LACMA's collection of contemporary art contains almost two thousand works from across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, created between 1968 and the present. A diverse range of mediums are represented: painting, sculpture, installation and conceptual art, video and film. In 2008 the collection was augmented by the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, designed by architect Renzo Piano. Taken together, the works of the Broad and LACMA collections form a rich and nuanced history of art after World War II. See works by Southern California artists or visit a selection of online exhibitions. Learn more about selected artworks or browse by artist.
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The Director's Series: Michael Govan and John Baldessari
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan in conversation with renowned contemporary artist John Baldessari. Michael Govan and John Baldessari talk about the artist's collaborations with LACMA, including his acclaimed design for the Magritte and Contemporary Art installation, LACMA's new logo, the large-scale banners seen along Wilshire Boulevard, and next summer's retrospective of his work.
Last fall LACMA held its first annual Art + Film Gala, honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari. For those who were there, one of the big highlights of the night turned out to be a short film about Baldessari (narrated by Tom Waits!), made by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, aka Supermarché. Just yesterday we received the green light to share it with you. So, here you go: everything you ever wanted to know about John Baldessari, including his wi-fi password. Enjoy...
This Sunday, LACMA celebrates Earth Day with a day full of tours, art-making workshops, music, and more. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, marked the birth of the modern environmental movement. Designed to be a teach-in about conservation and environmental issues, it tapped into the grassroots movements driving many of the anti-war protests and groups. Earth Day 1970 brought issues of pollution, conservation, deforestation, and endangered species into a broader public consciousness...