This Weekend at LACMA: Possible Worlds Closes, Angel City Jazz Festival, and More

This weekend marks your last chance to see the exhibition Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra, Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections. We invited the artists to curate an exhibition using works from our collection of more than 100,000 objects, and they have gathered objects of contemporary art, ancient American art, Japanese art, and more into a cohesive theme. As the Los Angeles Times wrote, “What emerges overall from this motley installation is an affirmation of common ground in the midst of extreme diversity.”

Possible Worlds, Installation View

In addition to Possible Worlds there are five more exhibitions to choose from including our Pacific Standard Time exhibitions for Asco, Ed Kienholz, and Maria Nordman. And while you’re going in to Tim Burton you can get a peek at the installation for our largest show of the fall, California Design, which opens next week.

Tonight the Angel City Jazz Festival kicks off at LACMA. The free concert is a double bill: first up are the winners of the first annual Angel City Young Artist Competition, followed by pianist Larry Karush’s quintet. Here’s a clip of Karush playing solo at the 2009 rendition of the festival:

On Sunday artist, curator, and collector Edmund de Waal talks about his fascinating family history—he is a descendent of the Ephrussi family—and their collection of Japanese netsuke, the only tangible family possession that wasn’t lost to the Nazis. The lecture marks the publication of de Waal’s new book, The Hare with Amber Eyes

Finally, on Sunday night, pianist Mack McCray and cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneu perform works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff for our free Sundays Live concert series.

Scott Tennent

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