It’s no secret how much we love art and culture. We feel blessed to live in such a diverse place with so many art galleries and museums throughout the Los Angeles area. One of our favorites is always the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). They have new exhibitions going up all the time, along with other special ongoing exhibits to complement their incredible global art collection. Here are some of the exhibitions which recently opened or are opening in early 2024:
Imagined Fronts: The Great War and Global Media
Through July 7, 2024
World War I really shows how much the media could get involved in wars across the world. Of course, that impact has only grown throughout the decades since to the media spectacle we experience today. This exhibition takes a look back at art and media from WWI and how it shaped people’s perspectives during that wartime. It is a power and provocative presentation. Learn more.
Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting
Through August 4, 2024
The traditions of gathering over feasts is something shared by every culture in the world. This is the first exhibition to feature Islamic art in the context of this dining tradition. It includes around 250 works of art from public and private collections. It showcases unique art from this culture and shows how much we really all have in common despite religious and cultural differences. Learn more.
Dining with the Sultan at Charles White Elementary School
January 20-August 10, 2024
The companion exhibition to Dining with the Sultan will be displayed away from the museum at Charles White Elementary School. It includes 60 more works from this collection and the unique elementary school setting provides even more inspiring context. Learn more.
Korean Treasures from the Chester and Cameron Chang Collection
February 25-June 30, 2024
Drs. Chester and Cameron Change provided this largest gift of Korean art in the history of LACMA. Chester was born in Seoul in 1939, but moved to the United States in 1949. This impressive collection includes Korean paintings, calligraphic folding screens, oil paintings and ceramics from both North and South Korea. Learn more.
Ed Ruscha / Now Then
April 7-October 6, 2024
Ed Ruscha is known for his unique view on everyday Americana. This career retrospective spans 20 years and multiple media, from his early installations to his later works. Learn more about Ruscha and see what inspired him to capture ordinary American scenes in the context of his artistic lens. Learn more.
Feature image credit:
Félix Edouard Vallotton, Verdun, 1917, Musée de l’Armée, Paris, photo © Musée de l’Armée, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY