LACMA’s AR Exhibits

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Emma Winter

“LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives” is a partnership featuring multiple augmented reality exhibits via the Snapchat app.

The first AR exhibits of LACMA museum are displaying the hidden culture and unique qualities of our streets. For the first time, art both outdoors and indoors will be storytelling experiences and provide historically accurate representation of Los Angeles’s heritage. The works are currently up and the project plans to premiere more later in the year.

“¡Vendedores Presente!” by Ruben Ochoa

Mercedes Dorame’s “Portal for Tovaangar,” on the main LACMA campus symbolizes closing the gaps in our city’s history regarding the Indigenous Tovaangar culture with a flowing portal that is connected to all points in time. Glenn Kaino’s “No Finish Line” is an intricate clockwork pieces, with visible gears, that whirs, and spins above the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park. And the augmented reality artwork, “¡Vendedores Presente!” by Ruben Ochoa, shows the food and style of street vendors across LA.

All these works are now up for display and for viewing for all those who wish to. They help represent the culture and livelihood of all types of the people in our unique city.