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June 7, 4pm, free, tickets required. Join artist Kent Twitchell, a former student of #CharlesWhite, at "Charles White: A Retrospective" for a special walkthrough of the exhibition :: © Kent Twitchell, photo © Museum Associates / LACMA
Happy birthday, Mary Cassatt! Born #Onthisday in 1844, Cassatt was the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists, showing with them four times. She later made a specialty of the mother and child theme, as pictured here in "Woman and Child," late 19th or early 20th century.
June 8, 2pm, free, tickets required. Learn about contemporary Chinese artists’ use of non-conventional materials, featured in the exhibition "The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China" :: © Zhu Jinshi, courtesy of Zhu Jinshi and Pearl Lam Galleries
John McLaughlin, one of the most important artists of the postwar period, was born #Onthisday in 1898. His pioneering work was highlighted in the former exhibition "John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction" :: art © Estate of John McLaughlin, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
June 15, 2pm, free, tickets required. LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan will speak with artist Lena Herzog about her practice and current project "Last Whispers," an immersive oratorio composed of extinct and endangered languages.
Charles White was a leading figure in the African-American arts community in L.A., and a significant cultural voice who helped transform the city into a notable place for art making. Read more about his legacy: :: photo courtesy the Charles White Archives
May 21, 1pm. As part of our Tuesday Matinees series, attend a screening of "Ulzana's Raid" (1972) about the search for Apache warrior Ulzana, the last Western that director Robert Aldrich and actor Burt Lancaster collaborated on.
On the blog: Typography is at the heart of visual communication. Learn more about the works on view in the exhibition "Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection" :: © Estate of Jack Werner Stauffacher, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
From the LACMA Store: With school almost out, plan ahead for summer with activities that are fun for all ages, including our Pop Art puzzles and more ☀️
We can't wait to find out who will sit on the Iron Throne in tonight's #GameOfThronesFinale! To get in the spirit, here's a GOT-inspired collection highlight for #TheFinalEpisode: "The Lansdowne Throne of Apollo," Unknown, Roman, late 1st century.
Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! Here's to museums around the globe that inspire, inform, and cultivate mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. Pictured here: "Interior Of Museum," Robert Macpherson, Italy, circa 1860, printed circa 1860 :: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
The Polynesian islands of Hawaii have long had a strong cultural tie to music. The drums accompanied chants, songs, and hula dances and were played while sitting. Pictured here: "Drum (pahu)," Hawaiian Islands, circa 1778 #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
Here's to our feline friends who love to explore! 🐈 Today's #Caturday collection highlight: "Cat with Tomato Plant," "Tomato to neko," Hiroaki Takahashi, Japan, 1931.
Late night collection highlight: "Paysage," Pierre-Auguste Renoir, France, 19th century 🍃:: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
June 16, 10am, free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition "Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing," renowned contemporary Korean calligrapher Jung Do-Jun will demonstrate the art of calligraphy using an oversized brush.
It's #BiketoWorkDay, and we hope you enjoy your commute 🚲Pictured here: "Bicycle Wheel," Robert Mapplethorpe, United States, 1975 :: Peugeot Bicycle Wheel, 1975 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
June 13, 12:30pm, free and open to the public. Museum educator Holly Gillette will lead an hour-long, in-depth discussion and exploration of "Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow."
June 10, 7pm, free, tickets required. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of "The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka," examining the ways the exhibition reflects on the complex religious, cultural, and visual history of the island.
May 25, 9am. The Bauhaus (1919-1933) was an art school that moved between German cities before it was forced to close by the Nazi government. In this special gallery course, tour spaces in the museum that house works by many of the Bauhaus artists.
Wishing you a mindful and meaningful #WorldMeditationDay 💭Collection highlight pictured here: "Pictures of Girl Meditating and Plum Tree through Window," Yashima Gakutei, circa 1820-1825.
Late night collection highlight: "Blossoming Cherry on a Moonlit Night," Ohara Shōson, Japan, circa 1932 🌙
Late night collection highlight: "Blossoming Cherry on a Moonlit Night," Ohara Shōson, Japan, circa 1932 🌙
May 23, 7:30pm. Attend a screening of the film "Southland Tales: The Cannes Cut," and a post-screening conversation with director Richard Kelly.
