Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd. (between Fairfax Avenue & La Brea Boulevard), Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tel: (323) 857-6000

Fax: (323) 857-6214

TDDY: (323) 857-0098

Internet Address: wwwlacma.org

President and C.E.O.: Ms. Andrea L. Rich

Admission: fee: adult-$7.00, child (6-17)-$1.00, student-So.00. senior-85.00.

Attendance: 800,000 Established: 1910 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: across from Wilshire Blvd. entrance, free after 7pm.

Open: Monday to Tuesday, noon-Spm; Thursday, noon-8pm; Friday. noon-9pm;

Saturday to Sunday, llam-8pm.

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Facilities: Auditorium (100 seats); Conservation Facilities; Food Services Plaza Cafe (Mon-Tues & Thurs, noon-8pm; Fri, noon-9pm; Sat-Sun, llam-8pm): Library (117,000 volumes); Sculpture Gardens; Shop. Theatre (600 seats).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA Photo Gallery




Activities: Concerts: Education Programs: Films; Gallery Talks: Guided Tours; Lectures;

Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.

Publications: bulletins; collection catalogue; exhibition catalogues: magazine (monthly).

LACMA is the largest art. museum in the western United States. Within its more than 200.000 square feet of exhibition space, the museum presents an international collection of art dating from prehistory to the present day. Five buildings surround the Times Mirror Central Court. The Ahmanson Bi.ildmg houses objects from a wide range of cultures and a remarkable span of years. Special loan exhibitions are presented :n the Hammer Building, which also houses galleries for the exhibition of prints, draw mgs, and photographs drawn from the Museums collections. Lectures, films, and concerts take place in the Leo S. Bing Theater and the Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium, both in the Bing Center. The Robert O. Anderson Building accommodates a burgeoning collection of 20th-century art and present major special exhibitions. The Pavilion for Japanese Art houses Japanese paintings, sculpture, ceramics, netsuke, and the internationally renowned Shinenkan Collection of painted screens and scrolls. The B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden features bronze works by the French f-culptor August Rodin and his contemporaries. Modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture is installed throughout the East Sculpture Garden. The museum also has created the Doris Stein Research and Design Center for Costumes and Textiles, the American Quilt Research Center, and the Robert Gore Rifkmd Center for German Expressionist Studies. In addition to the permanent collection, museum visitors are privy to a number of LACMA-organized special exhibitions, many of which travel nationally and internationally. The museum also hosts an outstanding schedule of traveling exhibitions from other institutions. Major portions of its permanent collection exhibits were reorganized and reinstalled in 1997, allowing new acquisitions to be placed on view for the first time and some older works in the collection not on public view to be returned to the galleries. More than 150,000 works constitute the museum’s holdings. The permanent collections offer Greek and Roman art; European pa ntings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century; American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from colonial times to the present; modern and contemporary art; pre-Colombian art: Egyptian, Islamic, and ancient West Asian art; Far Eastern art; and Indian and Southeast Asian art. Among the American artists represented are George Wesley Bellows. Paul Cadmus, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Julius L. Stewart, John Smibert. William Wetmore Story, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Benjamin West. Jean-Baptiste Chardin, Edgar Degas, Andrea Della Robbia, Georges De La Tour, Rene Magritte. Rembrandt van Rijn, Guido Reni, Auguste Rodin, and Anthony Van Dyck are among the European pa.nters and sculptors whose work is included in the collection.

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