Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Jose Saldaña on Chapulín in Lost Hills, CA
Sam Comen, Jose Saldaña on Chapulín in Lost Hills, CA. March, 28, 2009 from the series Lost Hills, 2009, inkjet print, 24 × 36 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, © Sam Comen, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA

October 16, 2021 – February 5, 2022
Opening Reception: October 16, 2021, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features over 70 artists and three photography collectives who offer an aesthetic approach to understanding the complexities and histories of California. These images, gathered from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), have come to define the myths, iconographies, and realities of this unique state.

Pairing masters of photography with experimental practitioners in a range of lens-based media that includes photo sculpture, vernacular, and video work, the selection blurs the boundaries of the tropes that formed a California identity. With works ranging from the early 1900s to present day, Golden Hour is neither a didactic history of the state nor an inclusive tale of photographic history, but rather artists’ impressions of the state of being in, and being influenced by, California.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; Riverside Art Museum; Lancaster Museum of Art and History; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries.

Local Access Logo

Local Access is a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by LACMA as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.

Art Bridges + LACMA Logo

All exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.


Admission is free and open to the public. Our current public hours are: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00PM – 4:00PM. All visitors must check-in the day of their visit utilizing the LACCD COVID-19 assessment form.

Admission is free. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation please contact us at (323) 265-8841 or Walk-up entry is on a first-come, first-served basis untilwe reach capacity.

Please review our COVID policies before your visit.

Connect With Us

We invite you to enjoy our virtual programming and connect with us digitally:

Follow VPAM on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Sign up to receive email updates on VPAM.

Please direct any general inquiries to or call (323) 265-8841

The Vincent Price Art Museum acknowledges with gratitude the generous donors to the Museum’s operations and exhibition/educational programs.

museum sponsors

East Los Angeles College
Thomas Silliman
The Getty Foundation
The Alice L. Walton Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Bank of America
Art Bridges
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Barbara Hensleigh & Joe Andrews
Pasadena Art Alliance
MUFG Union Bank
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
Alfred Fraijo, Jr. and Arturo Becerra-Fraijo
Dr. Richard and Rebecca Zapanta
Sabas Carrillo