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Up-to-date articles and announcements about current events, activities, meetings, and links to project documents.

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Wilshire Airspace Vacation
December 3, 2019

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the Wilshire airspace vacation for our new building for the permanent collection.

LACMA has worked closely with engineering, traffic, and safety experts to ensure that the portion of the building spanning Wilshire Boulevard is safe for motorists and pedestrians. The design of the new building will result in more open and accessible galleries, the addition of 3.5 acres of new open park space, and allow continued scientific research at the La Brea Tar Pits.

LACMA Campus Update
November 25, 2019

An update on LACMA’s ongoing campus transformation and plans for our new permanent collection building, the David Geffen Galleries.

In preparation for construction, the ailing facilities on our east campus have closed to the public. Currently we are beginning site work on LACMA’s campus in advance of construction and in preparation for temporary utility services. This requires the installation of a construction fence and removal of some landscape within the approved project boundaries along the northern edge of LACMA’s Hammer and Ahmanson buildings and including the path that runs in parallel. The fence will provide for public safety and will be within the approved EIR project site plan. We are working in close collaboration with the Natural History Museum to minimize impacts to the park.

In addition, new bike parking stations are being built on LACMA’s campus just northeast of Levitated Mass. The parking lot at Spaulding and Wilshire remains open and operational at this time (a small section is closed temporarily for soil testing).

Our west campus continues to thrive, with exhibitions—including artworks from the permanent collection—in BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion; Urban Light and Levitated Mass; robust education, music, and other public programming; and dining at Ray’s, Stark Bar, and LACMA Café, now located at the Smidt Welcome Plaza. The Boone Children’s Gallery is also continuing its family art-making programs in various locations on the west campus; please check out the new locations and hours on our website.

LACMA’s new building will be the ideal home for L.A.’s most notable works of art

Great architecture is often controversial, but I have absolute faith that Peter Zumthor’s sublime design for LACMA.


LACMA’s new building and satellite locations signal an exciting future for art in L.A.

While critics may have doubts about LACMA’s new building project, I have nothing but confidence in the museum’s plan and its potential to enrich the lives of all Angelino’s.


LACMA is building an institution for the 21st century

Museums were never “encyclopedic”—nor should they be, Michael Conforti says.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new $650-million building was approved
April 10, 2019 | NEWS

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) proposed $650-million addition has finally received a stamp approval from the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors after years of setbacks and recent criticisms of the final version of the building design.


LACMA’s New $650M Building Approved by County Supervisors
April 9, 2019 | NEWS

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s proposed $650 million new home received final approval Tuesday from the county Board of Supervisors, who voted unanimously to provide key funding as art-world notables including Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton turned out to support the LACMA plans.


Approval Won from LA County Supervisors, Celebs for New LACMA Buildings
April 9, 2019 | NEWS

The LA County Board of Supervisors has taken a step toward tearing down and replacing some buildings at LA County Museum of Art (LACMA).


L.A. County Supervisors Approve $650-Million LACMA Makeover
April 9, 2019 | NEWS

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to both certify the final environmental impact report for LACMA's Peter Zumthor-designed rebuild and authorize up to $117 million in public funding for the project.


County Board of Supervisor Certifies FEIR
April 9, 2019 | ALERT

County Board of Supervisors has certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the museum’s new building for the permanent collection and approved the project. The Board of Supervisors also authorized the issuance of the $117.5 million balance on its $125 million contribution for the project.

County of Los Angeles Releases FEIR
March 22, 2019 | ALERT

March 22, 2019
The required environmental studies for the plan have been completed, and the County has now issued a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). The next step in this comprehensive review process will be a public meeting to be held by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to certify the FEIR and approve the project.

County Public Meeting – LACMA Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
November 7, 2017 | ALERT

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 pm to 8 pm
BCAM | Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be available at the Pritzker Parking Garage, which is accessible from 6th Street. Parking will be validated.

LACMA's Bold Future – Design LA, Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2017 | NEWS

Director Michael Govan and Architect Peter Zumthor Have Devised a Radical Plan to Transform the Museum - and the Very Way We View Art. View full article.

Public Scoping Meeting
August 24, 2016 | ALERT

The County of Los Angeles will host a Scoping Meeting at LACMA on August 24, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm, to receive input from the public as to what areas the EIR should study. No decisions about the project are made at the Scoping Meeting.

Notice of Preparation (NOP)
August 4, 2016 | ALERT

The County of Los Angeles (the Lead Agency) released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) on August 4, 2016.