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Robert Mapplethorpe: Beauty, Power, and Sex from the Outside

14 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — The remarkable two-museum show Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, gathering hundreds of photographs, collages, installations and other objects at both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center, represents just a portion of the spectacular gift of the Mapplethorpe Trust to those institutions.

Elaine Wynn pledges $50 million lead gift to LACMA's campaign; A. Jerrold Perenchio adds to his historic gift

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced today that Elaine Wynn, co-chair of the board, pledged $50 million to kick off the next phase for the Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building. Simultaneously with Ms. Wynn?s gift, Mr. Show More Summary

LACMA receives a historic $75-million windfall, creating an energetic and hope-filled momentum

It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge – raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be...

Guillermo del Toro Bringing Personal Collection to Art Galleries Around the World

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Guillermo del Toro is organizing an exhibit of more than 500 pieces from his "Bleak House," beginning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and then going to tour to Minneapolis, Toronto, Mexico City, Barcelona, Paris, and New York City.

'Elevation of the Cross,' Claes Oldenburg's 'Typewriter Eraser' among acquisitions at LACMA event

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Collectors Committee raised a record-breaking $6.4 million and added five artworks and two collections to LACMA's permanent collection over the weekend. One of the new collections is the Mike Kaplan Poster Collection, more than 880 posters, most from the 1930s...

Natural History Museum in L.A. enlists residents to collect data on urban wildlife

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is embarking on a pioneering plan to collect and inventory all of the urban wildlife in the region. The effort will be led by hundreds of "citizen scientists" trained to collect data for the museum. Curatorial staff will catalog the findings, which...

Lacy cuffs, Hawaiian shirts and Nehru jackets: An advance look at LACMA's 'Reigning Men' style exhibition

Slim culottes paired with powdered wigs. Dandyish suits in shades of candy pink. Leathers custom-designed for motorcycle rides. The upcoming fashion design exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has these -- and many other styles -- covered. "Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015"...

North West Falls Down, Kim Kardashian Contines To Stare at Phone

I suppose of the perks of being part of a large family is that you're never without a babysitter for your child. Over the weekend, the Kardashians took a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum, and everyone was having a grand old...Show More Summary

Kardashian And Jenner Family Take North And Penelope To The Museum, Scott Disick Parties On

A recent Kardashian clan outing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art April 2 saw a whole bunch of the Kardashian-Jenner family show up for the fun. Thanks to E! Online, the details are juicy and fun filled. The Kardashians visited the LA County Museum of Art on Saturday. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, & Family Hit Up the LACMA

Kim Kardashian rocks a custom bomber jacket while visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Saturday (April 2) in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old reality star was joined for the outing by husband Kanye West, daughter North, 2, sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, and her niece Penelope Disick, 3. “Ultra Light Beams,” [...]

Map: The 226 Museums Of Los Angeles County

In honor of #MuseumWeek, a map of the 226 museums in Los Angeles County. [ more › ]

LACMA adds three trustees, strengthens entertainment industry ties

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has added three new members to its board of trustees, including Caroline Grainge, a former fashion executive who is married to Lucian Grainge, the chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group.  The museum, which made the announcement on Tuesday, said...

Major retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe's work on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, a major retrospective examining the work and career of one of the most influential visual artists of the 20th century. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium is co-organized by LACMA and the J. Show More Summary

LACMA's 'Urban Light' Will Go Dark For Two Months

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Urban Light" will be temporarily going dark for repairs. [ more › ]

LACMA's well-known 'Urban Light' will go dark for two months

The lights are going out at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Urban Light,” Chris Burden’s well-known installation of restored Los Angeles street lamps assembled at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to LACMA, will go dark from May 1 to about June 30 for restoration. During the museum’s efforts...

L.A. Mayor Garcetti gives advice on El Niño -- from LACMA's 'Rain Room' -- in new video

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

With a new El Niño storm bringing rain to Southern California, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has posted a public service announcement -- from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Rain Room." Garcetti picked the ironic venue to talk about rain safety and point residents to the city's El Niño...

See what made Rita Hayworth so beloved

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's long-running Tuesday matinee film series not only is one of the best deals in town — $4 for the public and $2 for LACMA members, seniors and children 17 and under — it also shines a spotlight on some of the biggest stars and filmmakers of yesteryear. This...

How Robert Mapplethorpe went from America's pariah to America's sweetheart

Later this month, when the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art open "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium," their joint extravaganza of an exhibition, an extraordinary transformation will finally be complete. The artist will have officially become America's Sweetheart....

ZIP code profile: 90036

The 90036 ZIP code comprises the La Brea, Fairfax and Miracle Mile area. Home to the El Rey Theatre and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the 90036 ZIP code is near popular West Hollywood and the Greater Wilshire/Hancock Park...

LACMA curator emeritus lists modern home for lease in Hollywood Hills West

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The artful modern home of Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator emeritus Maurice Tuchman is up for lease in Hollywood Hills West at $14,900 a month. The spectacular hilltop estate, designed by museum architect Brent Saville for Tuchman, draws inspiration from the superellipse with a curved design...

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