Discover connections between art and music with dublab founder Mark “Frosty” McNeill and LACMA curator Katia Zavistovski in a virtual walkthrough of the newly reopened Modern Art Galleries on Mon. Oct. 25 @ 7pm PT.
RSVP for this free online tour: bit.ly/3nk4RwQ
About last night...
Did you know that the limited edition exhibition catalogue for "Yoshitomo Nara" includes a vinyl LP with original music and covers by American indie rock band @TheRealYLT?
Find the catalogue online: bit.ly/3E8Q4LY@michinara3
Join us in Grand Park on Sat. Oct. 23 @ 7 pm for a fun and interactive family night celebrating the beautiful Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead with art-making activities and more!
More info on this free program: bit.ly/3m5hE6R
Portraits make history.
Tickets are now available for "The Obama Portraits Tour" and companion exhibition "Black American Portraits," coming to LACMA on November 7. Both exhibitions are included with general Museum admission.
Reserve tickets at lacma.org.
Kids ages 9–12 will discover what makes a compelling comic book and go through the process of storyboarding, pencilling, and inking handmade comics in this online class across five Thursdays, starting Oct. 21.
More info: bit.ly/3G4ZJFh
106-year-old artist Carmen Herrera has been creating abstract paintings and sculptures showcasing bold, straight-edged geometry for more than 70 years.
Her large-scale monochromatic sculpture "Estructura Verde" is now on view at LACMA.
From dots to lines, collage to paint, kids ages 6–8 will experiment with different materials to make fantastic works of art in this creative online after-school class over five Wednesdays, starting Oct. 20!
More info: bit.ly/3jhwV2s
In conjunction with the exhibition “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870–1900,” hear artist Stephen Berkman and LACMA curator Britt Salvesen in an online conversation on Tue. Oct. 19 @ 7 pm PT.
RSVP free: bit.ly/3vq7yQV
Join us in Roy Campanella Park on Sat. Oct. 16 @ 10:30 am and have fun learning how cyanotypes (or sun prints) are made, and create your own using objects from nature and the sun’s energy!
More info on this free workshop: bit.ly/3vhW6GZ
Meet Getty Marrow Intern in Conservation Izik Vu, and see the projects they helped with this past summer, from pinning and steaming the pleated hem of a Victorian wedding dress' skirt to the conservation treatment of a 19th-century reproduced etching.
A moody and surreal collection highlight for this, the spookiest month of the year 👁
Odilon Redon, "À Edgar Poe (À l'horizon l'Ange des Certitudes, et dans le ciel sombre, un regard intérrogateur)," lithograph, 1882.Q
More than ever, students need creative outlets to process the events of the last year and a half. Join our free online lecture “Evenings for Educators: Art, Resilience, and Healing” on Tue. Oct. 12 @ 5 pm PT.
RSVP here: bit.ly/3uWfEk7
Who made objects like this Edo-period chest? For whom?
See how LACMA curators and researchers unravel the trade journeys of multiple pieces in the collection, a process that can often lead to more mysteries than answers!
Read more on the blog: bit.ly/3Bluq6g
Calling all art detectives! Go on a virtual adventure through Ferren Gipson's magnificent museum-in-a-book, “The Ultimate Art Museum,” with interactive games and activities for ages five and up, Sun. Oct. 10 @ 11 am.
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Kids ages 8 and up will learn simple stitching techniques to make a small textile or patch to embellish clothing, a tote bag, and more in this online Family Art Class on Fri. Oct. 8 @ 6 pm.
Learn more: bit.ly/3BdPVpA
Join a study day of close looking and conversation in conjunction with the exhibition “Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation INK Collection” with artists, scholars, and curators on Wed. Oct. 6 @ 10 am.
RSVP free: bit.ly/3abAUca
Enjoy an exploration of artist Timothy Washington, including a studio visit to reveal some of his work made following "Three Graphic Artists: Charles White, David Hammons, Timothy Washington" (January 26–March 7, 1971) at LACMA.
Watch now on YouTube: bit.ly/3A44SZR
"Untouched/Unclaimed: Myths of Progress," is a virtual exhibition project from this years' Mellon Summer Academy students that explores the 20th century photographs of rural and urban spaces with a critical eye.
Read more on the blog: bit.ly/3ipUN3E
Join us in Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park Oct. 2 @ 10:30 am and have fun learning how cyanotypes (or sun prints) are made, and create your own using objects from nature and the sun’s energy!
More info: bit.ly/39LF8qw
This unique varnish required a unique approach. See how this painting was cleaned using Nanorestore Gels, a new product specifically designed for the conservation of modern and contemporary artworks.
After careful examination, we learned that the varnish used here was likely a water-based polyurethane varnish, which is quite unusual for paintings. This type of varnish is usually something that's used to coat wood.
Kirchner is well known for dry, matte surfaces, but this painting was very glossy and flat, which often happens when varnishes degrade and turn yellow over time. We decided to treat it in preparation for its reinstallation in the new modern art galleries.
Don't be blue 💙
This weekend, learn how to make your own cyanotype, or sun print, and create your own artworks using objects from nature and the sun's energy.
Sat. Oct. 2, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park
Learn the story behind Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," and see these incredible works for yourself in "Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation."
Read more on the blog: bit.ly/3AKSi2Z
In anticipation of the exhibition “Black American Portraits” opening this fall, join an in-depth exploration of artist Timothy Washington, including a special behind-the-scenes studio visit, Sep 30 @ 12pm PT.
RSVP for this free online program: bit.ly/3ull8EF
LACMA offers a free membership program for LA County kids and teens! As NexGenLA members, kids and teens can visit the museum for free anytime and bring one guest.
Learn more about how to enroll the young art lover in your life in NexGenLA: bit.ly/3aV0hOw
In response to Cauleen Smith’s explorations of radical generosity and intentional community-building, LACMA invited a few members of various L.A. communities to share stories that speak to the artist’s interests.
Watch Portraits of Radical Generosity:
Explore the work of Käthe Kollwitz in the context of the politics and culture of 1937 Los Angeles in “Käthe Kollwitz: Nazi Spies and Jewish Defiance” on Sept. 23 @ 5pm PT.
RSVP for this free talk: bit.ly/3lQN7rT
Learn how to understand students’ cultures and identities through the practice and theory of Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies in the Arts on Sept. 22 @ 4:30 pm PT.
RSVP for this free Educator Speaker Series program: bit.ly/3Cv8qGg
Explore works of art from the museum’s collection—from the comfort of home—at a virtual art chat for individuals with early-stage dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
RSVP for this free program on Sept. 21 @ 1 pm PT: bit.ly/3u3QRdy