Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history and the globe.
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@SoCalMuseums are about to have a very public summer fling, coming together on Thursday, June 29 for the 2nd annual #LAInstaFling! Each of the 21 participating museums—covering art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will post on its own Instagram account about another institution, sharing what makes its subject a must-see destination for visitors, both digitally and IRL. Follow along as we post about all things related to @sbmuseart! #MuseumInstaSwap
The world's smallest contemporary art museum holds four people and features a famous two-minute tour. Only nine days left to support its journey from Guatemala to LA! 🥚Visit lacma.org/kickstarter #NuMu2LACMA#lacma#elnumu
Most fully developed in 18th-century Britain, the conversation piece was a specific type of group portrait that usually depicted a family involved in some everyday activity. Here, William Hamilton depicts Alexander Masterton and His Wife and Children. Which figure represents you on a #SundayFunday? We would be the snoozing dog.
Did you know full evening dress originated in the early 19th century? From formal wear to street wear, learn about 300 years in men's fashion by taking a virtual tour of #ReigningMen#WeWearCulture bit.ly/2sn6FK6 @googleartsculture
Since its founding in 2012, Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) has become one of the most unconventional and exciting cultural destinations in Guatemala City. A 2.5 x 2 meter former drive-thru egg-selling kiosk, it has been repurposed into a gallery space with a maximum occupancy of 4 people, making it the world’s smallest contemporary art museum. Help us bring a replica to LACMA! Visit 🥚 lacma.org/kickstarter 🥚#NuMu2LACMA#art#travel
California poppy fields have always been well-loved. Granville Redmond became identified with his paintings of poppy fields; this piece is from 1926. See it now in the Art of the Americas building, level 3. #lacma#firstdayofsummer
This type of sculpture is called a haniwa, meaning "clay ring." Haniwa were placed on top of tombs for the wealthy elite in Japan from 300 to 600 AD. There are many surviving examples of haniwa, but this horse is extraordinarily tall, at four feet. See it now in the Pavilion for Japanese art, level 4. #lacma
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." — Matisse ⠀
Stop by the museum this weekend to escape the heat and get lost in art. #Matisse#LACMA#LACMAPlusYou#regram via @alyssapacaut featuring Henri Matisse's "La Gerbe" (1953)
Guatemala’s first and only contemporary art museum is hitting the road for the very first time! Help us bring the Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) to LACMA in a road trip for the books. The egg-shaped replica of the museum will travel 3,000 miles over two weeks with stops in Guatemala, Mexico and the U.S. But we need your help to make it happen! #NuMu2LACMA 🥚
Last chance to see "Moholy-Nagy: Future Present"! Closing this Sunday, the exhibition surveys the expansive oeuvre of artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) through approximately 300 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, photographs, photomontages, films, and examples of graphic, exhibition, and theater design. #lacma#moholynagy#moholynagyfuturepresent
This copper sculpture depicts the Hindu gods Shiva and Parvati united as one being called Ardhanarishvara. This androgynous image united masculinity and femininity to emphasize the non-duality of the divine principle. See it now in the Ahmanson Building, level 4. #lacma#sculpture
Today, LACMA launches the second installment of its “Artists on Art” video series featuring contemporary artists discussing works in the museum's encyclopedic collection that have intrigued them and fed their own creativity. Hear directly from artists like Gajin Fujita, Mark Grotjahn, Pae White, and Peter Shelton. Visit lacma.org/artistsonart to view the full series.
