Installation view of the new Modern Art presentation on BCAM, Level 3, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 13, 2021–ongoing, photo © Fredrik Nilsen

This Week at LACMA

October 31, 2021
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

This week, get ready for The Obama Portraits Tour, featuring Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's iconic portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 

Also, make sure to check out Black American Portraits, presented in conjunction with The Obama Portraits Tour. Both exhibitions open on November 7 with entry included in General Admission.

Now On View

Carmen Herrera: Estructura Verde

Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation INK Collection

Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870–1900

Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation

Modern Art

Yoshitomo Nara

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

Robert Irwin: Miracle Mile

Barbara Kruger: Untitled (Shafted)

Richard Serra: Band

Chris Burden: Metropolis II


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11 am–6 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Friday: 11 am–8 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–7 pm

Rico Gatson
Rico Gatson, Bird (detail), 2015, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Marco Nocella, © Rico Gatson, photo courtesy Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York


Self-Guided Audio Tours—Modern Art Galleries

Ongoing | 10 am–8 pm | BCAM, Level 3

Special Professional Development Workshop: The Obama Portraits

Wed Nov 3 | 5–6 pm | Zoom

Member Previews—The Obama Portraits Tour

Thu Nov 4–Sat Nov 6 | Open Museum Hours | Resnick Pavilion

Member Previews—Black American Portraits

Thu Nov 4–Sat Nov 6 | Open Museum Hours | Resnick Pavilion

Film Screening—A Broken House and a Post-Screening Conversation with Director Jimmy Goldblum and Film Participant Mohamad Hafez

Fri Nov 5 | 7–8 pm | Slipstream

In Conversation: Amy Sherald and Elaine Welteroth

Sun Nov 7 | 6–7 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Photo by Maria Ramos


Friday Art Night—Fun Interactive Cards

Fri Nov 5 | 6–8 pm | Zoom

Family Art Class: Mixed Media Joy (Ages 6+)

Sat Nov 6 | 10 am–12 pm | Zoom

Communities Create LA! Expressive Portraiture Series

Sat Nov 6 | 10:30 am–12 pm | Compton

Adult Art Class: Figure Drawing

Sun Nov 7 | 10 am–12 pm | Zoom

Portraits Open House Family Activity

Sun Nov 7 | 12–3:30 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Adult Art Class: Acrylic Painting Techniques

Sun Nov 7 | 2–4 pm | Zoom

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