Read articles, exhibition catalogues, and publications from the museum

Grab a seat and explore some of our favorite blog posts, catalogues and other writing from LACMA's archives. 

Return to LACMA @ Home

Unframed: Articles from the LACMA Blog

Check out some of our favorite articles, features, interviews, and behind-the-scenes stories from our blog, Unframed.

Two Centuries of Black American Art

Seeds of Institutional Change

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow Jabrea Patterson-West researched the origins of LACMA’s 1976 exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art—one of the first comprehensive surveys of African American art—to understand how the museum’s institutional history and exhibition programming have evolved from LACMA’s opening in 1965 to today.

Read More


Books and Exhibition Catalogues from LACMA Publications

Catch up on your art-related reading by checking out LACMA’s  various online publications available for Kindle and in PDF format.

Image: Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, from the series Listen, 2011

Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East

In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. Flip through the exhibition catalogue from the exhibition Islamic Art Now, LACMA’s first major installation of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East.

View Publication