Pictured: Ed Ruscha on Marcel Duchamp's "With Hidden Noise" (France, conceived 1916, fabricated 1964); Helen Pashgian on Georges de La Tour's "The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame" (1652); Thomas Demand on "Water Container for Tea Ceremony", (Japan, 1573-1615) #lacma#EdRuscha#HelenPashgian#ThomasDemand#artistsonart
Today is the second Tuesday of the month, which means free general admission for all visitors! Take advantage of free tours offered throughout the day featuring some of our special exhibitions and permanent collection highlights. #lacma#LACMAPlusYou#SamFrancis#regram via @cassianomecchi featuring Sam Francis’s “Toward Disappearance” (1957)
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Now open, “Home—So Different, So Appealing” is the first exhibition presented at LACMA as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative that explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles and brings together arts institutions across Southern California. “Home—So Different, So Appealing” features approximately 100 artworks by 40 Latino and Latin American artists that complicate the seemingly simple theme of “home.” @PSTinLA#pstlala#pstatlacma#lacma
#regram via @myrahassaram “the museum as a playground”
Now at LACMA as part of the exhibition “Home–So Different, So Appealing,” “Magic Carpet/Home” by artist María Elena González invites visitors to play on its undulating surface that replicates the floor plan of an apartment. Member previews continue tomorrow, June 9 and the exhibition opens Sunday, June 11 as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA! Learn more about this artwork on unframed.lacma.org. #MaríaElenaGonzález#pstlala#pstatlacma#lacma
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The latest edition of Wear LACMA, our art + fashion collaboration with L.A.-based designers, launches today with leather goods by Kendall Conrad, jewelry by Lena Wald, and menswear—a first for the project—by Outerknown, all inspired by art from LACMA’s permanent collection. Wear LACMA is available at the LACMA store or online at thelacmastore.org, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. #LACMA#WearLACMA
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Frans Snyders’s monumental paintings of larders and market scenes were originally displayed as pairs or groups of four. “Game Market” hung with a second painting of equal dimensions representing a fish market until both were sold to separate owners in 1987. Check out the painting in the Ahmanson Building. #lacma#FransSnyders#LACMAPlusYou#stillife#regram via @unanane
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June is the last month to see "Moholy-Nagy: Future Present," as well as the complementary exhibition "Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present." On view Saturdays and Sundays only in LACMA’s Study Center for Photographs and Works on Paper, "Light Play" features still- and moving-image works by artists who have extended the parameters of photography—a medium defined as the recording of light. #lacma#FarrahKarapetian#photography
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This oil painting on paper by artist Albert Bierstadt depicts the Grizzly Giant sequoia in Mariposa Grove in @Yosemitenps—one of countless examples of portraying our environment’s beauty in art. See it now on level 3 of the Art of the Americas Building. #AlbertBierstadt#GrizzlyGiant#lacma
In spring 2018, LACMA will present an exhibition of works created by the ancient Mimbres, who occupied a long river valley in Southwestern New Mexico from about 900–1150 CE. This photo taken by LACMA curator Nancy Thomas, depicts the mudbrick remains of a closely related culture in Northern Mexico at the Casas Grandes site of Paquimé. Swipe left to see an example of the Mimbres works that will be featured in the exhibition. #lacma#mimbres
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This Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives for our country with Vincent Valdez’s “Excerpts For John” (2012). The series presents an unfolding sequence of a military funeral procession. Uniformed pallbearers carry a casket out of a cemetery and silently march their way through city streets and into an American barrio. The procession carries on until it reaches its final resting place: home. View the series in the upcoming exhibition “Home—So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957,” opening June 11. #MemorialDay#lacma#VincentValdez#pstlala#pstatlacma
Today, Conjunto Oye! kicks off the 2017 season of Latin Sounds at LACMA. Put on those dancing shoes and head to Hancock Park at 5 pm for some salsa music!
Join us this weekend for the opening of “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry,” a presentation of approximately 150 diverse enamel pieces including vases, incense burners, and more. The exhibition will be on view through February 4 in the Pavilion for Japanese Art. #lacma#cloisonne#japaneseart
Relive your favorite LACMA exhibitions by taking home a set of our promotional street pole banners! The LACMA store offers an array of banners from past exhibitions like this one from "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky" (2014). Members enjoy a special 20% discount during our Member Shopping Days, from May 25–28. Shop in-store or online at thelacmastore.org. #lacma#lacmastore#membership#membershoppingdays
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The next time you visit LACMA, be sure to check out Sam Durant’s “Like, man, I’m tired of waiting” (2002) installed on the west facade of the Ahmanson Building. Durant’s electric lightbox, like other works from this series, appropriates the text of a hand-lettered sign pictured in photographs of a civil rights march in 1963, exploring how a phrase can be transformed in different contexts and media. #lacma#SamDurant#LACMAPlusYou#regram via @mqba [Sam Durant, “Like, man, I’m tired of waiting”, 2002, promised gift of Susan Hancock in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary]
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April showers bring May flowers! This image of a lush bouquet of flowers by the Dutch artist Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) can be downloaded free of charge via LACMA’s collections website. Launched in 2013, the site hosts nearly 30,000 high-quality images of art from the museum’s collection, all available to download and ready to use as you see fit. Visit us in-gallery or online at collections.lacma.org. #lacma#JanvanHuysum#Dutchart#stilllife
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