In 2015, LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab awarded Jonathon Keats a grant to explore how wearable technology could enhance, diminish, or alter the identity of the wearer. The artist worked with Lab advisor John Suh and his team from Hyundai Motor Company to extend his ideas about wearables into the automotive realm. Titled the Roadable […]

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This short video celebrates the life of artist Charles White as part of this exhibition “Life Model: Charles White and his Students”. About the exhibition: Presented at the original Otis Art Institute campus where Charles White was the first African American faculty member (now an eponymous elementary school and LACMA satellite), this companion exhibition to […]

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On view at LACMA February 3, 2019 – July 28, 2019. About the exhibition: Central Asia’s textiles are rich with patterns influenced by the various cultures that traveled through or settled along the historic Silk Road. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the region experienced a renaissance in ikat, a technique where silk threads […]

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Oscar-winning director of “Birdman” and “The Revenant,” as well as LACMA’s 2015 Art+Film Gala honoree, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, speaks with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan about CARNE y ARENA, a conceptual virtual reality installation that was on display at the museum in 2018. About LACMA Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is […]

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West is an artist whose work explores the process and materiality of filmmaking. Through video, installation, and performance, West presents celluloid film and negatives that have been subjected to a variety of chemicals and physical manipulation. She has drawn on, crushed, skateboarded over, and smeared film, in addition to applying deodorant, perfume, Jell-O shots, body […]

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For Artists on Art, Barbara T. Smith discusses three etchings by Francisco Goya y Lucientes. Barbara T. Smith is a Los Angeles-based artist who works in a variety of media, including performance, video, installation, painting, drawing, and artist’s books. She often uses her own body in her work and explores themes on human nature, sexuality, […]

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On view at LACMA February 17 – June 9, 2019. About the exhibition: The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, “Charles White: A Retrospective” traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, […]

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To our supporters and visitors, thank you for making possible everything we do.‬ About LACMA Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art […]

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On December 8, 2018, LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Tavares Strachan launched his project ENOCH into space. Created in collaboration with LACMA, Strachan’s ENOCH is centered around the development and launch of a 3U satellite that brings to light the forgotten story of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African American astronaut selected […]

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Watch the installation of Zhu Jinshi’s “Wave of Materials” (2007/2019) at LACMA. On view through September 15, 2019. About LACMA Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to […]

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