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Venice Architecture Biennale, Day 1: Govan and Zumthor make their LACMA pitch

10 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Having won a measure of financial and political support at home for their plan to remake the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Govan and Peter Zumthor have taken their show on the road — to Italy. Govan, LACMA's director and chief executive since 2006, and Zumthor, the Swiss architect who...

Guillermo Del Toro's Memorabilia Collection To Become a Museum Exhibit

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

'Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters' will be at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art all summer.

Watch Neil Young Debut EARTH At Natural History Museum In LA

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Neil Young debuted his upcoming live album EARTH at the Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County last night. The listening party began with a brief introduction from Young himself — “As John Lennon would say, ‘Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream'” — after which the album played in its entirety in high […]

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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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 monthHumor / 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

last monthArts : Culture Monster

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

last monthHealth : 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

2 months agoArts : 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

3 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...

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