inaugural installation includes expansive spaces devoted to the art of Richard Serra, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Chris Burden, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and many more.

LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Among the museum’s special strengths are its holdings of Asian art, housed in part in the Bruce Goff-designed Pavilion for Japanese Art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and José Clemente Orozco; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.

In April 2006, Michael Govan became CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA. Formerly president and director of Dia Art Foundation and deputy director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Mr. Govan is the seventh director in LACMA’s forty-six-year history.


Mission Statement
To serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.