LACMA is Reopening With New Exciting Exhibits!

Indoor Museums can officially open their doors to the public as of March 15, 2021, and LACMA has announced that they are opening their doors to the general public on April 1, 2021 with 6 new exhibitions.



The new exhibits coming to LACMA on April 1st are as follows:


Cauleen Smith: Give It Or Leave It

Give It Or Leave It features a series of experimental portraits of different sites related to spirituality, creativity, and utopianism. This Exhibit is available from April 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021.


NOT I: Throwing Voices

This exhibition stages dialogues across LACMA’s collections, focusing on the misdirection of voice, silence, and sounds. Favoring conversations among objects over singular masterpieces, NOT I includes a special project by Meriç Algün in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, as well as commissions by Raven Chacon, Patricia Fernández, and Puppies Puppies. This exhibit is available from April 1, 2021 through July 25, 2021.


Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative

On view at LACMA for the first time in almost 20 years, Slowly Turning Narrative is a room-sized video installation in the museum’s collection. Slowly Turning Narrative includes two projections on a large central rotating screen. One presents images of virtually everything that constitutes life, embracing the broadest sweep from birth to death. The other shows a close-up of Viola’s head incanting “the one who lives,” “the one who acts,” “the one who reads,” and more. This exhibit is available from April 1, 2021 through June 27, 2021.


View From Here: Recent Acquisitions

View From Here: Recent Acquisitions presents a selection of 16 works newly acquired by LACMA and on view for the first time. This exhibition explores themes of interiority and vastness, isolation and collectivity, stasis and movement and find resonance in our current cultural moment. Representing a range of generational and global perspectives, these artworks are critical additions to LACMA’s collection. This exhibit is available from April 1, 2021 and will be an ongoing exhibit.


Yoshitomo Nara

Spanning over 30 years from 1987 to 2020, Yoshitomo Nara views the artist’s work through the lens of his longtime passion—music. Featuring album covers Nara began collecting as an adolescent, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, an installation that recreates his drawing studio, and never-before-exhibited idea sketches that reflect the artist’s empathic eye, this exhibition shines a light on Nara’s conceptual process. One of the main highlights will be Miss Forest, a 26-foot outdoor painted bronze sculpture that will grace Wilshire Boulevard. This exhibit is available from April 1, 2021 through July 5, 2021.


Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera

Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera features the compelling photographs made during her two-year residency at LACMA. By building room-sized cameras and placing unexposed photo paper across from a pinhole opening, Lutter has adopted the camera obscura as her singular working method, resulting in photographs with an ethereal, otherworldly beauty.


For other exhibits that will be open on April 1, 2021, click here.


Advance timed-entry tickets are required and are available online as of March 5th at 10 am. Face masks are required throughout the museum, including mandatory online health screening, and temperature check at the door.


LACMA Café Airstream will reopen on March 26. Ray’s & Stark Bar and Coffee+Milk (C+M) will reopen on April 7. Dining at LACMA follows the guidelines provided for restaurants by the L.A. County Department of Public Health.


The LACMA Store at the Resnick Pavilion is open with reduced capacity. In-person public programs (tours, talks, film, concerts, and art classes) remain closed until further notice.


Art Classes for Kids


Various Virtual Art Classes for kids are available online Starting Mar 17, 2021. In these classes your kids will experiment with drawing materials and spark their imagination for super fun art activities. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Classes are $20 for members and $30 for general public.


Also, Andell Family Sundays will be popping up every Sunday on LACMA’s YouTube channel or on Unframed. Live links drop at 12:30 pm with creative activities.


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




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