New Installations at LACMA

While some of our major exhibitions have closed or are preparing to close this spring and early summer, we have mounted a handful of new installations that consider works from our permanent collection in new ways.

The German Woodcut: Renaissance and Expressionist Revival is located in the Robert Gore Rifkind Gallery for German Expressionism on the second level of the Ahmanson Building. The installation features approximately fifty woodcuts from the Renaissance and from the early twentieth century.

Hans Baldung Grien, Stallion and Kicking Mare with Wild Horses, 1534, Los Angeles County Fund

Russian Avant-Garde is a small but mighty exhibition tucked into The David Murdock Family Gallery also on the second level of the Ahmanson Building, just to the right of René Magritte’s Ceci n’est pas une pipe. The installation includes some objects that LACMA acquired after organizing the exhibition The Avant-Garde in Russia, 1910–1930: New Perspectives, in 1980, the first large-scale exhibition of the movement in the United States.

Wassily Kandinsky, Orange, 1923, Los Angeles County Fund

In the Art of the Americas Building, Whistler’s Etchings: An Art of Suggestion includes a selection of approximately twenty-five etchings and drypoints by Whistler, a key figure in the so-called “etching revival” of the latter half of the nineteenth century, is located on the third floor, toward the back of the American art galleries, through the David Geffen Gallery and to the left.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Street at Saverne, 1858, The Julius L. and Anita Zelman Collection

Also in the Art of the Americas Building but on the fourth floor in the Latin American galleries is Stitching Worlds: Mola Art of the Kuna, an in-depth look into the tradition of the mola—a textile created by Kuna women that is constructed from layers of cloth that are cut and stitched into colorful and intricate motifs.

Textile Panel (Mola), Panama, San Blas, Kuna people, last quarter of 20th century, gift of Lindy and Ellen Narver in memory of Grace Narver

Remember, members can see these installations and all of our permanent collection and special exhibitions for free all year round.

Jenny Miyasaki

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