Heading #BackToSchool soon? Get your academic year started off with art and head on over to our Story for some fun scholastic surprises. ✏️📓📐📚 ___ Collection highlight pictured here: "Portrait of a Woman Holding a Pencil and a Drawing Book," Robert-Jacques Lefèvre, circa 1808. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Happy #WorldPhotoDay! 📸Albumen prints were the most common form of photographic prints in the mid-19th century, and used egg whites to bind photographic chemicals to the paper itself. Before the advent of color processing, these prints were sometimes colored by hand to add additional layers of depth and realism. ____ Collection highlight pictured here: "Entrance Gate of Kiyomidzu," 1865
This weekend, Ben Klevay's She Chimp returns to @thelacmastore. Klevay designed our latest line of LACMA apparel, and will be hand-painting custom signs from 11 am - 6 pm today and Sunday. 🎨🍌 To purchase a sign you must be at the LACMA Store in person to sign up. Signs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, one per customer.
The best way to wind down after a ruff week? A weekend art adventure with the squad! 🌴🐶🌴 #DogsOfLACMA regram via @ruffcutzdtla
Late night collection highlight ⭐️ This star-shaped tile from Kashan, Iran, depicts a cheerful horse. It may have once formed part of an assemblage composed of many interlocking pieces that featured various animal and human figures. ___ Collection highlight pictured here: Star Tile, Iran, Kashan, circa 130
Celebrate #WorldCalligraphyDay with a highlight from "Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing." Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. This exhibition, organized both conceptually and chronologically, explores the role of calligraphy in Korean society over nearly two millennia. See it in the Resnick Pavilion through September 29. ___ Shown here: Quadrilateral Bottle, 19th century, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Photo courtesy National Museum of Korea
Just had lunch...already thinking about dinner. 🧀🍷 ___ Collection highlight pictured here: Pieter Claesz, "Still Life with Herring, Wine and Bread," 1647. Photo ©Museum Associates/LACMA
Today, we celebrate #WorldElephantDay 🐘 Both historically and today, elephants are revered and loved by people all over the world, and are popular subjects in both fine and decorative art. ___ Collection highlight shown here: Antoine-Louis Barye, "Elephant of Senegal," c. 1835-1840.
Where has your summer taken you so far? ☀️If you're in need of an art adventure, we know just the place. Bonus: our galleries are air conditioned. . . Collection highlight pictured here: Theodore Wores, "Monterey Coast: 17 Mile Drive," 1919. Photo ©Museum Associates/LACMA
🔹 This weekend is your last chance to experience "Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection." 🔸 Featuring over 60 examples of ikat robes and panels, the exhibition explores how the Central Asia's textile designers, dyers, and weavers used improvisation and abstraction to create textiles truly unique to this region. . . Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Today is the @socalmuseums #LAInstaFling! ☀️ Head on over to our Story to follow along as we explore the USC Pacific Asia Museum (@usc_pam), and get ready to have one last summer fling with SoCal Museums!
No kitten, it's #InternationalCatDay! 🐱 Head on over to our Story right about meow to see even more pawsitively purrfect kitties from our collection. . . Shown here: Nagasawa Rosetsu, "Cat Amidst Spring Flowers," circa 1795
"If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it." Happy birthday to Andy Warhol, who was born #OnThisDay in 1928. Shown here: Robert Mapplethorpe, "Andy Warhol," 1986. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Mineo Mizuno's "Harmony" comes to LACMA this Saturday. 🍃 Inspired by the intense beauty of the idyllic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the work is Mizuno's interpretation of a traditional Japanese tea house, balancing the seclusion needed to experience the tea ceremony with the powerful presence of natural surroundings. Shown here: Mineo Mizuno, "Kelly’s Tea House," 2018, Fort Mountain Ranch, California, courtesy of the artist, © Mineo Mizuno and Friends
Late ➡️ night ➡️ collection ➡️ highlight 🌕 “Moon at Egota, Tokyo,” Takahashi Hiroaki, circa 1926-27
Chonky boi stopping by to wish you a happy #Caturday 🐾 Collection highlight: "Sleeping Cat," Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu), mid-to late 19th century.
Explore outdoor art at LACMA! Now on view in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden: Zak Ové’s “The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness.” This 40-piece sculptural installation, presented for the first time at an encyclopedic institution and in conversation with 12 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, explores the complex history of racial objectification and the evolution of black subjectivity. ©️Zak Ové, photo ©️Museum Associates/LACMA
Zhu Jinshi's "Wave of Materials" is comprised of 8,000 individual sheets of xuan paper, the ground most commonly used for classical Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. See it at LAMCA, and tag a friend (or two!) who needs to explore art with you soon! #LACMAPlusYou regram via @mariabryan art © Zhu Jinshi, courtesy of Zhu Jinshi and Pearl Lam Galleries
Coming 9/22: "Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art." 🐾 With works ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to contemporary digital displays, this exhibition reveals the various roles animals have played in Japanese culture including the Japanese zodiac, myth and folklore, religion, and the natural world. Pictured here: "Pair of Inari Foxes," Kamakura-Nanbokuchō periods, 13th-14th century.
Happy birthday to Betye Saar, who was born #onthisday in 1926! "Still Ticking," one of her most self-referential assemblages, features inscriptions of birth years and astrological glyphs, both her own and her family members'. This fall, LACMA will celebrate Saar's work with the exhibition "Betye Saar: Call and Response," opening September 22. Shown here: Betye Saar, "Still Ticking," 2005. ©Betye Saar, photo by Brian Forrest.
