This Weekend at LACMA: Frederick Wiseman Films, Jack Pierson & Malik Gaines Talk, Conversation with Glynn, Ochoa, and Hagen, and More

The weekend kicks off in the Bing Theater with a Spotlight on Frederick Wiseman, recipient of the 2012 Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The acclaimed documentarian will be on hand for a conversation, followed by a screening of his 2010 film Boxing Gym.

On Sunday come for a free talk with artists Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen, and Ruben Ochoa—all of whom have work currently featured in Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection. The conversation will be moderated by Jane McFadden, professor of art history at Art Center College of Art and Design. (Come back next weekend for a performance project by Glynn—“The Myth of Singularity (after Rodin),” the first in a series of performances Glynn will carry out at LACMA over the course of 2013.)

Mark Hagen, To Be Titled (Subtractive and Additive Sculpture #8), 2012, purchased with funds provided by AHAN: Studio Forum, 2012 Art Here and Now purchase

Mark Hagen, To Be Titled (Subtractive and Additive Sculpture #8), 2012, purchased with funds provided by AHAN: Studio Forum, 2012 Art Here and Now purchase

Also on Sunday, and also free: photographer Jack Pierson will be at Art Catalogues to talk about his two new books; Pierson will be in conversation with Malik Gaines of My Barbarian and assistant professor of art at Hunter College, CUNY. Pierson will sign books following the talk.

Continuing on the contemporary theme, stop in to see our exhibitions on Robert Mapplethorpe, Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, Stanley Kubrick, or Ed Ruscha! The latter closes later this month.

Installation view, Michael Heizer: Actual Size

Installation view, Michael Heizer: Actual Size

Or, leave the present tense and look back to a little European art history with Caravaggio or the French ceramics on view in Daily Pleasures. Those ceramics serve as inspiration for our free Andell Family Sunday activities. For still more variety, check out this list of even more exhibitions on view right now, including objects from South and Southeast Asia, ancient America, and more.

Close out Sunday at LACMA by heading into the Bing Theater to see fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk perform pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, as part of our ongoing Sundays Live free concert series.

Scott Tennent

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