Los Angeles Art Exhibitions Guide 2024

Explore the most exciting art exhibitions in Los Angeles for 2024. This guide offers insights into the city’s vibrant art scene, from contemporary to classical.

From experimental Korean art to Basquiat's masterpieces, L.A.'s art scene in 2024 covers a broad spectrum.
Exhibitions are hosted in renowned locations like The Broad, LACMA, and MOCA.
Themes range from indigenous future imaginaries to environmental installations, showcasing a fusion of art, culture, and technology.

Major Art Exhibitions in Los Angeles in 2024

Los Angeles’ vibrant art scene in 2024 promises a diverse array of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary to historical art. Here’s your guide to the most anticipated art exhibitions across L.A.

1. Frieze Los Angeles at Santa Monica Airport

  • Dates: Mar 1–3, 2024
  • Location: Santa Monica Airport
  • Highlights: A prominent art fair featuring over 95 exhibitors, Frieze Los Angeles showcases a mix of local and international galleries. This year’s edition focuses on ecology, exploring diverse artistic and geographical perspectives​.

2. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made on Market Street

  • Dates: Mar 7–June 1, 2024
  • Location: Gagosian, Beverly Hills
  • About: This exhibition at Gagosian features around 50 rarely loaned pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, created during his time in L.A​.

3. Ed Ruscha / Now Then at LACMA

  • Dates: Apr 7–Oct 6, 2024
  • Location: LACMA
  • Special Feature: A major retrospective of Ed Ruscha, including photos of L.A. streets and a unique ‘Chocolate Room’ made from chocolate sheets​.

4. Mickalene Thomas: All About Love

  • Dates: May 25–Sept 29, 2024
  • Location: The Broad, Downtown
  • Details: This exhibition showcases 80 large-scale works by Mickalene Thomas, known for her rhinestone-studded paintings of Black women​.

5. Future Imaginaries: Indigenous Art, Fashion, Technology

  • Dates: Sept 7, 2024–June 21, 2026
  • Location: Autry Museum of the American West
  • Description: Featuring over 50 works, this exhibition focuses on indigenous perspectives in art, fashion, and technology​.

6. LA Art Show 2024

  • Dates: Feb 14 – 18, 2024
  • Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Overview: LA’s largest art fair, featuring over 120 galleries, museums, and arts organizations, offers a wide range of art from painting to performance​.

7. Felix Art Fair

  • Dates: Spring 2024 (exact dates not specified)
  • Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
  • Galleries: Over 60 international galleries showcasing contemporary art across diverse mediums​.

8. Norton Simon’s Buddhist and Hindu Art Exhibition

  • Dates: Until Feb. 19, 2024
  • Location: Norton Simon Museum
  • Exhibition: “Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia,” featuring 44 works across 2000 years​.

9. Paul Pfeiffer at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

  • Dates: Until June 16, 2024
  • Location: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
  • Specialty: A retrospective of Paul Pfeiffer’s 25 years of work, focusing on celebrity, spectacle, and identity​.

10. Groove: Artists and Intaglio Prints at Hammer at UCLA

  • Dates: Dec. 16, 2023 to June 16, 2024
  • Location: UCLA’s Hammer Museum
  • Details: An exhibition showcasing engravings, etchings, drypoint, aquatint, and mezzotint from various artists​​

This guide offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of art exhibitions awaiting visitors in Los Angeles in 2024. Each exhibition provides a unique experience, reflecting the diversity and creativity of the city’s art scene.

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