(Los Angeles, CA—June 27, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising, an exhibition exploring the artistic appropriation of advertising techniques by photography-based artists whose innovations expanded the possibilities for photography as creative expression.
The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Morse, Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department.
(Los Angeles, CA—February 23, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, an exhibition that contextualizes the work of Lee Alexander McQueen (England, 1969–2010) within art history and examines the interdisciplinary impulse that defined the designer’s career. The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast of the United States, Mind, Mythos, Muse interprets the designer’s work through the lens of inspiration, juxtaposing his designs with non-fashion artworks by makers who drew upon analogous themes and visual references. Exploring imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art, the exhibition presents a case study of McQueen’s methods and influences, providing the opportunity to better understand artistic legacy and the cyclical nature of inspiration.
Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is organized by Clarissa Esguerra, associate curator of Costume and Textiles, and Michaela Hansen, curatorial assistant, Costume and Textiles.
One of the most significant contributors to fashion between 1990 and 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen (London, 1969–2010) was both a conceptual and technical virtuoso. His critically acclaimed collections synthesized the designer’s proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with both encyclopedic and autobiographical references that spanned time, geography, media, and technology.
The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast, Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse contextualizes the designer’s imaginative work within a canon of artmakers who drew upon analogous themes and visual references. Exploring imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art, the exhibition examines the interdisciplinary impulse that defined the designer’s career. Displaying select McQueen garments from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker alongside artworks largely from LACMA’s permanent collection, Mind, Mythos, Muse presents a case study of the designer’s methods and influences, and in doing so, provides the opportunity to better understand artistic legacy and cycles of inspiration.
Apr 24–Oct 9, 2022
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Support is provided by the 2021 Collectors Committee and The Jacqueline and Hoyt B. Leisure Costume and Textiles Fund.
All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Meredith and David Kaplan, with generous annual funding from Kevin J. Chen, Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross, Mary and Daniel James, Justin Lubliner, Jennifer and Mark McCormick, Kelsey Lee Offield, Jen Rubio and Stewart Butterfield, Lenore and Richard Wayne, and Marietta Wu and Thomas Yamamoto.