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Los Angeles Art Shows

Get the low-down on the must-see Los Angeles art shows and design events. Our culture and events editors and bloggers keep you in the know about the best openings, galleries and events in sunny Southern California. Plus, our weekly newsletter features the best of Los Angeles art exhibits and designer sales.

Blue skies may be calling, but there are plenty of reasons to stay indoors this month in Los Angeles. Check out our can't-miss art shows to catch before they close this summer.

Actor James Franco has been a busy guy lately, what with art school and teaching and writing for The Huffington Post. Now’s your chance to catch his latest project—Rebel, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, inspired by a film that needs no introduction, Rebel Without a Cause.

The last day of LA's Britweek is upon us. If you missed out on any of the festivities, fret not. There's still time to catch Marine Contemporary's latest exhibit, "On the Horizon: New Generation British Painters," but hurry! The show closes May 12.  

If  you’ve ever fancied adding to your Karim Rashid collection of Method soap dispensers and Umbra garbage cans, then we insist you grab your wallet and head to the Karim Rashid Pop Up Shop + Collector’s Auction at the Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles.

Our obsession with home and art tours is well documented (see here, here and here), which is why we're giddy in anticipation of Sunday's LACMA 56th Annual Art + Architecture Tour. Get a sneak peek inside some of the homes!

If 1970s blaxploitation film character Foxy Brown were to have her portrait commissioned today, there would be no better candidate for the job than New York’s Mickalene Thomas.

Los Angeles' Edward Cella Art + Architecture debuts its first exhibition of contemportary furniture in this month's PLANEfurniture show.

Soak in a day of culture once each month by wandering through downtown LA on a self-guided tour. Get the scoop on what to see this this Thursday!

A special weeklong exhibition of the newest work by iconic American graphic designer Milton Glaser is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) this month. From March 23-29, the museum will present Milton Glaser for Lapchi: An Exploration of Pattern Making and Color Effects in Textiles.

Here it is - the moment they've all been waiting for: the big reveal of the final Mackey projects. Twice a year West Hollywood's MAK Center invites two artists and two architects to become Mackey Residents and participate in one of the most prestegious residences in the country. Fellows are given an apartment and resources to create a project that explores the relationship between art and architecture, and the results are often spectacular. Next Friday, the latest batch of Mackey residences will reveal their final projects to the public.