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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : LACMA : Leo Bing Centre

Today we arrive at LACMA’s Leo Bing Centre, in Los Angeles, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The Leo Bing Centre has been part of LACMA’s architecture, since the opening of the museum in 1965. It was designed along with the Hammer and Ahmanson buildings by William Pereira.  Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the LACMA in Los Angeles, do not miss these!

1. Max Reinhardt’s Film, 1930, by Moje (Mauritz) Aslund
2. Whoever Does Not Work Is the Gravedigger for His Own Children by Cesar Carl Robert Andreas Klein
3. Do You Want Enough to Eat? Without Coal, No Foodstuffs, 1919, by Heinz Fuchs

Image courtesy for artworks : LACMA

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Leo Bing Centre is a 600 seat theatre that has hosted a number of impressive shows over the years, and helped shape LACMA’s reputation as an international museum.
  • The Leo Bing Centre opened on March 26, 1965.
  • The first show was the premiere of Éclat by Pierre Boulez.
  • Over the years the Leo Bing Centre has showcased thousands of original shows, revivals, films etc. that have kept museum audiences engaged.

Update : 2021

The Leo Bing Centre was demolished in 2020. The LACMA is under construction as a new building is being designed by Peter Zumthor, on the behest of Michael Govan. There are also discussions about a new 300 seat theatre being built as part of the new vision for the museum. The LACMA is set to reopen in 2023.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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