Installation photo, Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9–July 16, 2023, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Week at LACMA

June 16, 2023

Happy birthday, Sam Francis! With over 60 works, Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s work in relation to ma and other aspects of Japanese aesthetics. Celebrate the artist's birthday and artistic legacy with two days of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, workshops, talks, and family activities on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25.

Now On View

Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond

Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing

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

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982

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 Monday: Women Defining Women; Sam Francis; Light, Space, Surface; and More!
Mon, Jun 19 | 6:30–9 pm | Resnick Pavilion and BCAM | LACMA members and invited guests only 

Personal Connections (Virtual)
Tue, Jun 20 | 1 pm PT | Online

Members-Only Series Screening—The Peripheral and Previously Recorded Conversation with Featured Actors and Filmmakers
Tue, Jun 20–Mon, Jun 26 | 7 pm PT | Online | LACMA members only

Boone Children's Gallery
Fri, Jun 23 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Jazz at LACMA: Highland Park House Band
Fri, Jun 23 | 6–8 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, Jun 24 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Celebrating Sam Francis’s 100th Birthday
Sat, Jun 24 | 11 am–4 pm | LACMA

Latin Sounds: Trombor
Sat, Jun 24 | 5–7 pm | Hancock Park 

Celebrating Sam Francis’s 100th Birthday
Sat, Jun 25 | 11 am–4 pm | LACMA

Fiber Maker's Circle
Sun, Jun 25 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

Andell Family Sundays—Happy Birthday Sam Francis! (In Person)
Sun, Jun 25 | 12:30–3:30 pm | Zev Yaroslavsky Plaza

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