The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) reopened its galleries


LACMA, Los Angeles, CA



After more than a year of mandated closure as a result of COVID-19, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) reopened its galleries to the public on April 1, 2021, following the guidelines provided by L.A. County for museums. . To provide a safe environment for visitors and staff, LACMA has implemented new health and safety protocols and procedures in accordance with the guidelines provided by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. The new health and safety protocols include limited capacity (25% in red tier as required by the State), advance timed-entry online ticketing, required face mask wearing, mandatory online health screening and temperature check, a touchless visitor experience (including a new touchless check-in system and new sensor-based facility fixtures), enhanced and more frequent cleaning and sanitizing protocols, one-way paths through galleries, physical distancing cues and labels, new gallery guidelines to reduce gathering, hand sanitizing stations, and health and safety protocols signage throughout campus. All in-person events, such as art classes and activities, talks, concerts, film screenings, and group tours have been suspended.


The museum is pleased to announce that visitors to LACMA will be able to see six new exhibitions: Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative (on view through June 27, 2021); Yoshitomo Nara (on view through July 5, 2021); NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE–2020 CE) (on view through July 25, 2021); Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera (on view through September 12, 2021); Cauleen Smith: Give It Or Leave It (on view through October 31, 2021); and View From Here: Recent Page 2 Acquisitions (ongoing). In addition, many of LACMA’s exhibitions have been extended, including Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific (on view through May 2, 2021) and Do Ho Suh: 348 West 22nd Street (on view through August 8, 2021). Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone will be ongoing. The museum’s outdoor sculptures and public park space will continue to be open to visitors. 


 About LACMA


Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.


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