From the LACMA Store: The Bauhaus's 100th anniversary is this year, and LACMA's exhibition "The Bauhaus at 100: Modern Legacies" considers the school's lasting contribution. Shop Bauhaus-inspired items and learn more about this influential movement:
On view this weekend only in LACMA's Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper, "Celebrating Local Donors" highlights photography by women artists whose works were donated to LACMA by local supporters. :: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
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"Bradford's latest work continues to focus on complex social and political issues. This painting, which is prominently displayed in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is called 150 Portrait Tone." See it in Resnick Pavilion :: © Mark Bradford, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
May 14, 1pm. In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, watch "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," the true story of a friendship between Cassidy—one of the most likeable outlaws in frontier history—and his closest associate, the fabled Sundance Kid.
Mark your calendar: “The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China” opens June 2. See works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression⁣ :: ⁣© Lin Tianmiao Photo courtesy of the artist
RT @CurbedLA: It's hard to imagine a Los Angeles before "Urban Light." ✨
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May 20, 4pm, free, tickets required. LACMA’s program Mindful Monday: Cultivating Empathy and Connectedness, provides an opportunity for visitors to spend quality time with works of art to become more grounded.
TFW someone posts #GameofThrones spoilers online, but you haven't had a chance to watch the new episode yet 😪 Pictured here: "Monumental Head of Jean d'Aire," Auguste Rodin, France, first modelled 1884-1886.
Frank Stella, a pivotal figure in the development of modern art, was born #Onthisday in 1936. Celebrate Stella and his work with a visit to the exhibition "Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection," now on view :: © Photography Malcolm Lubliner 1969
"Eleanor Antin: Time's Arrow" is now on view. The exhibition brings together both CARVING series, a new self-portrait, and a related serial work from the 1970s, provoking reflection on discipline, vulnerability, and the passage of time.
Happy #MothersDay to all the moms and mother figures! Pictured here: "Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child," Mary Cassatt, United States, 1880.
"Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection" is now on view. See the work of influential international designers including Charles and Ray Eames, April Greiman and Corita Kent © Estate of Lella and Massimo Vignelli photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
May is #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth! Collection highlight pictured here: "Lidded Ewer (Zhihu) with Lion and Floral Panels," China, circa 18th century.
On the blog: Enjoy an art-filled weekend at the museum with two new exhibitions opening this Sunday, a special Mother's Day brunch at Ray's and Stark Bar, and more :: © Takenobu Igarashi
Beginning at 10am today, join internationally renowned scholars in exploring Central Asian ikat textiles and the evolution of pattern design at the Seventh R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress :: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Here's a last-minute #MothersDay gift idea: Receive 10% off when you use the promo code MOM on a gift membership.
On the blog: May Andell Family Sundays are inspired by the exhibition "Charles White: A Retrospective." Learn more about the special art workshops and gallery activities you can take part in this month.
Zeng Fanzhi's "Untitled" marks a carefully considered turn to the abstract for the artist. See it in the Ahmanson Building lobby :: © 2019 Zeng Fanzhi, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
On the blog: Since 1997, the Maya Mobile, a 48-foot truck designed as an archeological site, has been teaching students about trade and cultural development of the Maya, Aztec and Inka. We celebrated the program's first visit to a school outside of LAUSD.
May 9, 12:30pm, free and open to the public. Educator Lara Schilling will discuss Joan Brown’s painting "Girl in Chair" (1962) and Alison Saar’s sculpture "Breach" (2016) to explore how each artist took on the female nude :: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
May 11, 10am. Don't miss this one-day symposium exploring Central Asian ikat textiles.
May 30, 7:30pm, free. Join us for a screening of "Halston," including a post-screening conversation with director Frédéric Tcheng and producer Roland Ballester.
On the blog: Join us this Saturday, May 11 for the Seventh R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress: The Power of Pattern in Central Asian Ikats, a unique opportunity to celebrate Central Asian ikat textiles :: photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Learn from LACMA curators about three new exhibitions at the museum, focused on the domains of Frank Stella, Eleanor Antin, and Isaac Julien. (via @widewalls1)
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