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

Artist Ed Moses talks about influences and thoughts that guided him and the processes he used to create drawings in the 1960s and 70s.

Find an extended version of this artist interview here. 

Artist Ed Moses discusses the art he created in the 1960s and 70s.

The exhibition Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s is on view through August 2, 2015. 

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In 2007 LACMA acquired a group of six paintings by the Mexican painter Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz. When LACMA acquired the works they were covered with a yellow varnish layer that obscured the contrast and tonality of the original colors and flattened the perspective. Once removed, the illusion of space and depth returned, revealing the work of a thoughtful and highly skilled artist. This video documents the process of conserving Morlete's pictures.

—Ilona Katzew, Curator of Latin American Art, LACMA.


Read more about conservation projects in Latin American Art on Unframed:

Restoring LACMA’s New Vicente Albán Paintings from Ecuador...

On February 18, 2014, Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with E.C. Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory, about the intersection of art and science.

Late Chris Burden’s monumental performance sculpture, Chris Burden: Ode to Santos Dumont pays homage to ingenuity, optimism, and the persistence of experimentation, failure, and innovation. Inspired by Brazilian-born pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, widely considered the father of aviation in France, the kinetic airship sculpture was completed in 2015 after a decade of research and work by Burden.

In the early morning hours just before dawn on March 10th, 2012, the transporter carrying the megalith that will be part of 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 twenty-two cities in a carefully orchestrated journey that attracted thousands of bystanders. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times.

Levitated Mass is expected to open to the public June 24, 2012. Learn more

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.

Artist Youngmin Lee discusses the history of bojagi in Korea. Learn more about LACMA's Korean Bojagi Community Project and Bojagi Textile Workshops.