As part of LACMA’s mission to offer meaningful experiences through art from many cultures and time periods, we have joined forces with peer institutions throughout the world for an evolving and collaborative approach for museums in the 21st century. Through these partnerships, LACMA can share exhibitions, collections, programs, and more with local, regional, and global audiences.
In 2020, LACMA and Snap Inc. broadened their partnership with a new initiative, LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives. A continuation of the institutions’ commitment to innovation, this initiative pairs artists with Snap Lens Creators to create site-specific AR monuments and murals throughout Los Angeles. LACMA and Snap have long collaborated on projects at the intersection of art and new technology, including LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab (2018–present) and the exhibition Christian Marclay: Sound Stories (2019).
In 2015, LACMA and Hyundai Motor Company announced an unprecedented partnership supporting acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications linked to the museum’s Art + Technology and Korean Art Scholarship initiatives. This partnership is the longest and largest programmatic commitment from a corporation in LACMA’s history. To date, Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor for Rain Room (2015), Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (2015), Alejandro G. Iñárritu: CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) (2017), 3D: Double Vision (2018), and Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing (2019).
Through the Korean Art Scholarship Initiative, Hyundai’s support will enable three exhibitions and museum publications ranging from historic, traditional art forms to contemporary. In addition, this important initiative creates a new platform and a model for research in key aspects of Korean art that have never been explored on a global scale outside of Korea.
The partnership with Hyundai also includes support of LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab program, which has funded over 40 artist projects and presented more than 100 programs to the public.
In 2019, Hyundai’s partnership with LACMA extended to China at the YUZ Museum Shanghai, where Hyundai is the presenting sponsor for a series of exhibitions and accompanying visitor programs that engage the local community. These public programs have a thematic connection to Hyundai’s ongoing involvement in LACMA’s Art + Technology initiative
In 2019, the Yuz Museum Shanghai, LACMA, and Qatar Museums announced a historic collaboration to jointly develop and share exhibitions and programs across their institutions. The partnership aims to encourage the exchange of art and ideas among the three institutions, each a leader in the cultural sector. Each museum will bring unique expertise, collections, and audiences, forging a multi-site exhibition program that is truly global in perspective.
Exhibitions On View at Yuz Museum:
In Production: Art and the Studio System
The Abode of Illusions: The Garden of Zhang Daqian
This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
Exhibitions at the Yuz Museum are organized in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Qatar Museums.
In Production: Art and the Studio System and The Abode of Illusions: The Garden of Zhang Daqian are presented by
In 2018, LACMA and the Autry announced an unprecedented new partnership that allows both museums to expand their programming content through the sharing of collections, joint programs, exhibitions, publications, and more. Via this new model, LACMA and the Autry can now extensively explore the art of the American West, as well as the artistic and cultural connections between the American Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America.
In 2018, LACMA and the Arizona State University launched a partnership of exchange and collaborative research. The first initiative to come of the partnership is a Masters Fellowship in Art History, which aims to accelerate the careers of a new generation of museum professionals by combining academic training and work experience. Collaborations around exhibitions, collection sharing, and other research and training opportunities are expected in the coming years.