Howard Smith for Vallila (Finland), Textile, designed c. 1978, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Kenneth Erwin, © Erik J. Smith & Erna Aaltonen, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Week at LACMA

December 25, 2022

African American artist Howard Smith moved to Finland to escape systematic racism and lack of professional opportunities in his home country. In Finland, Smith designed printed textiles, many of which were exported back to the United States. Visit LACMA this week and see Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 to learn about artists like Smith and the extensive design exchanges between the Nordic countries and the United States.

Now On View

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938–1945

The Five Directions: Lacquer Through East Asia

Afro-Atlantic Histories

New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions

Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980

The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art

Conversing in Clay: Ceramics from the LACMA Collection

Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink and Contemporary Brush

Modern Art

Reexamining the Grotesque: Selections from the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection

Yassi Mazandi: Language of the Birds

LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives (Collection II)

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.

Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany
Charles White Elementary School

Museum Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 11 am–6 pm

Wednesday, December 28: 11 am–6 pm

Thursday: 11 am–6 pm

Friday: 11 am–8 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–7 pm


Gallery Tour—The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art
Tue, Dec 27 | 2 pm | Resnick Pavilion

Boone Children's Gallery
Fri, Dec 30 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Gallery Tour—Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980
Fri, Dec 30 | 3–4 pm | LACMA

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, Dec 31 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Classes & Camps

Winter Art Camp (Ages 9–12): Afro-Atlantic Histories & Celebrations
Mon, Dec 26–Fri, Dec 30 | 10 am–3 pm | Online

Winter Art Camp (Ages 6–8): Art Detectives
Mon, Dec 26–Fri, Dec 30 | 10 am–3 pm | Online

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