The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced a $2 million grant from the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative in support of a collaboration with four Southern California institutions aimed at bringing American art from the LACMA collection to a wider audience.
The Local Access initiative will support efforts to bring special exhibitions featuring works from LACMA’s collection to the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Riverside Art Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries. The inaugural exhibition, Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is slated to open this winter and will include works by more than seventy artists. The second exhibition, slated for 2022-23, will explore progressive design and political activism and examine the creative means that California designers and artists have used to advocate for civil rights, oppose wars and unjust policies, and press for change. A third exhibition will be announced at a later date.
“LACMA is working to redefine what ‘outreach’ and ‘collaboration’ mean for a twenty-first-century art museum,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Over the next several years, we will share our collections and resources with partner institutions to spread exhibitions and programs beyond the museum’s Wilshire campus. Local Access brings together a community of ambitious, forward-thinking institutions that are developing lasting relationships, experimenting and learning as a collective, and engaging new audiences. LACMA has always aimed to serve the widest possible audience. The generous support of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art offers an unprecedented opportunity to make our programming accessible throughout the region.”