Ready to get a leg (or two...or four) up on the week ahead 💥 #DogsOfLACMA regram via @thepeppershredder
Dreaming of the perfect spot to stay cool today. 🏝 . . Pictured here: Kawase Hasui, "Pine Beach at Miho," 1931. © Estate of Kawase Hasui, photo © Museum Associates / LACMA
Opening soon: "Mary Corse: A Survey in Light." An examination of Corse's singular career, this focused exhibition will highlight critical moments of experimentation as she engaged with tropes of modernist painting while charting her own course through studies in quantum physics and complex investigations into a range of “painting” materials. Opening July 28, Member Previews begin July 25. Shown here: Mary Corse, "Untitled (White Diamond, Negative Stripe)," 1965, collection of Michael Straus, © Mary Corse, photograph © Mary Corse
Late night collection highlight: 🌕 Ohara Shōson, "Deer and Moon," circa 1900.
#MondayMood: Looking back to the weekend and wishing I'd appreciated it more. Pictured here: Toyoyasu, "Tiger," mid-19th century.
Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11, the landmark space flight that first landed humans on the moon. 🌕 Apollo, the Greek god of archery, was also associated with music, dance, poetry, and...ironically, the sun. ☀️ #Apollo50 #Apollo11At50 Pictured here: Head of Apollo (from the Lansdowne Artemis) Attributed to Kephistodotos the Elder. Roman, 1st- or 2nd- century copy after a Greek original of the early 4th century B.C.
Me, a kid, getting emotional during #TheLionKing in 1994 ➡️ Me, an adult, getting emotional during #TheLionKing in 2019. 🦁 . . Pictured here: 1. Censer in the Form of a Chinese Lion with Scroll and Sword Finial, Japan, 19th century and 2. "Okimono in the Form of a Chinese Lion," Japan, 19th century :: photos ©Museum Associates/LACMA
Late night collection highlight: Blossoming Cherry on a Moonlit Night 🌸 Ohara Shōson, Japan, circa 1932
Happy #WorldEmojiDay! 🎨 Head on over to our Story for a fun surprise! 😉 Pictured here: Hendrik Hondius, "A Dog Fighting a Cat," 1610.
Rembrandt van Rijn was born #OnThisDay in 1606. A master and innovator in both painting and etching, his work covers a wide variety of subject matter, from his famous portraits and self-portraits, to landscapes, allegorical and historical works, and animal studies. Pictured here: "Self-Portrait with Saskia," 1636.
Now on view, "Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing" is the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. This exhibition, organized both conceptually and chronologically, explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia. Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, "Beyond Line" will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Kyungwoo Chun, Light Calligraphy #1, 2004, collection of the artist, © Kyungwoo Chun, photo courtesy of the artist.
Leaving the office on Friday like...👋👋👋 Collection highlight pictured here: Horse Under Willow. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (after) Seizan, circa 1830-1840. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
"The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China" is now on view. Featuring some of the most influential Chinese contemporary artists today, the exhibition brings together works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured here: "1st Class, 1999‒2011," Xu Bing © Xu Bing, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Here’s to our feline friends who love to explore this #NationalKittenDay! 🐈 Collection highlight pictured here: “Cat with Tomato Plant,” Takahashi Hiroaki, Japan, 1931.
The carved figure of a boy attendant was a common sight in Buddhist temples of the Joseon dynasty in Korea. Although typically created for a religious setting, this boy also embodies folk arts traditions of Korea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See “Wooden Boy Attendant,” 18th century in the Hammer Building, floor 2.
Brighten up your week with a pop of pattern 🔸 Visit “Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection” to see these distinctive textiles.
Congratulations to all the outstanding teams that participated in this year’s Women’s #WorldCup tournament! To celebrate, here’s a special collection highlight: “Globe Cup,” Abraham Gessner, Switzerland, circa 1600 🏆
Happy #InternationalKissingDay! Collection highlight pictured here: “The First Kiss of Love,” Noel Le Mire, France, 1773 💕
Wishing everyone a Happy #FourthOfJuly! 🎆 We are open today during our regular hours, 11am-5pm. A special holiday-inspired collection highlight pictured here: “The Seventh Month, Fireworks over Ryōgoku, Sumida River,” Fujimori Shizuo, 1925.
A mid-week mood ⏰ Sam Durant’s “Like, man, I’m tired (of waiting),” 2002, is a work from the artist’s “electric signs” series. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The text for the piece comes from a photo documenting the historic August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. More than five decades later, the sign’s message continues to resonate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © Sam Durant
It’s your last week to visit “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka” 🌟 See some 240 works addressing nearly two millennia of Sri Lankan history, in the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by an American museum. Experience the exhibition through this Sunday, July 7.
The @latimes calls “Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing” an “absorbing overview of the complex and highly revered form” of Korean calligraphy ✍🏽 The exhibition includes works both in hanja (Chinese ideographic characters) and hangeul (the unique Korean phonetic script). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit through September 29. #LACMAPlusYou regram via @fongminliao
Celebrate #pride at LACMA this and every month with fabulous art-inspired finds and some of our favorite queens! 🌈✨#worldpride2019
This weekend, She Chimp is returning to @thelacmastore! Ben Klevay’s She Chimp designed our new line of apparel, and will be back June 29 and 30 hand-painting custom paper signs. Don’t miss this special opportunity to check out our new attire, pick up a custom sign, and more 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To purchase a sign you must be at the LACMA Store in person to sign up. Signs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, one sign per customer.
This jar, from Korea, was created during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century. The piece is made from wheel-thrown porcelain, while the delicate decoration is iron painted under clear glaze 〰️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See “Jar with Arabesque Scroll Design in Underglaze Iron” in the Hammer Building, floor 2.