Historic artwork honors Egyptian death, afterlife

November 5, 2018

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has loaned the Vincent Price Art Museum Egyptian artwork to display, including funerary tools and a real mummy.
“Passing through the Underworld” the exhibition, introduces “Egyptian art with a focus on myth and funerary practice.”


Free VPAM membership for ELAC students

By Melody Ortiz The Vincent Price Art Museum is offering free memberships for active East Los Angeles College students. The benefits include a 10 percent discount at the museum’s store and a subscription to VPAM’s e-newsletter. There are different “giving levels” with increasing benefits. Non-ELAC students who wish to join can do so for $25 per year. General membership is $50 per year and includes invitations to members-only events along…

October 21, 2018

VPAM opens new photographic exhibit

By Eddie Mike Garcia The Vincent Price Art Museum opening reception of Rafael Cardenas photographic exhibit “Backyard Tableaux” was held on Saturday. The photographs ranged from a downed piñata, poolside relaxation, a backyard party, to cold beverages inside an ice cooler. This is Cardenas’ first solo exhibit of photos on display here at ELAC. The two-hour event brought many individuals to mingle with the artist and ask various questions about…

May 2, 2018

Upcoming exhibitions show art from around the world

February 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo Three upcoming exhibitions at the Vincent Price museum will uncover personal and cultural histories through a variety of artistic mediums. A photography exhibition will feature photo-documentary works by Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky. Born in Chicago, 1925, Yampolsky was inspired by Mexican culture and architecture which lead to her becoming a Mexican citizen at the age of 19. Yampolsky was a part of the artist’s print collective in…


VPAM exhibits art on colonialism’s impact

By Ivan Cazares “A Decolonial Atlas” is a striking and insightful exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum that brings up questions about colonialism by drawing context from Latin American history. The collaboration between Yreina D. Cervantez and the VPAM will highlight 40 years of the artist’s work and showcase the work of several other Latino and Latina artists until July 22. Many might recognize Cervantez’s mural, “La Ofrenda,” located…

April 26, 2017

Museum appoints first Latina director

By Stephanie Garibay The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College has appointed Pilar Tompkins Rivas as its new director, making her the first Latina to oversee the museum since it opened in 1957. “It’s a very exciting moment for me and my family. “I live in this community and I’ve been a fan of the Vincent Price Art Museum for a number of years,” Rivas said. Rivas…

May 25, 2016