This Weekend at LACMA: Holiday Hours, Free Docent Tours, Special Exhibitions

As we head into the Christmas weekend, LACMA’s hours will be reduced: on Christmas Eve we will close at 5 pm (Ray’s will close at 3 pm), and we will be closed all day on Sunday. That said, many of you have today and/or Monday off (not to mention family in town looking for some fun)—and there is plenty to see at the museum. Check our calendar for a variety of free docent-led tours every day, including special exhibitions and the permanent collection and lasting anywhere from fifteen to fifty minutes. Whether you opt for a tour or not, there are plenty of exhibitions to see that will satisfy any number of appetites. Here’s a rundown, moving across campus from west to east:

Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals, installation view

Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals (closes January 2!) | BCAM

Glenn Ligon, “Hands,” 1996, collection of Eileen Harris Norton, courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles, © Glenn Ligon, photograph by Fredrik Nilsen

Glenn Ligon: AMERICA | BCAM

Robert Therrien, No Title (Blue Plastic Plates), 1999, museum purchase in memory of Ruth H. Gribin with funds provided by Ansley I. Graham Trust, © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Robert Therrien: Selections from the Broad Collection and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art | BCAM

“Our Lady of Cocharchas under the Baldachin,” Peru, 18th century, private collection, photo © D. Giannoni

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World | Resnick Pavilion

Richard Neutra, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, 1946, photo by Julius Shulman, 1947, © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10)

California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way” | Resnick Pavilion

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, installation view, © Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads | North Piazza

Sketch by Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, promised gift of Rodarte (Kate and Laura Mulleavy)

Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection | Ahmanson Building

Sandra de la Loza, “Mural Remix: Unknown, Artist Unknown, c. 1970s,” 2010, © Sandra de la Loza

Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza | Ahmanson Building

Edward Kienholz: Five Car Stud 1969–1972, Revisited, installation view, photography by Tom Vinetz, © Kienholz, collection of Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan, courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA and The Pace Gallery, New York

Edward Kienholz: Five Car Stud 1969–192, Revisited | Art of the Americas Building

Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke, 1967–Present, installation view of film projection, © Maria Nordman

Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke, 1967–Present | Art of the Americas Building

We also have a variety of installations on view, including works by Henri MatisseEdward Biberman, and Shadi Ghadirian, as well as masterpieces of KoreanJapanese, and Southeast Asian art. 

Finally, of course, there is the permanent collection, including beautifully reinstalled galleries for European, Korean, Chinese, and South Asian art as well as Latin American, Modern, and much more. Happy Holidays!

Scott Tennent

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