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Art in Los Angeles

A guide to the Los Angeles art scene


Welcome to the Cal State LA Library guide for researching Art in Los Angeles.

This guide is a starting place for students researching art in Los Angeles. It includes resources for both active, contemporary arts, as well as the history of Los Angeles art.

Resources in this guide will lead you to:

  • Finding current art shows at galleries, museums and alternative art spaces in greater Los Angeles
  • Learning about contemporary and historic art and artists through blogs and podcasts focused on the Los Angeles region
  • Books and other library resources for researching artists, art media, and art trends in Los Angeles 
  • Tools to guiding your arts research

Featured Resources


   Explore Los Angeles Art Galleries Virtually via the Los Angeles Google Arts & Culture Page

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300