LACMA is Free Today!

Join us for another popular Target Free Holiday Monday at LACMA. The LACMA campus will be bustling with free admission to all galleries from 12–8 pm (excluding Tim Burton), family art-making activities, gallery tours, a live band, and more.

On the plaza at 12:30 and 2:45, vibrant Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia will entertain the crowd with their fusion of Latin, rock, and world music sounds. Check out their recent rave review from the Los Angeles Times  and watch their fun video for Chicle (warning: it may make you want to get up and dance!).

From 1:30–3 pm, check out the Latin American gallery in the Art of the Americas Building where gallery educators will be discussing works by contemporary Latin American artists. Families can use the inspiration from the gallery tours and performances to create their own work of art in a family drawing activity on the plaza.

In the galleries, we’ve got quite a few special exhibitions on view. Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 chronicles the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco.

Ricardo Valverde, Termites y Guerrero, 1975, collection of Esperanza Valverde and Christopher J. Valverde, Los Angeles, CA

Ricardo Valverde, Termites y Guerrero, 1975, collection of Esperanza Valverde and Christopher J. Valverde, Los Angeles, CA

The gorgeous and expansive exhibition Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts ends today! Don’t miss your chance to see opulent gifts and the beautiful Ardibil Carpet.

Sindukht Comes to Sam Bearing Gifts, Folio from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Iran, Tabriz, 1525–35, 18 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. Aga Khan Museum Collection, Geneva (AKM00496) Photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.

Sindukht Comes to Sam Bearing Gifts, Folio from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Iran, Tabriz, 1525–35, 18 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. Aga Khan Museum Collection, Geneva (AKM00496) Photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.

Also on view are Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Maria Nordman’s Filmroom: Smoke, 1967–Present, Edward Kienholz, Five Car Stud 1969–1972, Revisited, and much more!

Alex Capriotti

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