Black, gray, and white geometric painting

Billy Al Bengston, Tom, 1968, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of B. Gerald Cantor, © Billy Al Bengston, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Week at LACMA

April 2, 2023

In the 1960s and 1970s, various Southern California artists began to create works that investigate perceptual phenomena: how we come to understand form, volume, presence, and absence through light, seen directly through other materials, reflected, or refracted. Many used newly developed industrial materials—including sheet acrylic, fiberglass, and polyester resin—in their work. Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection reveals the vibrancy and diversity of this aspect of American art history. See the exhibition now!

Now On View

Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938–1945

The Five Directions: Lacquer Through East Asia

Afro-Atlantic Histories

New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions

Conversing in Clay: Ceramics from the LACMA Collection

Modern Art

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: Closed

Thursday: 11 am–6 pm

Friday: 11 am–8 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–7 pm


Member Previews—Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing
Thu, Apr 6–Sat, Apr 8 | Museum hours | BCAM | LACMA members only

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, Apr 8 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA 

Printmaking Taller: Activist Graphics
Sat, Apr 8 | 1–3:30 pm | Charles White Elementary School

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