Join museum educators, artists, curators, and experts for artist talks, tours, classes, and more as they explore works of art and the creative process.
Image: Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA, by Duncan Cheng
Looking for an opportunity to spend quality time in the galleries with works of art in the collection? Interested in learning about the creative process from artists or about the latest exhibition on view at LACMA? Talks at LACMA offer something for everyone and include lectures, symposia, conversations with artists, dining experiences alongside food and wine historians, and more.
Interested in learning about the collection and architecture of LACMA or the latest exhibition? Join a trained docent on a tour to explore LACMA's collection and exhibitions! Tours are offered daily, free with museum admission.
Join studio art classes for discussions in the galleries and studio time to realize drawing, painting, mixed-media, or printmaking projects. Take gallery classes to deepen observation skills and learn about composition, color, technique, and personal expression.
Taught by educators, curators, or scholars, art history classes can include presentations and discussions in the galleries.
Teens 16 and older with previous art experience may also join adult classes.
Adult Art Classes are supported in part by the Dorothy Schick Endowment Fund.
Join us for our monthly gallery tour for visitors with cognitive impairments. Through facilitated discussions, individuals with early stage dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have the opportunity to create meaningful connections with works of art on view through facilitated discussions.
The program is offered once a month on Tuesdays at 1 pm and is open to individuals and their caregivers.
Questions? Email @email.
The program is made possible by Emily Greenspan, Bruce Newman, and the Long Family Foundation.
Additional support provided by
“I didn’t think I could do something artistic. I am proud of it. It keeps the mind sharp.” —Create+Collaborate participant
“[I learned that] everything is possible. Age is unimportant. You can always learn. Now that I have time, I have time to create.” —Create+Collaborate participant
Create+Collaborate is a free 10-session printmaking class designed for older adults (ages 65+) who are seeking to learn new skills and join a community of peers who also share this interest. Through active participation, students look at art in the museum’s galleries, experiment with different printmaking techniques, engage in the process of learning, and contribute to the collaborative spirit of the class.
The design of the program supports participants' discovery of the museum as a place of inspiration, intellectual stimulation, personal reflection, and social engagement. Each 10-session class culminates with a display of student work and a reception. This celebratory event allows friends and family to see the accomplishments of all of the participants and bring a sense of pride and belonging to the students.
Through specialized programming designed specifically for older adults, museums can become accessible resources to this valuable yet often underserved population.
Questions? Please contact @email.
We are currently seeking participants for upcoming fall, winter, and spring sessions. Organizations interested in participating can apply now.
This program is generously supported by Minneapolis-based Aroha Philanthropies.
Make a short film in these free classes designed exclusively for veterans.
Draw inspiration from artists in LACMA’s collection and dissect movie clips to discover the mechanics behind great filmmaking. Over eight weeks, professional filmmakers will teach you how to create a compelling short film that captures your unique perspective. Finished films will screen at LACMA and be part of an online channel showcasing the diverse experiences of veterans. All levels welcome and all equipment provided.
Applications for the 2019 session are now closed. Check back in 2020 for more information.
Presented by LACMA in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, Veterans Make Movies is a three-year initiative consisting of filmmaking workshops, screenings, and community events focused on highlighting the veteran experience.
Veterans Make Movies is presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library and was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.