I am an Angeleno, and LACMA is my hometown museum. Coming here as a child, with school trips, as a curator, and now as the head of LACMA’s education department, has been an exciting journey. I work with a team of passionate and dedicated educators who share LACMA love with more than 650,000 kids and families every year through activities on campus and throughout the community.
It’s important to me that people know we aren’t only providing arts opportunities for children and students—LACMA fosters an environment of lifelong learning. There are ways for people of all ages, from all walks of life, to engage with the museum throughout their lives.
NexGenLA provides free membership for L.A. County residents 17 years of age and younger. During this time, kids and their families can attend Story Time in the Galleries, artmaking workshops, and guided tours geared toward younger audiences. As they grow up, artist lectures, film screenings, and music programs provide new opportunities to deepen their relationship with LACMA and the vibrant arts community of Los Angeles. For our older audience, we offer Create+Collaborate, a free 10-session printmaking class designed for members of the baby boomer generation and older to learn new skills and join a community.
As the county museum, it is LACMA’s mission to ensure that everyone has access to the arts and cultural opportunities. Gifts to LACMA Fund provide vital support for educational programs that engage and inspire, and continue to have an impact for years to come. It takes a village to bring the arts to Los Angeles, and that includes you. Gifts to LACMA Fund enable us to share the transformative power of art with children, teens, and adults.