Exterior of BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Museum) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exterior of BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Museum) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

LACMA Will Temporarily Close Beginning Saturday, March 14

March 13, 2020

While LACMA’s mission is to celebrate centuries of creativity and inspiring human endeavors, our foremost priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and neighbors. Following recommendations from Los Angeles County and in coordination with our sister institution, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, LACMA will close temporarily to the public effective tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please also note that all public programs and events, including those hosted at our gallery at Charles White Elementary School, have been canceled at this time. Our public outdoor sculptures and Hancock Park will remain open.

Though we had been hoping to keep our galleries open so that our visitors may look to art for inspiration and solace in these uncertain times, we believe that closure is the best way for us to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

LACMA staff are currently exploring ways for visitors to enjoy our wonderful exhibitions and collections in a digital space, and we will be sure to let you know about these initiatives.

If you have already purchased tickets for general admission or an event, we would be happy to issue a refund or a credit for a future date upon reopening. Please contact boxoffice@lacma.org for assistance. We are working to reschedule as many programs and events as possible in the future, and look forward to updating you on those plans.

Our dedicated staff are the soul of LACMA, and each and every one of them makes the museum a welcoming, creative, and dynamic place for all of Los Angeles County. We are committed to supporting all of our employees, both salaried and hourly, during this unprecedented time.

LACMA will continue to monitor the situation and work with Los Angeles County to assess the need for the continued closure of our public spaces and will notify you immediately of any updates by email, our website, and through social media (@lacma). If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email us at publicinfo@lacma.org. We look forward to welcoming you back to LACMA soon.

Learn more at lacma.org.

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