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How LACMA found its zoot suit -- and set a new auction record

For five years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been working on an exhibition about the history of men's fashion from the 18th century to the present. And for five years, its curators have been desperately trying to acquire one key piece: an authentic 1940s zoot suit. The flared, broad-shouldered...

A study in contrasts

Armineh Hovanesian captured this photo during a family outing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Sunday. She looked across the street and was struck by the color and design of the Petersen Automotive Museum. She snapped this photo with her iPhone 6.  "I noticed the person walking under...

Museums Are for Lovers (of Social Media)

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — You enter the Diana Thater installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and start to read the introductory wall text.

LACMA announces new mobile app featuring full collection access, location awareness

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced its latest mobile app for iPhone and Android devices featuring full access to more than 85,000 works of art in its extensive collection, interactive tours of the galleries, a full event calendar, and more. Show More Summary

Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents "Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Works of Africa"

last monthArts : Artdaily

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of Naval time. Time may be easy to measure, but it is challenging to understand. Five leading contemporary artists of Africa explore temporal strategies to convey how time is experienced?and produced?by the body. Show More Summary

Eight bronze sculptures created by Liz Glynn on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity, a group of eight bronze sculptures created by the Los Angeles-based artist and on view for the first time. The series was produced from plaster props...Show More Summary

Random International's Rain Room presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and RH, Restoration Hardware announce the West Coast debut of Rain Room (2012), an immersive work by the London-based artist collective Random International. Within this large-scale installation, water falls continuously to create a cacophonous interior downpour that pauses wherever a human body is detected. Show More Summary

Datebook: Contemporary African video, riffs on the color blue, a pop surrealist's new show

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A new video art show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art plays with the nature of time. An artist’s new series of collaged works are a rhapsody in blue. And a Westside space opens up shop on the Eastside with an exhibition of pop political artist Ron English. With Christmas fast approaching,...

'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination' at LACMA stuns the senses

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Walls dissolve in Diana Thater's beautiful, affecting retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For 25 years, the L.A. artist has been creating immersive video installations that appear to breach the contours of the gallery, transporting viewers into other realities: swimming with...

'Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination' at LACMA stuns the senses

Walls dissolve in Diana Thater's beautiful, affecting retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For 25 years, the L.A. artist has been creating immersive video installations that appear to breach the contours of the gallery, transporting viewers into other realities: swimming with...

Art for Instagram: 3 lessons from LACMA's 'Rain Room'

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Rain Room by Random International at LACMA has been wildly popular since opening early last month. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) The "Rain Room" at the L.A. County Museum of Art - the installation consisting of a torrent of falling water that ceases to fall whenever the viewer steps into...

LACMA's Tuesday matinee series salutes Bing Crosby in December

Los Angeles County Museum of Art's long-running Tuesday matinee series pays homage to Bing Crosby in December with five of his greatest films. First up on Tuesday is 1956's "High Society," the glossy musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" also starring Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Scheduled...

Director Peter Sohn brought a natural touch to once-troubled 'Good Dinosaur'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

On a sleepy afternoon at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in early November, Peter Sohn sprang from his seat and started acting out a scene from "Lawrence of Arabia." "It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Rum!" Sohn said, spreading his arms and raising his voice in the...

LACMA's Art+Film Gala a Gucci eclectic-dressed fest

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted its star-studded Art + Film Gala on Saturday night. But with so many designers and creatively dressed in attendance, it may be time to start calling it the Art+Film+Fashion Gala. The event honored artist James Turrell and Academy Award–winning director...

Slew of Sexy Stars Shine at LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala

Busting out the formal finery for a fabulous evening, some of Tinseltown’s hottest ladies converged for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s annual gala last night (November 8). Kim Kardashian made sure everyone could see her growing...Show More Summary

Alejandro Inarritu accepts LACMA honors, adds politics to pomp of gala

Following a gracious introduction by Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexican film director Alejandro G. Inarritu said Saturday night he was accepting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film gala honors on behalf of all Mexicans. "Cinema is a bridge between the others and us," Inarritu said...

Kim Kardashian Steps Out In See-Through Lace Jumpsuit

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Kim Kardashian has never let her pregnancy get in the way of fashion.  The reality TV star turned heads at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s fifth annual Art + Film Gala on Saturday, wearing a sheer lace jumpsuit that looked like...Show More Summary

Drought Adds Wrinkle to ‘Rain Room’ Exhibit in California

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

An artwork that lets visitors walk through a downpour without getting wet, a hit in New York in 2013, has taken on new meaning with its arrival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Wallis Annenberg Center, aiming to be a major cultural player, taps David Bohnett as chairman

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

David Bohnett, former chairman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and board member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., will add another position to his list this month: chairman of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills....

Feedback: Let's talk Chris Rock for Oscars host pick

Art is on wall, not on your cellphone On a busy Saturday, as I stand in the plaza at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art working as a docent guide, I find it hard to engage with the guests as they are all buried in their cellphones or mobile devices ["Tap and Tour," Oct. 25]. If you want to look...

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