Museum installation of Andrea Bowers art collage
Art and culture

LA’s must-see art exhibitions for 2022

August 08, 2022

Creative masterminds from across the world come together this year in Los Angeles. Here we delve into the city’s best art and cultural exhibitions this season.
Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, NY

Infinity Mirrored Room

A favourite of LA’s contemporary art scene, The Broad is a modern building, which is a striking piece of art itself. Explore works by well-known artists including Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, as well as diverse contributions from emerging artists. You can also see the much anticipated return of ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away’, by Yayoi Kusama, a room completely covered with mirrors and dozens of flashing LED lights hanging from the ceiling to great effect.

The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 (213) 232-6250

Buffalo Soldiers in California

This historical display unpacks the romanticism behind the Buffalo Soldiers, regiments of Black soldiers who served on the Western frontier in the late 19th century. Through artifacts, audio interviews, photographs, uniforms and newspapers, learn how both their personal and working lives shaped California during a time of government-sanctioned racial segregation. This insightful exhibition confronts their role in conflict against indigenous populations.

Until October 30
California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Exhibition at the California African American Museum
Courtesy of CAAM
Louis Vuitton exhibit in Los Angeles with colorful trunks from different designers
Courtesy of ARR

Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries

Celebrating the bicentennial birthday of Louis Vuitton, this exhibition has already been displayed at the fashion designer’s historical home in Asnières-sur-Seine, France, then Marina Bay in Singapore, before landing in Los Angeles. Creators as diverse as architect Frank Gehry, K-pop group BTS, activist Gloria Steinem and astrologist Susan Miller seized the opportunity to reimagine the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk in their own original ways. This is your chance to see the creations before they go on auction at Sotheby’s later this year.

Until September 6
468 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA90210

Andrea Bowers

Featuring more than 60 works by LA-based artist Andrea Bowers, this exhibition celebrates more than two decades of her work and experimentation across a range of mediums. Bowers is known for harmonising her artistic practice with activism and advocacy on issues ranging from immigration and women’s rights to climate change. The exhibition shines a spotlight on themes of social inequality through artefacts used in protests, video, large installations and light art.

Until September 4
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Andrea Bowers art installed in LA museum
Photo courtesy of Nathan Keay, MCA Chicago
Street view of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles
Courtesy of Elon Schoenholz

City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907

A soundtrack curated exclusively for this exhibition will transport you to the streets of Paris. This show reflects on the reach of Parisian visual culture in the 19th century through paintings, sculptures, photographs and film. The collection explores how film progressed from local to global production and evolved into a powerful art form across the world.

Until September 4
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

If you’re still looking for more artistic inspiration after you’ve seen these exhibitions, discover LA’s contemporary art galleries.

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