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LACMA Modern Art Returns

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s Modern Art collection returns in a new presentation of 250 works by nearly 200 artists that offers fresh perspectives on the museum’s unparalleled holdings. LACMA’s European and American Modern Art collection has particular strengths in German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and the art of Southern California. It also includes the renowned collection of Janice and Henri Lazarof, with especially fine holdings of work by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti. Previously located in the Ahmanson Building, the collection will be installed in a new presentation suffused with natural light on Level 3 of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM).

The galleries have been redesigned in collaboration with Frank O. Gehry and Associates, and the presentation includes new interpretive texts, six thematic audio tours, a 30-minute film drawn from LACMA’s exhibition archives, and a collection soundtrack. The new presentation is curated by Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator and Department Head of Modern Art, and Katia Zavistovski, Assistant Curator of Modern Art.

The installation is an opportunity to rethink how we display our collection and bring together longtime favorites with works that have never been on view, and we have a rare chance to incorporate works from other departments while we are in the construction phase for the David Geffen galleries,” said Barron. 

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