our mission

The mission of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is to serve as a unique educational resource for the diverse audiences of the college and the community through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of works in all media of the visual arts.

VPAM is proud to partner with the East Los Angeles College Foundation for the President’s Education and Art Gala on May 13, 2017. The event will honor: Kevin De León, President pro Tempore of the California Senate with the President's Leadership Award; Ernest Camacho, President/Chief Executive Officer, Pacifica Services with ELAC Alumni of the Year; Deborah Marrow, Director, Getty Foundation with the President’s Non-Profit Leadership Award; and John Valadez, Artist, with the Vincent and Mary Price Legacy Award. For more information and advanced table sales, please email Michelle Rodriguez: rodigmp@elac.edu or call 323-265-8901.


Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from LA Youth Culture, 1943-2016
October 15, 2016 - February 25, 2017

Citing the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots as a seminal moment in the history of LA youth culture, this multimedia exhibition includes more than thirty artists, traverses eight decades of style, art, and music, and presents vignettes that consider the emergence of subcultural groups and principles of social organization.

Peter Wu: Rise of the Fly II
November 12, 2016 - March 18, 2017

In a dynamic installation that oscillates between painting, video projection and sculpture, Peter Wu fractures the images and themes from “The Fly” films (Kurt Neumann, 1958 and David Cronenberg, 1986) to explore the aesthetics of technology, and processes of transformation and translation.

Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
January 24 - July 22

This exhibition, comprising works from LACMA’s permanent collection, presents an introduction to Chinese ceramics, with examples from c. 2500 BC (Neolithic period) to the 19th century.

Shagha Ariannia: Who Sings the Nation-State?
March 18 - June 10

Exploring questions of citizenship, national belonging, and the fantasy of immigration through drawings, paintings and a video installation, itself part performance and part storytelling, this exhibition borrows its title from the book by cultural critics Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak to comment on the complex landscape of nationhood.

A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas
April 22 - July 22

Drawing from the hemispheric context of the Americas, and broad questions of civilization and culture, this exhibition presents recent works by artists from the United States and Latin America grappling with continued questions of colonialism and postcolonialism in an effort to locate “place” in contemporary society.

Yreina D. Cervántez: Movements & Ofrendas
April 22 - July 22

This comprehensive survey of Cervántez’s richly layered, politically charged and spiritually informed artistic practice spans over four decades and encompasses painting, printmaking and muralism, featuring recent works as well as revealing the artist’s historic intersections with social justice work in California, feminist and Latin American solidarity movements, the Chicano art movement, and the era of multiculturalism.

Permanent Collection

Works on view from our permanent collection hail from around the world, and include Pre-Columbian ceramics and textiles from Mexico, Central America and Peru, Modern Mexican masters and Contemporary Art.


Admissions is free and we are open to the public.

  • TUE: 12-4
  • WED: 12-4
  • THU: 12-7
  • FRI: 12-4
  • SAT: 12-4

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