Where is the event?
At LACMA, in the Resnick Pavilion, and BCAM, Level 1, plus exterior walkway.
Address: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

What is LACMA?
Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.

LACMA is preparing for the construction of our new building for the permanent collection—the David Geffen Galleries. Opening in 2024, the building will breathe new life into thousands of years of art history.

While the original permanent collection galleries are closed, art from the museum’s collection will continue to be on view in exhibitions in BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion. Urban Light and Levitated Mass will continue to be open to visitors.

When is the event?
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 7:30–11 pm

What is this event?
DAPPER DAY + LACMA: Swinging Soirée is an after-hours event featuring exhibitions currently on view at LACMA. This event is a partnership between LACMA and DAPPER DAY® Events, which celebrates “stepping out in style.” This is the fifth event that DAPPER DAY® Events and LACMA will host together at the museum.

DAPPER DAY + LACMA: Swinging Soirée is a celebration full of art, fashion, music, and dancing. From vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks, you're invited to bring your own style to the party.

Definition: dap·per
Adjective: neat and trim in appearance; very spruce and stylish

You're invited to dress your best and join hundreds of art lovers for a special evening of art, style, music, dancing, and more! Visit LACMA’s exhibitions in BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion, learn interesting art histories, have a drink, and dance inside the museum with the masterpieces on view.

What is the event schedule? 
The DAPPER DAY + LACMA: Swinging Soirée schedule includes:

7:30–11 pm | Dancing with tunes by DJ Professor Watson indoors in the BCAM Building. Cash bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine


Do I need a ticket to attend this event?
A free ticket is required for this after hours event. There is a free ticket option and new for this year, a paid Swinging Soirée Plus ticket option.

Purchase a Swinging Soirée Plus ticket for all day access—10 am–7 pm—to the museum galleries. Then, skip the Swinging Soirée general admission line with special check-in for Plus ticket holders. Enjoy an exclusive lounge and bar, with a complimentary glass of champagne. Limited number of $25 tickets available.

Ticketing Information
DAPPER DAY + LACMA Swinging Soirée
Free ticket reservations now sold out. A standby line will form at 6 pm at the Ticket Office near Urban Light on the day of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of space being made available to guests in this line.

NEW FOR 2020: DAPPER DAY + LACMA Swinging Soirée Plus
$25 General Public/$20 LACMA Members | Tickets still available

Includes all day museum admission 10 am–7 pm, expedited party entry, exclusive bar and lounge area, with a complimentary glass of champagne.


What should I wear to this event?
DAPPER DAY events celebrate refined style from yesterday and today. Think of this as a stylish cocktail party! See DAPPERDAY.com for photos from past DAPPER DAY events. 

Are there any apparel or accessories that I shouldn’t wear or bring?
For your convenience and the safety of our artwork, we encourage you to check your large bags at our Ticket Office. Bags larger than 11" wide x 8" deep x 14" long will not be permitted in the galleries and must be checked. Along with bags, we require that you check parasols, umbrellas, and any other large hand-held accessories before entering the galleries. 


Can I take pictures?
You are welcome to take personal photography and video in most galleries. Exceptions are noted with an icon near the title of each work, or at the entry to select galleries. Please, no flash, tripods, or selfie sticks.

Will there be a photographer?
There will be a professional photographer taking pictures of the event and visitors. These photos may be featured on LACMA or DAPPER DAY social media and other marketing materials.


Where can I park while visiting LACMA?
Visitors may park in the Pritzker Parking Garage located on 6th Street, just east of Fairfax Avenue, or in the lot at Spaulding Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Parking costs $16 for cars entering before 7 pm and $8 for cars entering after 7 pm. Metered street parking is also available. Please read signs carefully, as parking on Wilshire Boulevard and in the neighborhoods surrounding LACMA is heavily restricted, and cars are ticketed and towed during certain hours. 

Will construction affect getting to LACMA and parking?
The subway is coming to LACMA! As part of the Purple Line Extension, Metro has expanded its work on the Wilshire/Fairfax station. Please expect reduced lanes and left-turn restrictions along Wilshire Boulevard in front of the museum.


Can I bring children?
Yes. This is an event for all ages.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, but dogs are not allowed into LACMA gallery spaces. 


Will there be food and drink available for purchase?
LACMA has several on-campus dining options. With grab-and-go salads at the LACMA Café, lattes at C+M (Coffee + Milk), gourmet farm-to-table cuisine at Ray's & Stark Bar, and much more—there's something for everyone. Cash bars will be serving beverages during Swinging Soirée.

Note: Museum admission is not required to drink and/or dine at any of our dining establishments.

Ray's & Stark Bar
$$$ | Smidt Welcome Plaza | Menu
10 am–8 pm

C+M (Coffee and Milk)
$$ | Smidt Welcome Plaza | Menu
10 am–6 pm

$$ | Smidt Welcome Plaza | Menu
11 am–6 pm