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! LACMA offers in-person and 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 lead by a team of museum educators, curators, scholars, and artists. Virtual art class participants need to have a computer or tablet with Internet, access to Zoom, and are responsible for their own materials.
Teens ages 16 and older with previous art experience may also join adult art classes.
Need-based scholarships are available for students.
Adult Art Classes are supported in part by the Dorothy Schick Endowment Fund.
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 on select Tuesdays.
Through facilitated discussions, individuals with early stage dementia or Alzheimer's disease have the opportunity to create meaningful connections with works of art.
The program is offered once a month on Tuesdays. Virtual sessions start at 1 pm. Sessions are open for individuals with early stage dementia or Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 1 pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 1 pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
This program will take place online via Zoom.
The program is made possible by Emily Greenspan and Bruce Newman.
Presented in partnership with
Create+Collaborate is a FREE 10-session art program for ages 55+. Participants join a community of peers to learn and experiment with different mixed media techniques such as bookbinding, pottery, fiber arts, drawing, and painting. These classes will be conducted in person with LACMA teaching artists. If you’d like to join the class or are an organization that serves older adults, contact CreateCollaborate@lacma.org.
Through specialized programming designed specifically for older adults, museums can become accessible resources for inspiration, intellectual stimulation, personal reflection, and social engagement.
Storytelling Through Mixed-Media
Tuesdays and Thursdays: January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, February 2, 7, and 9
10 am–1 pm
This session is currently full.
The Art of Weaving
Tuesdays and Fridays: March 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, April 4, and 7
10 am–1 pm
This session is currently full.
Create+Collaborate will return in the fall of 2023.
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.