Video

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

The installation of Tony Smith's monumental sculpture, Smoke, in the atrium of the Ahmanson Building at LACMA.

Artist, Carolina Caycedo, gives a walkthrough of her artist book Serpent River Book. She demonstrates how the book is folded into this serpent-shaped object, explains the meaning behind the visuals she chose, and shows the map that inspired this project. This artwork is on view in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy. 

January 9, 2018

Michael Govan talks with W. Richard West, Jr., president and CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West, about an innovative partnership between LACMA and the Autry. Inspired by both museums’ renowned and complementary collections—spanning from the ancient to the contemporary, and including art of the ancient Americas at LACMA and the Autry's native North American cultural materials—the partnership will facilitate collections sharing, curatorial collaborations, scholarly research, and thoughtful programming. Govan and West discuss this new initiative and the evolving, increasingly collaborative approach of museums in the 21st century.

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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.

Hear professionals in the worlds of art, music, and costume design reflect on Chagall's designs for the ballet and opera. Featuring costume designer Albert Wolsky, costume historian Bobi Garland, visual artist Frances Stark, opera director and Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage exhibition designer Yuval Sharon, LACMA installation specialist Melinda Kerstein, and LACMA curators of Costume & Textiles Clarissa Esguerra and Kaye Spilker. 

The exhibition is on view through January 7, 2018.

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.