Simone Leigh, Martinique, 2022, courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, © Simone Leigh, photo by Timothy Schenck

This Week at LACMA

May 19, 2024

Simone Leigh, co-presented in Los Angeles by LACMA and the California African American Museum (CAAM), is the first comprehensive survey of the richly layered work of this celebrated artist. LACMA’s presentation features approximately 20 years of Leigh’s production in ceramic, bronze, video, and installation. 

Join us in celebrating the opening of this highly anticipated exhibition all week long with a LACMA Party on Wednesday, May 22, An Evening with Simone Leigh on Thursday, May 23, Member Previews, Thursday, May 23, through Saturday, May 25, and the Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 26. 

Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting

Imagined Fronts: The Great War and Global Media 

Vincent Valdez and Ry Cooder: El Chavez Ravine

Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca and The Great Wall

Modern Art

Artist Selects: Silke Otto-Knapp, The Living We Are Doing, Always Among Others

Yassi Mazandi: Language of the Birds

LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives (Collection III)

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

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 | ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, Korean Treasures, and More!
Mon, May 20 | 6:30–9 pm | LACMA

Wed, May 22 | 6–8 pm | LACMA

Member Previews—Simone Leigh
Thu, May 23–Sat, May 25 | Museum hours | Resnick Pavilion | LACMA members only

An Evening with Simone Leigh
Thu, May 23 | 5 pm | California African American Museum

Jazz at LACMA: Katisse
Fri, May 24 | 6 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Emmy Contenders Showcase—Queens and Post-Screening Conversation
Fri, May 24–Thu, May 30 | Online | LACMA members only

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, May 25  | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Latin Sounds: Ozomatli
Sat, May 25  | 5 pm | Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater

Emmy Contenders Showcase—Red, White & Royal Blue and Post-Screening Conversation
Sat, May 25 | 7 pm | Online | LACMA members only

Andell Family Sundays—The Art of Simone Leigh (In Person)
Sun, May 26 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

Fiber Maker's Circle
Sun, May 26| 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

Simone Leigh Opening Celebration
Sun, May 26 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

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