Will you still be open during construction?
Yes! We will continue to showcase our permanent collection, as well as, offer special exhibitions and a full slate of programming.
What exhibitions will you have during construction?
Upcoming exhibitions in the next few years include the first solo museum show by rising LA-based photographer Matthew Brandt, the return of our popular LEGO Think Outside the Brick exhibition, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880 – 1910, Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, Imagine!, Ori Gersht: Still Life, and more.
What’s included in the expansion and new wing?
Increased special exhibition and collections spaces, a new restaurant, a new store, a new Sculpture Garden, expanded special events areas, a new entry experience.
What about parking?
Parking is FREE in our lot off Gay Street is free, and parking meters are also available in the area.
Where will the entrance be during construction?
Our ADA accessible entrance will be off the new West Garden on 9th St.
Where will the Museum Store be located during construction?
The Museum Store is located in Gallery 6 on the second floor.
Are the Blue Lady and the Barrel coming back?
Yes! Spirit, by Mel Chin and Nocturne Navigator by Alison Saar will both have homes after the expansion.
Why are you expanding?
Our vision, created with your input, is to foster a dynamic visitor experience built around a world-class collection, which places CMA at the vanguard of a new movement among art museums that focuses not only on art, but also on visitors and their experiences with art and with each other. In addition, in 1931, when we owned 500 pieces of art, we had 10 gallery spaces. Today our collection numbers more than 10,000, yet those same 10 galleries remain.
When will the new wing be open?
Autumn of 2015