Video

Explore short video features, including artist interviews, talks with director Michael Govan, and exhibition previews.

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. celebrates the legendary Los Angeles print shop's 50th anniversary. In this video, co-founder Sidney Felsen shares stories behind works by Joseph Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and other artists featured in the exhibition

The artist talks about his work on the occasion of Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode, March 11, 2010--June 6, 2010.

Michael Govan talks with National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman about the NEA's agenda, including the Our Town grants that provide more than $6.5 million in funding to support the arts as an integral part of revitalizing communities. The discussion explores the NEA’s recent research on arts engagement, the impact of declining art education on public participation in the arts, and Chairman Landesman’s interest in theater and country music. The NEA is the largest national annual funder of the arts in the U.S.

We've been busy this year. Take a look and see what we've been up to. Narrated by Reid Scott.

This video covers the recent and more distant history of an eighteenth-century period room and its remarkable journey from Damascus to Los Angeles. It documents a four-year long process of study and conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Now restored, the room exudes a kind of grace, warmth and beauty, which is in keeping with its original function as a place for welcoming guests.

In the early morning hours just before dawn on March 10th, 2012, the transporter carrying the megalith used to create Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass at LACMA arrived at the museum. The transporter traveled through four counties (Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles) and 22 cities in a carefully orchestrated journey that attracted thousands of bystanders. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest moved since ancient times.

 

LACMA hosted a free community weekend to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition pavilion in October, 2010.

This video follows Clarissa Esguerra, Assistant Curator, and  Melinda Kerstein, Mount Maker in the Department of Costume & Textiles, while they get a mannequin dressed and ready for the exhibition Reigning Men. The ensemble shown here features a a silk embroidered coat that was made around 1800 in France. 

Frame x Frame: Reimagining the Everyday is a tour and digital animation workshop for seventh grade students. Teaching Artists lead students on a tour of the collection, analyzing how artists have transformed ordinary objects in unexpected ways. Following the tour, students visit the studio where they re-imagine everyday items by combining the traditional art of drawing with technology. Learn more.