LACMA is Free Today!

May 28, 2012

Today, join us for another Target Free Holiday Monday at LACMA. Stop by from 12–8 pm for free admission to all galleries, family art-making activities, gallery tours, live music, and more.

On the plaza at 12:30 and 2:45 pm, renowned Los Angeles group George Kahn and the Jazz and Blues Revue will play catchy jazz originals and upbeat jazz versions of popular songs.

Throughout the day, docents will be leading tours throughout permanent collection galleries. Here's the full schedule:

1–1:20 pm Decorative Arts
1:30–1:45 pm European Painting and Sculpture
2–2:50 pm Art of Japan
3–3:50 pm Art of the Ancient World
4–4:50 pm European Painting and Sculpture

Bilingual gallery educators will also be stationed throughout the day in Chris Burden's Metropolis II which is running for special hours just for this Target Free Holiday Monday. The piece will be on view throughout the day and running from 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm; and 6:30–7:30 pm.

After soaking up inspiration from the galleries, visitors are welcome to create their own work of art in an outdoor sketching activity from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The Boone Children's Gallery will be open throughout the day where families can take part in a brush painting activity. Make sure to get your timed tickets to the gallery on site when you arrive! Families can also venture to our Korean art galleries at 2 pm for a special interactive story time.

Boone Children's Gallery

Don't miss your chance to see the acclaimed exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way" before it closes this Sunday. Kids and adults alike will appreciate the vibrant colors and forward-thinking aesthetic of the midcentury masterpieces in the show.

California Lobster two-piece swimsuit, swim trunks, and man’s shirt, Mary Ann DeWeese, 1949, Catalina Sportswear (Los Angeles, 1907–93), collection of Esther Ginsberg/Golyester Antiques, photo © 2011 Museum Associates/LACMA

Also on view are gritty photographs of Japanese urban life in Fracture: Daido Moriyama, beautiful and idyllic photographs of the American West in Robert Adams: The Place We Live, intricate art and objects from ancient Mexico in Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico, and much more!

Alex Capriotti