In this video, curators Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director & Director of the Program for for Art of the Ancient Americas, and Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA, discuss the exhibition Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time.
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Michael Govan talks with Ford Foundation President, Darren Walker about civic engagement and the power of art and creative expression to transform communities. In 2016, TIME Magazine named Walker one of “The 100 Most Influential People” for moving one of the nation’s largest foundations toward the goal of conquering inequality. The Ford Foundation’s efforts to dispel inequity range from reducing mass incarceration to promoting social justice storytelling through art, film, and investigative journalism. The discussion touched on a range of the Foundation’s initiatives as well as the ways art and artists are becoming catalysts in transforming cities and communities.
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.
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.
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.