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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:
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: @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:
Design a mixed media mail-able work of art and send it as a postcard or learn how to fold a custom envelope in this online Adult Art Class on Fri. Oct 22 @ 6 pm PT. More info:
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
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:
We are live! The inaugural Kickstarter of @SpaceSongFound is live!! Support a 200-year global project that activates the intersection of art, science and design! #cubesat #outerspace #artandtech @LACMA @NASAJPL @oberlincollege…
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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:
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:
Antoine Etex, "The Death of Hyacinthus," bronze, circa 1829.
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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:
Take just seven minutes to watch this video from @LACMA highlighting the transformative work of Ilka Perkins, co-founder of our 2021 CREATE grantee People's Pottery Project. You won't regret it. #radicalgenerosity #ceramics
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Get expert tips on a variety of transparent watercolor techniques in our online Adult Art Class: Figurative Watercolor, across five Saturdays beginning Oct. 16 @ 10 am. More info:
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
Fall is in the air, and with it comes plenty of reasons to visit some of your favorite museums! Explore the many exhibitions on view in SoCal this season:
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Looking for something to do this week? There might just be a LACMA event or exhibition for you! 🍂 See what's on view and find things to do this week at
Strolling into the weekend like... 👅 #DogsOfLACMAA post via @thecutestcoda on Instagram7
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:
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:
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. RSVP for this free online program:
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:
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:
Looking for something to do this week? There might just be a LACMA event for you! 🌤 See what's on view and find things to this week at
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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:
That's why her hair is so's full of secrets. #MeanGirlsDay
What do you see in this late night collection highlight? Benjamin F. Berlin, "Figures," oil on canvas, mid-to-late 1920s.
"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:
Welcome to spooky season 💀 Robert Mapplethorpe, "Skull," gelatin silver print, negative 1988, printed 2005, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.9
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:
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.
Today, we're stepping behind the scenes into Paintings Conservation to see how a 1912 painting by by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is cleaned and prepared for exhibition.
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
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:
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:
#DidYouKnow? 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:
Looking for something to do this week? ✨ There might just be a LACMA event or exhibition for you! See what's on view and find things to do this week at LACMA:
I am honored to be featured in @LACMA's Portraits of Radical Generosity video series, sharing musings on #AliceColtrane's @VedanticCenter Ashram and @dublab in response to #CauleenSmith's exhibition at the museum.…
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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:…
Feeling the autumn vibes 🍂 A collection highlight for the#FirstDayOfFalll Kawase Hasui, "Autumn in Oirase," color woodblock print, 1933, © Estate of Kawase Hasui, photo © Museum Associates / LACMA.g
Don't miss these exciting upcoming exhibitions at LACMA, including the #ObamaPortraitsTour, "Black American Portraits," and "Mixpantli." Learn more via @nytimes…
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:
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:
Infuse some art into your week ahead ✨ See what's on view and find things to do this week at LACMA:
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:
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