Artifacts overlaid on a photograph of a coastal landscape

Breastplate [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Huston] and figurative ocarina [Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Muñoz Kramer Collection, gift of Jorge G. and Nelly de Muñoz and Camilla Chandler Frost] showing powerful individuals in centered positions, against a backdrop of the Caribbean coastline, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, photo © Jota Arango

This Week at LACMA

May 22, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend is here—time to let your feet and your mind wander. Start your summer journeys at LACMA and be transported to Colombia in the new exhibition The Portable Universe, opening to the public on Sunday with special musical performance in the galleries, and explore further with the new documentary series about the making of this extraordinary exhibition.

Now On View

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives (Collection II)

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907

Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico

Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes

Modern Art

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

Robert Irwin: Miracle Mile

Barbara Kruger: Untitled (Shafted)

Richard Serra: Band

Chris Burden: Metropolis II

LACMA Around L.A.

What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Riverside Art Museum

Family Album: Dannielle Bowman, Janna Ireland and Contemporary Works from LACMA
Charles White Elementary School

House Model of Circular Dwelling, 200 BC–1300 AD, Calima, Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (2001.1366), photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Evenings for Educators: Barbara Kruger
Tue, May 24 | 4:30–8:30 pm | LACMA

Member Previews—The Portable Universe / El Universo en Tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia
Thu, May 26–Sat, May 28 | 11 am–6 pm | Resnick Pavilion | LACMA Members Only

Jazz at LACMA: Denise Donatelli
Fri, May 27 | 6–8 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Series Screening—The Great and Post-Screening Conversation with Tony McNamara, Elle Fanning, and Nicholas Hoult
Fri, May 27 | 7 pm | Online

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, May 28 | 12–5 pm | LACMA

Classical Around Town with the ABC+ Ensemble
Sat, May 28 | 1 pm | Charles White Elementary School Gallery 

Series Screening—Candy and Post-Screening Conversation with Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Robin Veith, and Michelle Purple
Sat, May 28 | 7 pm | Online

Art & Music: The Portable Universe
Sun, May 29 | 2 pm | Resnick Pavilion

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