The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) offers one of the best art collections in the world. Throughout the year, they host special exhibitions at their numerous galleries. If you are looking for something interesting to do this summer, here are some of the current and upcoming art exhibitions at LACMA for the summer of 2024:

Simone Leigh
Through January 20, 2025

This traveling exhibition opened in late May. It was originally organized by the ICA Boston and is being co-presented by LACMA and the California African American Museum. It is the first comprehensive display of this celebrated artist’s complex and emotionally moving work. Learn more.

New Acquisitions to the Rifkind Center

This installation opened in May and will be an ongoing exhibition at LACMA for the foreseeable future. The Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies has curated this incredible collection, focused on prints and drawings produced in the German-speaking cultures of Europe from the early 20th Century. Learn more.

Ed Ruscha / Now Then
Through October 6, 2024

This comprehensive, cross-media retrospective spans over 20 years of Ed Ruscha’s career as a visionary artist. His work combines classic Americana mixed with modern consumer culture and urban concepts. Learn more.

Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting
Through August 4, 2024

This summer will be your last opportunity to see this exhibition at LACMA. It includes more than 250 works of art related to cooking, serving and eating food—from all across the globe. It provides a unique cultural perspective of how different parts of the world relate to food. Learn more.

Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca and The Great Wall
Through July 21, 2024

This is another LACMA installation ending soon. It focuses on the inspiration of Judy Baca. She helped expand The Great Wall of Los Angeles into modernity, along with fellow artists from the Social and Public Art Resource Center. Learn the history of the The Great Wall with this unique retrospective of the Los Angeles urban art scene. Learn more.

Magdalena Suarez Frimkiss: The Finest Disregard
Opening August 18, 2024

Opening at LACMA this summer is the first museum exhibition for this LA-based and Venezuelan-born artist. Her multi-media works will be on display, spanning over five decades of her inspirational career. Learn more.

To learn more about current and upcoming installations at LACMA, visit their Exhibitions page and start planning your visit.

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Manuscript, Niʻmatnāmah-i Nāṣirshāhī (Book of Delights), India, late 15th century, The Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library, London, IO Islamic 149 OR BL. Persian 149, fol.115 b, fol. 40 b, fol. 25 b, fol. 79 b, photo © British Library Images