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.


New Voices: The 2016 Student Art Exhibition
September 13, 2016 - October 22, 2016

Selected by independent curator Selene Preciado, this exhibition features a range of dynamic photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and mixed media works produced by ELAC students during the 2015-2016 term.

Beatriz Cortez: Nomad World
September 24, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Referencing an arcade, interactive sculptures and installations in this exhibition invite visitors to move between childhood and the present, and reveal a dislocated and fragmentary memory mirroring the artist’s experiences split between San Salvador and Los Angeles.

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.

Day of the Dead: Student Altars
October 29, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Chicano Studies Professor Angelita Rovero leads ELAC students through the process of creating altars focused on specific aspects of Chicano and Mexican culture and history, as a way of actualizing curriculum through independent research, group participation and the creative process.

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.

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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