Join museum educators, artists, curators, and experts for artist talks, virtual tours, virtual 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.
Painting, printmaking, collage, and more from the comfort of your own home! LACMA offers virtual art classes for adults. Explore artwork from the museum's collection and exhibitions, enjoy lively discussions, and create art projects. Learn new skills or build on existing interests.
We are preparing safe, creative, and fun workshops inspired by LACMA’s collection and led by a team of museum educators, curators, scholars, and artists. Participants will need to have a computer or tablet with internet and access to Zoom.
Teens ages 16 and older with previous art experience may also join virtual adult art classes.
Adult Art Classes are supported in part by the Dorothy Schick Endowment Fund.
Through facilitated discussions, individuals with early stage dementia or Alzheimer's disease have the opportunity to create meaningful connections with works of art.
Join LACMA teaching artist Elonda Norris, in partnership with Alzheimer's LA, for engaging, fun, and free art chats! Elonda will guide care partners and persons living with dementia or Alzheimer’s to look at and discuss works of art from the museum's collection—from the comfort of your own home, or in person on select Tuesdays.
The program is offered once a month on Tuesdays. Virtual sessions start at 1 pm. In-person sessions take place at 10 am before the museum is open to the public. Both types of sessions are open for individuals with early stage dementia or Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
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This program will take place online via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 10 am
The program is made possible by Emily Greenspan and Bruce Newman.
Presented in partnership with
Create+Collaborate is a free 10-session virtual printmaking class designed for older adults (ages 65+) who are seeking to learn new skills and join a community of peers. Through active participation, be inspired by LACMA’s collection, experiment with different printmaking techniques, and contribute to the collaborative spirit of the class.
The design of the program supports participants' discovery of art as a place of inspiration, intellectual stimulation, personal reflection, and social engagement. Each 10-session class culminates with a virtual art show of the students’ work. This celebratory event allows friends and family to see the accomplishments of all the participants and bring a sense of pride and belonging to the students.
Participants will need to have a computer or tablet with internet and access to Zoom. Each participant will receive an art kit of art materials selected by the teaching artist before the session begins.
Questions? Please contact ArtClasses@lacma.org.
We are currently seeking participants for upcoming fall, winter, and spring sessions. Organizations interested in participating can apply now.
Through specialized programming designed specifically for older adults, museums can become accessible resources for inspiration, intellectual stimulation, personal reflection, and social engagement
This program is supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.
From 2016 to 2019, LACMA facilitated Veterans Make Movies, a filmmaking program for military veterans that provided knowledge, skills, and a focus on relating experiences about the human condition from a veteran’s perspective. The program also included screenings and a film archive, which shares stories and builds understanding and empathy about veterans’ experiences.
For more information about L.A.-based opportunities for veterans in the arts, check out the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance.
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.
When news of a novel coronavirus arrived in the United States in early January, xenophobia was not far behind. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of racist attacks against Asian Americans increased. As the number of confirmed cases exploded in America, racial disparities in health outcomes became starker. The hardest hit are often Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities—many of whom are essential workers. Before and throughout the pandemic, Black and Brown people across the nation have continued to be murdered at harrowing and unacceptable rates by the police.
Join For Freedoms, GYOPO, LACMA, and StopDiscriminAsian (SDA) in a series of lively virtual conversations about the pandemic’s impact on the movement for racial justice, and the country’s long standing health, economic, and racial inequities.