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Orange County Museum of Art carries its history forward with inaugural exhibitions in new building

From a show honouring the women who founded the institution to a call-back to a mid-1970s Light and Space exhibition, the OCMA is moving forward and looking back

Works showing the complexities of life in the Americas under Spanish colonial rule go on show at Lacma

The Los Angeles museum recently acquired 100 works from the period to plug an important gap in its collection

Monumental Sanford Biggers sculpture will welcome visitors to Orange County Museum of Art's new home

The sculpture will be installed prominently outdoors at the Southern California museum's new $93m Morphosis-designed building

Takashi Murakami opens major augmented reality show at The Broad in Los Angeles

“For people who are not really familiar with my art, maybe it's hard to understand fully,” the artist says. "I think as a first step of communication, it's a great thing.”

Glenn Kaino and Superblue find hope in the magic of nature

The immersive exhibition, Superblue's first in Los Angeles, lays at the intersection of social and environmental justice and the capacity for spectacle to inspire hope

An outdoor exhibition returns to Joshua Tree, the California desert’s art boomtown

The latest edition of High Desert Test Sites opens as the desert around Joshua Tree is becoming an increasingly popular destination for art-lovers and tourists

Artists visualise Los Angeles’s recent and pre-human histories in Lacma and Snapchat's latest augmented reality collaboration

The second edition of the digital art partnership features Snapchat lenses by artists Judy Baca, Kang Seung Lee and Sandra de la Loza

How do you conserve a sculpture designed to decay?

Neri Oxman’s exhibition at SFMOMA features two versions of a sculpture made with bio-composite materials, one of which will decompose over the course of show

Cut from its frame in brazen theft and lost for 30 years, restored De Kooning painting will take centre stage in Getty show

Los Angeles museum will unveil the results of an intensive conservation of Woman-Ochre, which was badly damaged when it was stolen in 1985

Frank Gehry unveils new design for $350m arts school building in downtown Los Angeles

The new building for the Colburn School, an important music and dance institution, is expected to be complete in 2025

Collector Budi Tek donates contemporary Chinese works to Lacma, including Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads

The seven pieces, the first Tek has donated since forming a partnership with the Los Angeles institution in 2018, are featured in a current exhibition

Calida Rawles’s mural makes waves at Inglewood's new SoFi Stadium

The regal painting of a Black woman floating happily in a swirl of water was finished just in time for Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl win on Sunday

After exhaustive performances and pandemic stress, EJ Hill takes a break to paint

The Los Angeles artist is showing a suite of new floral works at Occidental College

Eli Broad’s legacy in Los Angeles endures

Almost a year after the death of philanthropist Eli Broad, his namesake museum remains as ambitious as ever

Lacma acquires 60 works with a focus on Black representation

Among the works joining the museum’s collection are paintings by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley as well as a self-portrait by an artist who worked as a preparator at Lacma for decades

Julian Lennon teams up with US furnishings store RH for photography series

The musician and artist is showing his works in select stores through an arrangement with General Public, the fine arts publisher founded by the former actress Portia de Rossi

The forgotten faces of American art: Lacma surveys 200 years of Black portraiture

An exhibition 'showcasing Black subjects as powerful, beautiful and complex' includes works by and of the greatest Black talents of the last two centuries

Percent for art programme to expand into Los Angeles county’s unincorporated areas

A civic ordinance in effect from October sets aside 1% of building projects for arts and culture programmes

Santa Barbara Museum of Art opens rejuvenated lobby and galleries

$50m renovation of California institution improves structural stability and helps to showcase the riches of the collection

Felix brings the in-person art fair back to Los Angeles

The fair, hosted at the glitzy Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, features 29 L.A. based galleries and is bolstered by the city's own gallery weekend and the Frieze online viewing room

No luck getting tickets for immersive Van Gogh show? San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum opens with more cutting-edge projections by teamLab

The pandemic-delayed expansion features an interactive exhibition by the Japanese contemporary art collective that was designed to disorient

Ai Weiwei’s animals feel the heat as conservators treat them to al fresco waxing at Lacma

Sculptures arrived from China ahead of a show of works of Chinese contemporary art

Diego Rivera’s kaleidoscopic Pan American Unity mural takes up residence at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The monumental work, on loan from a local college and always meant to be mobile, was painstakingly transported across town

Desert X loses venue for Judy Chicago ‘smoke sculpture’

Following environmental concerns, The Living Desert garden and zoo has pulled out of a planned project with the artist this month

Lintels at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to return to Thailand

Museum director says Justice Department’s legal case only served “to cloud the respectful and serious process of deaccession and repatriation”

Smoke sculptures, word gardens and a ‘jackrabbit homestead’: Desert X announces artist projects for third edition

Judy Chicago, Oscar Murillo, Nicholas Galanin and others to present works in Southern California's first major art event since the pandemic shutdown last year

Orange County Museum of Art names Heidi Zuckerman as director

Former leader of Aspen Art Museum says she was beguiled by the California institution’s history and new building by Morphosis

Once greeted as a sensation, 1931 aluminum-clad house gets a boost for relocation at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California

$100,000 grant will advance an effort to reassemble and display Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher’s Modernist Aluminaire House

Provocative Marilyn Monroe sculpture to return to Palm Springs—and the arts community is not happy about it

A plan to install the kitsch work in front of the city’s art museum has raised complaints from the community, which has called Forever Marilyn “blatantly sexist”

US presses for return of two Thai lintels from Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to Thailand

Federal attorneys file a civil complaint, but museum says repatriation was already in the works