Future Exhibitions

Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800: Highlights from LACMA’s Collection

Oct 20, 2023–Jan 28, 2024
Imperial expansion, conquest, colonization, and the transatlantic slave trade marked the period spanning from 1500 to 1800. Cataclysmic social and geopolitical shifts brought people into closer contact than ever before in real and imagined ways, propelling the creative refashioning of the material culture that surrounded them. After the Spaniards began… Read More

Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs

Jan 25–Apr 21, 2024
Curated by Dr. Rebecca VanDiver, associate professor of African American art at Vanderbilt University, Carving a New Tradition showcases a selection of recent prints and mixed-media artwork from the studio of the Arkansas-born, Baltimore-based painter and printmaker LaToya M. Hobbs. Hobbs is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and… Read More

Southern/Modern: Rediscovering Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Jan 26–Apr 21, 2024
The first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper created in the American South from 1913 to 1955, Southern/Modern features more than one hundred works drawn from public and private collections across the country. The exhibition focuses on artists such as Carroll Cloar, Aaron Douglas, Caroline Durieux, Will Henry… Read More

Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French

Mar 1–May 27, 2024
Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) and Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) were the preeminent American sculptors of the Gilded Age. As friendly rivals, they transformed sculpture in the United States, producing dozens of the nation’s most recognizable public artworks—from Saint-Gaudens’s Diana atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden to French’s Seated Abraham Lincoln… Read More

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

May 24–Aug 25, 2024
Lee Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) redefined contemporary fashion with his extraordinary ability to blend exquisite craftsmanship with intimate and imaginative storytelling. Mythologized in his own lifetime, he was characterized as a troubled genius and one of the twentieth century’s most visionary designers. Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous offers a… Read More

Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise

May 24–Aug 25, 2024
In works of art astonishing for their beauty, sophistication, and virtuosity, Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1979) expresses a poetic melancholy about the human condition. Winter in Paradise will be this internationally renowned Iranian artist’s largest solo museum exhibition to date. Three major projects from the past decade will show Pouyan’s extraordinary… Read More

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold

Sep 27, 2024–Jan 5, 2025
An exhibition of photography, installation, painting, and performance, María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold spans the nearly four-decade career of the artist, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1959. The first survey of Campos-Pons’s work since 2007, Behold highlights the artist’s exploration of connections between historical and present-day challenges. Her work draws from her… Read More

Journey through Japan:
Myths to Manga

Oct 25, 2024–Feb 16, 2025
Drawn from the rich collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Journey through Japan: Myths to Manga reveals how much-loved folktales continue to be woven into Japanese culture, technology, and design. From sky to sea, and into the forest and the city, the exhibition will offer visitors an exciting and… Read More