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Paris Hilton helps Lacma launch fund to acquire digital art by women

The heiress and NFT evangelist is supporting a new acquisition fund at the museum, which has a history of supporting artists working with cutting-edge technology

Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?

Plus, Norway’s mega-museum and a Spanish-American screen in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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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

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

Support for controversial Lacma expansion and a new Dred Scott museum: first round of $24.7m US federal culture grants announced

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded 208 grants for projects in most states, Washington, DC, Guam and Canada

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

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

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

Exclusive survey: what progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

We asked art institutions around the country about their efforts to diversify their workforces, exhibition programmes, permanent collections and audiences

Eli Broad, who helped reshape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, has died, aged 87

Billionaire art collector, businessman and philanthropist founded the museum that bears his name and helped shore up Disney Concert Hall, Lacma and MOCA

Los Angeles museums are revving up to reopen

Amid decline in Covid-19 cases, governor lifts a closure mandate that had stirred some dissent

Lacma ends director’s free housing perk

The museum is selling a smaller property it bought last year as a residence for Michael Govan, as pandemic continues to squeeze finances

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

Tom Gores steps down from Lacma board after pressure over prison telecom ties

Billionaire investor argues in his resignation letter that he pushed for reforms

Space race: how the pandemic is pushing museums to rethink design

Experts predict bigger galleries, a stronger connection to the outdoors and an end to the expansion juggernaut

Lacma has put its director’s spacious $6.57m home on the market

A more modest Los Angeles dwelling seems to be lined up for Michael Govan

Groups call for removal of Lacma trustee tied to ‘exploitative’ telecommunications company

Organisations target Tom Gores, whose firm invests in a corporation accused of charging prison inmates “egregious” rates for calls

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Remembering Luchita Hurtado, painter, eco-warrior and witness to a century of art

The Venezuelan artist— associated with the founders of European Surrealism and the New York School in the 1940s—centred her art on nature and her own life story, and became a sensation in her 99th year

Competition spawns alternative designs for controversial Lacma building project

A protest group champions six ideas that remedy what it views as shortcomings in Peter Zumthor's design

'There is no fast track back to normal': museums confront economic fallout of the pandemic

Closed museums are losing millions in income, ushering in job cuts, appeals for emergency relief and lasting changes in strategy

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

Seeking answers from Lacma, Ahmanson Foundation threatens to take its largesse elsewhere

Long-time patron wants ‘a clear understanding’ of how a new building can accommodate the permanent collection highlights it has funded

Ahmanson Foundation cuts off gifts of art to Lacma

Foundation president cites concern over a dramatic museum redesign that could force works into storage

‘At 99, I’m another person entirely’: Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead

As her touring retrospective arrives in Los Angeles and then heads for Mexico, the nonagenarian artist is excited about showing her new work—and the prospect of making more

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

Treasure trove of Fijian artefacts to reveal a rich artistic heritage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition includes 19th-century breast plates and clubs made from whale ivory, as well as a newly commissioned 26ft canoe

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Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

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Why museum partnerships between China and the West are booming

Cultural institutions have embraced mutual benefits of collaboration, despite challenges of communication and censorship

Christian Marclay communes with Snapchat in a barrage of sounds and images at Lacma

Visitors undergo a chain of experiences generated by engineers’ algorithms