One of the only youth membership programs in the country, LACMA’s NexGenLA, commemorates its 20th anniversary on Dec. 3 with a family-friendly celebration. The anniversary celebration will include a full day of all-ages activities, activations and workshops at the museum. NegGenLA members receive free admission and one guest.
NexGenLA is LACMA’s free membership for youth ages 17 and under who live in L.A. County. With over 225,000 members and counting, the program has offered L.A. kids and teens discounts to art classes, camps and programs in addition to free admission. All NexGen members are automatically enrolled until their 18th birthday. Teens ages 13-18 can visit the museum by themselves, and since members can bring a guest for free, they can bring a friend.
The 20th anniversary celebration on Dec. 3 kicks off at 11 a.m. with a story time and art workshop with Tia Chuchas’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore, puppet walkarounds by Bob Baker Marionette, photo booth by Las Fotos Project, scavenger hunt, DJ sets and more. Other activations include a drawing cart, giveaways and Andell Family Sundays art workshops inspired by David Hockney’s “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio,” a Plants as Sculpture mixed media workshop inspired by Robert Irwin’s “Primal Palm Garden” and an Ocean Inspiration workshop inspired by Maren Hassinger’s “Untitled (Sea Anemone).” Visitors can also sign up for NexGenLA memberships at the event.
NexGenLA 20th Aniversary Celebration is on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Open Thursday-Tuesday, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Wednesdays.