“The past is a foreign country,” author L.P. Hartley famously wrote in his book The Go-Between. Perhaps that’s why we hold on to the postcards…
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will reopen all its existing galleries to the general public on April 1, 2021. Tickets went on sale this week.
Several buildings on the museum’s Miracle Mile campus were demolished last year as part of an ambitious—and controversial—rebuilding plan, but there is still plenty to see. Six new exhibitions will be on display in the remaining gallery space. The installations include Bill Viola’s Slowly Turning Narrative, Yoshitomo Nara’s NOT I: Throwing Voices (1500 BCE-2020 CE), and Vera Lutter’s Museum in the Camera.
This is also a chance to see Mark Bradford’s poetic 150 Portrait Tone, and Do Ho Suh’s evocative and dream-like 348 West 22nd Street, which opened before the coronavirus closure. A selection from the museum’s permanent collections is also on display.
Visitors must submit to an online health screening and in-person temperature check on entry. The museum will reopen at 25 percent capacity. All visitors will be required to purchase tickets in advance, and must adhere to entry times. Masks (gaters, bandanas, and the construction masks with ventilation holes don’t qualify) and six-foot social distance are required.
Visit lacma.org for more information and for reservations.