Ray’s and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is reopening tomorrow after closing its doors in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the museum is debuting a free outdoor installation by Los Angeles artist Alex Prager entitled Farewell, Office Holiday Parties that will be on view until January 3, 2021 at the Smidt Welcome Plaza.
To welcome back Angelenos, chef Fernando Darin is serving a newly updated menu of soups, salads, and pizzas, along with cocktails, wine, and beer, for patio dining and for takeout. Advance reservations are required for dining in. C+M, LACMA’s coffee shop located on the south side of the restaurant, will be open and brewing Intelligentsia coffee and espresso.
In addition to the new installation from Prager, visitors can also explore the museum’s existing outdoor sculptures from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including Chris Burden’s Urban Light, Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, and Yoshitomo Nara’s Miss Forest.
LACMA’s reopening comes amid a recent surge in local coronavirus cases that has prompted Los Angeles County officials to mandate restaurants to operate at 50 percent outdoor dining capacity and to instate a 10 p.m. curfew. LACMA is adhering to state and county guidelines for visiting the museum’s outdoor campus and dining facilities.