Image Credits: Vincent Valdez, El Chavez Ravine, 2005–07, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Ryland Cooder, © Vincent Valdez and Ry Cooder, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Week at LACMA

June 16, 2024

Vincent Valdez and Ry Cooder: El Chavez Ravine features Valdez’s oil painting on a 1953 Good Humor ice cream truck portraying the forced removal of a predominantly Mexican American community for the construction of Dodger Stadium. The work is a monument to a disturbing chapter in L.A. history and symbolizes struggles across the country about affordable housing, eminent domain, gentrification, and discrimination. 

Inspired by the work on view, families can engage with the exhibition at Pop Up Art Workshop: California Cruising on Friday, June 21. When you visit the museum, drop by El Chavez Ravine between 11 am–5 pm for a workshop that will let visitors of all ages reflect on personally significant cultural symbols or historical events and use a 1964 Chevrolet Impala template to create your own artwork.

Families can also head to the Levitt Pavilion and LACMA Summer Art Hop on Saturday, June 22, presented alongside Dining with the Sultan at Charles White Elementary School, to enjoy drop-in, hands-on art-making activities, music, and refreshments at Charles White Elementary School and MacArthur Park.

Now On View

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

Public Programs

Pop Up Art Workshop: California Cruising
Fri, Jun 21 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Jazz at LACMA: Devin Daniels Quintet
Fri, Jun 21 | 6 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza

Juneteenth Free Admission Event
Sat, Jun 22 | 10 am–7 pm | LACMA

Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, Jun 22  | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA

Levitt Pavilion and LACMA Summer Art Hop
Sat, Jun 22 | 4–7 pm | Charles White Elementary School

Latin Sounds: Boogaloo Assassins
Sat, Jun 22  | 5 pm | Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater

Andell Family Sundays—The Art of Simone Leigh (In Person)
Sun, Jun 23 | 12:30–3:30 pm | LACMA

Members Only

Member Monday | Simone Leigh, ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, and More!
Mon, Jun 17 | 6:30–6 pm | Resnick Pavilion & BCAM

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