This Weekend at LACMA: Free Admission Sunday, Free Film w/ Gael Garcia Bernal, Diane Keaton Talk, Family Art Activities

The art and film worlds intersect for a picture-perfect weekend at LACMA. Reserve tickets for tonight to see Stanley Kubrick (one ticket gets you into Kubrick and the soon-to-close Caravaggio and His Legacy), and then hop in line to see a free screening of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín’s No tonight in the Bing Theater.

Fresh off of an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, No stars Gael García Bernal as an advertising executive who spearheads a campaign to oust military dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1980s. Larraín, Bernal, and costar Antonia Zegers will be on hand for a Q&A. Though tickets are no longer available, a standby line will form at the Hammer Building Ticket Office at 6:30 pm.

Top off your movie night with Stanley Kubrick–themed dinner at Ray’s (“Pho Metal Jacket”) and cocktails at Stark Bar (i.e. “The Wind Doesn’t Blow, It Sucks,” aka “The Full Metal Daiquiri”).

On Saturday night at 7 pm, Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie, writer and Los Angeles Times contributing editor, will take part in a free discussion about their latest collaboration, House, a book about architecture and interior design. Tickets to the conversation are no longer available in advance, but a standby line will form at 6 pm.

House, by Diane Keaton with text by D.J. Waldie

House, by Diane Keaton with text by D.J. Waldie

And then there’s more art—and lots of it.

LACMA, along with eighteen other area museums, is offering FREE general admission this Sunday as part of the eighth annual Museums Free-For-All.

Though this doesn’t include admission to Stanley Kubrick or Caravaggio and His Legacy, you will get free access to all other exhibitions and galleries, including Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, Compass for Surveyors: 19th-Century American Landscapes, The Ancient Maya World: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, and much more.

Installation view, Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, November 15, 2012–February 24, 2013, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA

Installation view, Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, November 15, 2012–February 24, 2013, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA

Vessel with Supernatural Profile, Belize, Uxbenka region, Maya, AD 650-900, purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost

Vessel with Supernatural Profile, Belize, Uxbenka region, Maya, AD 650-900, purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost

Also, while you’re here, you must see the rare pair of eighteenth-century Japanese screens depicting seventeen cranes by seminal Japanese artist Maruyama Okyo that went on view last weekend. These screens are an unprecedented acquisition for LACMA, which was, after years of pursuing by curator of Japanese art, Robert Singer, granted the rare opportunity to acquire them by the government of Japan.

 Maruyama Okyo, Cranes, 1772 (An'ei period, 1772-1780), gift of Camilla Chandler Frost in honor of Robert T. Singer

Maruyama Okyo, Cranes, 1772 (An’ei period, 1772-1780), gift of Camilla Chandler Frost in honor of Robert T. Singer

Sunday is also a perfect day to bring the family to LACMA. Not only can your family enjoy art-making activities and tours during Andell Family Sundays, but you can also sign your child up for Arts for NexGen, LACMA’s free youth membership program, and accompany him or her to the museum for free all year-round.

Round out the weekend with a free classical music concert featuring Chamber Ensembles from the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute in the Bing Theater at 6 pm.

Have a great weekend, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at LACMA!

Jenny Miyasaki

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