Our busy fall season is just around the corner, but in the meantime many of our summertime exhibitions are coming to a close this weekend. In BCAM, Sunday is your last chance to see Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol. The exhibition includes photographs and a five-channel film installation by Lockhart on the subject of the late Israeli dance composer Noa Eshkol. Eshkol developed a precise movement notation system in the 1950s, and believed in an extremely minimal presentation of her compositions; in Lockhart’s films, black-clad dancers perform only to the sound a metronome in a room that is empty but for textiles created by Eshkol. More of Eshkol’s beautiful textiles are also on view in the exhibition.
This weekend is also your last chance to see …Is James Bond, our exhibition of the opening credit sequences of all of the James Bond films. Though the exhibition is closing, we continue to screen James Bond films every Thursday in September, so check the calendar for upcoming screenings.
Two more installations are coming off view this weekend: in the Resnick Pavilion, Michael Heizer’s Actual Size: Munich Rotary—an actual-size projection of his 1969 negative sculpture Munich Depression—will come down after Sunday; however, his large-scale photographs on view in BCAM will remain on view through the end of October. Finally, The German Woodcut: Renaissance and Expressionist Revival explores the development of the woodcut medium during the Renaissance and its revival by German artists in the twentieth century.
Starting at 2 pm we’re happy to host KCRW’s fourth annual Good Food Pie Contest. Judges for the contest, hosted by Good Food‘s Evan Kleiman, include Jonathan Gold, and Russ Parsons of the Los Angeles Times, Huell Howser of PBS, and chefs Michael Voltaggio, Karen Hatfield, Kris Morningstar, and more. In addition to more typical categories like best Fruit Pie, best Savory Pie, and so on, the judges will also be choosing the best pie inspired by Chris Burden’s Metropolis II. These pies must be seen—and tasted—to be believed. (PS: want free admission to the museum? Wear an apron.)
Sunday, in conjunction with The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White, we are offering a free panel discussion, “Camera Ready: The Allure of Stardom.” Historian and poet Iris Berry, Toddlers and Tiaras producer Suzanne Rauscher, and USC professors and authors Sarah Banet-Weiser and Leo Braudy will discuss the impact of celebrity imagery on popular consciousness.
Finally, end your weekend with free concert from pianist Petronel Malan, who will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.