Simone Leigh, Overburdened with Significance (detail), 2011, Bridgitt and Bruce Evans, © Simone Leigh, photo by Timothy Schenck

This Week at LACMA

May 26, 2024

Over the past two decades, Leigh has created works exploring questions of Black femme subjectivity and knowledge production. Addressing a wide swath of historical periods, geographies, and traditions, her art references vernacular and hand-made processes from across the African diaspora, as well as forms traditionally associated with African art and architecture. Simone Leigh, co-presented in Los Angeles by LACMA and the California African American Museum, offers visitors a timely opportunity to gain a holistic understanding of Leigh’s complex and profoundly moving work.

Learn more about the artist and the exhibition when you join a free docent-led tour

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

New Acquisitions to the Rifkind Center

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


Emmy Contenders Showcase—Under the Bridge and Post-Screening Conversation
Tue, May 28–Mon, Jun 3 | Online | LACMA members only

Evenings for Educators: ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN
Wed, May 29 | 4:30–8 pm | LACMA

Jazz at LACMA: Sweet Baby J’ai
Fri, May 31 | 6 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Birding LACMA: A Morning Community Bird Walk
Sat, Jun 1 | 8:30 am | LACMA

Communities Create LA! Patterns in Art and Nature
Sat, Jun 1 | 10:30 am | Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, Jun 1  | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Communities Create LA! Strike Up the Band
Sat, Jun 1 | 1 pm | A C Bilbrew

Latin Sounds: Dayren Santamaria
Sat, Jun 1  | 5 pm | Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater

Capturing Communities: ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN
Sat, Jun 1 | 5 pm | American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles

Andell Family Sundays—¡Nuestra Historia! (In Person)
Sun, Jun 2 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

Fiber Maker's Circle
Sun, Jun 2 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

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