This Weekend at LACMA: California Design Opens, Pacific Standard Time Free Day, Monet/Lichtenstein, and More

This weekend is the full-scale launch of Pacific Standard Time, with exhibitions opening at more than 60 locations all around Southern California, including LACMA, the Getty, the Hammer, MoCA, and many more. You can get the full scoop on all of the participating institutions and exhibitions at the Pacific Standard Time website.   More on our Pacific Standard Time exhibitions and info about free admission on Sunday below, but first: in celebration of Pacific Standard Time, actor Jason Schwartzman came to LACMA the other night, where he was promptly tormented by John Baldessari’s disembodied head:

Our largest show of the fall, which is part of Pacific Standard Time, is California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way.”  It is open exclusively to members right now, and opens to the public tomorrow. If you’ve been following us on Unframed this week you’ve seen some behind-the-scenes posts about the show’s installation, including yesterday’s Q&A with architects Hodgetts + Fung. You can also like us on Facebook to get another peek at the show.

To start the weekend out, vocalist Melissa Morgan brings her Billie Holiday stylings to the Jazz at LACMA stage tonight. Get a taste of her sound here.

In addition to California Design, another beautiful exhibition will be opening to the public on Saturday—Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals. This small but powerful exhibition pairs cathedral works from Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein painted six decades apart.  Note that on Saturday evening, the museum will be closing at 5 pm. The last tickets for Tim Burton will be for the 3 pm hour.

Monet, Claude, Rouen Cathedral, the portal. Morning Sun, Blue Harmony, 1893, Oil on canvas, 91 x 63 cm, Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France (Inv. RF2000), Photo courtesy Réunion des Musées Nationaux by Thierry Le Mage/Art Resource, NY.

Monet, Claude, Rouen Cathedral, the portal. Morning Sun, Blue Harmony, 1893, Oil on canvas, 91 x 63 cm, Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France (Inv. RF2000), Photo courtesy Réunion des Musées Nationaux by Thierry Le Mage/Art Resource, NY.

On Sunday, in celebration of the launch of Pacific Standard Time, LACMA (except Tim Burton) and more than 25 other museums  will be free all day. Free shuttle buses will also be running throughout the day between museums in the PST circuit. Look for the shuttles around town–Instant Mural, one of the iconic works from our Asco exhibition–adorns the side of them.

In the Art Catalogues bookstore on Sunday, ceramist Adam Silverman will be in conversation with architect Kulapat Yantrasast about Silverman’s limited-edition ceramic work created exclusively for LACMA in conjunction with California Design.

LACMA PST Edition, Works in Progress by Adam Silverman

LACMA PST Edition, Works in Progress by Adam Silverman

And finally, Sunday evening, Los Angeles Electric 8 are joined by Javanese vocalist Peni Candra Rini for our free Sundays Live concert. This week’s concert is part of the World Festival of Sacred Music.

 

Scott Tennent

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