This Weekend at LACMA: 1/2 Off Admission All Weekend, Art-Making Activities, and More

As all Angelenos know by now, this weekend is another Carmageddon weekend, in which a ten-mile stretch of the 405 will be closed, thus sending our car-obsessed culture into a spiraling depression. Okay, maybe it won’t be that bad—but what better weekend to leave your car at home and embrace alternative modes of transportation? For extra incentive, we are offering half off general admission all day Saturday and Sunday to anyone who comes to the museum on foot or via mass transit, bike, skateboard, tricycle, or shopping cart.

An anonymously placed shopping cart has joined the anonymously placed tricycle outside our staff entrance.

Among your options this weekend, in addition to our collection galleries, are five featured exhibitions—Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Ed Ruscha: Standard, Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis, The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White, and Michael Heizer: Actual Size. In addition to that we’ve got nearly a dozen other smaller exhibitions and rotations from various areas of our collection.

Installation view, Michael Heizer: Actual Size

As noted earlier this week on Unframed, artist Alia Syed will be on hand Saturday afternoon for a free screening of her 16mm films, in conjunction with the exhibition Eating Grass, on view now in the Ahmanson Building.

Sunday is the perfect day to delve deep into the art-making process, for kids and adults. As usual, families are invited to free Andell Family Sunday activities, which include free art-making activities. There’s also the Boone Children’s Gallery in the Hammer Building, adjacent to our Chinese and Korean art galleries. On the adult end of the spectrum, check out a free demonstration of traditional Korean Najeon lacquer making in the Korean galleries with artist Lee Hyeong-man, on Sunday afternoon. Take some time to step into the Pavilion for Japanese Art too, where artist Ohie Toshio will be present in the galleries for his exhibition Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book, available to chat and answer questions about the art of book design.

Ohie Toshio, Anthology of Poetry by Aizu Yaichi, 2010, published by Chūō Kōronsha, collection of Yamamura Mitsuhisa

Once again the weekend at LACMA begins and ends with free concerts. Friday night, vocalist Janis Mann performs at our weekly Jazz at LACMA. Sunday evening catch the Mojave Trio, performing works by Schubert and Piazolla during our free Sundays Live concert series.

Scott Tennent

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