LACMA Will Temporarily Close Beginning Saturday, March 14

While LACMA’s mission is to celebrate centuries of creativity and inspiring human endeavors, our foremost priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and neighbors. Following recommendations from Los Angeles County and in coordination with our sister institution, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, LACMA will close temporarily to the public effective tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please also note that all public programs and events, including those hosted at our gallery at Charles White Elementary School, have been canceled at this time. Hancock Park and our public outdoor sculptures, including Urban Light and Levitated Mass, will remain open.

Though we had been hoping to keep our galleries open so that our visitors may look to art for inspiration and solace in these uncertain times, we believe that closure is the best way for us to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

LACMA staff are currently exploring ways for visitors to enjoy our wonderful exhibitions and collections in a digital space, and we will be sure to let you know about these initiatives. 

If you have already purchased tickets for general admission or an event, we would be happy to issue a refund or a credit for a future date upon reopening. Please contact @email for assistance. We are working to reschedule as many programs and events as possible in the future, and look forward to updating you on those plans. 

Our dedicated staff are the soul of LACMA, and each and every one of them makes the museum a welcoming, creative, and dynamic place for all of Los Angeles County. We are committed to supporting all of our employees, both salaried and hourly, during this unprecedented time.

LACMA will continue to monitor the situation and work with Los Angeles County to assess the need for the continued closure of our public spaces and will notify you immediately of any updates by email, our website, and through social media (@lacma). If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email us at @email. We look forward to welcoming you back to LACMA soon.


What You Can Do

  • Stay home and avoid close contact with others if you or a member of your household are sick or feeling unwell. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw tissues in the trash, and immediately wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands and use alternate greeting methods




March 13, 2020



The subway is coming to LACMA! As part of the Purple Line Extension, Metro is currently at work on the Wilshire/Fairfax station. LACMA will be open during the construction phase. 

Please check back here for any timely updates about road closures or other Metro activity that may affect your visit.

Enjoy wireless internet access throughout the campus. Look for lacma-free-wifi in your settings on your personal wireless device.

Learn more about LACMA policies for visitors.