LACMA’s Modern art collection features strong holdings in German Expressionism, and important paintings and sculptures that span the 20th century by artists such as Jay DeFeo, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, René Magritte, Wifredo Lam, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Kurt Schwitters, and Frank Stella. Important acquisitions have included David Bright’s bequest of 23 paintings by František Kupka, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and others; Robert Halff’s donation of 35 works including remarkable examples by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Miró; and paintings and sculptures from the Janice and Henri Lazarof Collection, with works by Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Léger, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, and Picasso.
Ahmanson Building galleries showcasing the Lazarof Collection and highlights of the Modern art holdings are closing on September 2, 2019, for collection inventory and packing. This work is in preparation for the construction of the new building for the permanent collection designed by Peter Zumthor, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The Modern art galleries will reopen in 2020 in BCAM, Level 3, in newly designed spaces, and select works from LACMA's Modern art collections are on view in Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection (through September 15); Mary Corse: A Survey in Light (through November 11); Betye Saar: Call and Response (opening September 22); and more exhibitions to come.
Be sure to visit the galleries before they close on September 2!