This Week at LACMA

If your family is in town, if you have a couple of extra days off work, or if you are just looking for something great to do this week, LACMA is a perfect place to visit. Note that the museum is closed on Christmas day and on Wednesdays.

Our galleries are full this month—currently there are eleven special exhibitions on view. Closing January 6 are two acclaimed shows—Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective and Drawing Surrealism.

Installation view, “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective,” September 16, 2012–January 6, 2013, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Ken Price, photo © 2012 Fredrik Nilsen

Installation view, “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective,” September 16, 2012–January 6, 2013, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Ken Price, photo © 2012 Fredrik Nilsen

Also on view are blockbuster exhibitions Stanley Kubrick and Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy. Reserve your tickets in advance online or by calling 323 857-6010. Both Ken Price and Caravaggio and His Legacy made Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight’s list of the top exhibitions of the year in Southern California.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, c. 1595, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, photo © 2012 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, c. 1595, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, photo © 2012 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

LACMA’s NexGen program offers free general admission for anyone 17 and under as well as one accompanying adult. NexGen members also receive one ticket to Stanley Kubrick and Caravaggio and His Legacy. There’s a lot for families to do at LACMA every day. The Boone Children’s Gallery gives adults and kids alike the chance to learn about and experience brush painting and art from China and Korea. Every Monday and Friday at 2 pm, families can join educators in the Korean galleries for Story Time.

Boone Children's Gallery

Boone Children’s Gallery

Enjoy the final days of 2012!

Alex Capriotti

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