LASM houses a growing permanent collection featuring more than 3,000 artworks and artifacts. Changing displays of selected works from the permanent collection are usually on view in two small galleries designated for this purpose—the Soupçon and Colonnade Galleries—one located on each floor of the museum. Only a fraction of the permanent collection is on exhibit in these galleries at any one time. For more information on what is currently on view in the galleries, please visit our current exhibitions.

Two other exhibits of items from the permanent collection remain on view year-round. Works by Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović may be viewed in the Bert S. Turner Family Atrium. One of the museum’s most popular galleries is the Ancient Egypt Gallery, which features a mummy c. 300 BC resting inside a reconstructed Ptolemaic era tomb.