This Weekend at LACMA: Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab Opening, Musical Performance by Smoke and Mirrors, the Afterlife of Piet Mondrian, and Much More!

Take part in the debut of the Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab this Friday with an opening party! Los Angeles–based Chicano Batman rings in the festivities at 7 pm at Steinmetz Park with a free show. See a screening of the film These Birds Walk by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq at 8 pm. Exploring the plight of poverty in Pakistan by following a unique friendship between Omar, an orphaned toughie, and Asad, an ambulance driver who unites runaways with families by night, and delivers bodies to the morgue by day. Through March 23, the Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab offers free film workshops, an oral history project, and a diverse selection of films through the Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab.

LACMA 9 Art+Film Lab, photo by Duncan Cheng

LACMA9 Art+Film Lab, photo by Duncan Cheng

Need last-minute plans for Friday night? See a special screening of the 1943 film Shadow of a Doubt in Bing Theater at 7:30 pm. As the latest installment of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Restoration Tribute series, the screening includes an introductory conversation with actor Bill Hader.

On Saturday, we’re hosting a free lecture and book signing about the Afterlife of Piet Mondrian with Stanford professor Nancy J. Troy, who also The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian. Troy will explore the different ways Mondrian’s art has influenced culture, and the ways in which his own surroundings shaped the artwork during his life.

Memorial Figure (uli, selambungin lorong type),  Papua New Guinea, New Ireland Province, circa 1900, Purchased with funds provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation with additional funding by Jane and Terry Semel, the David Bohnett Foundation, Camilla Chandler Frost, Gayle and Edward P. Roski and The Ahmanson Foundation

Papua New Guinea, New Ireland Province, Memorial Figure (uli, selambungin lorong type), circa 1900, purchased with funds provided by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation with additional funding by Jane and Terry Semel, the David Bohnett Foundation, Camilla Chandler Frost, Gayle and Edward P. Roski, and the Ahmanson Foundation

Andell Family Sundays continues, focusing on Memories and Art from Africa. Students are encouraged to design personal memory boards and their own royal objects in artists-led workshops.  The program takes place at 12:30p m in the Los Angeles Times Central Court.

Guests are invited to take part in a conversation with Jeffrey Deitch and Michael Chow at the Art Catalogues Store on Sunday. Jeffrey Deitch will discuss Chow’s return to art with the artist, as well as his book that is available for purchase in the store.  The talk will be proceeded by a book signing and reception.

Also on Sunday, Los Angeles–based percussion ensemble Smoke and Mirrors performs in the Bing Theater at 6 pm. Come hear this rare performance this Sunday, free and open to the public.

Rose Mandel, On Walls and Behind Glass, 1947, printed 1947, The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of the Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin, © Rose Mandel Archives, all rights reserved

Rose Mandel, On Walls and Behind Glass, 1947, printed 1947, the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of the Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin, © Rose Mandel Archives, all rights reserved

While you’re here, stop by and witness the history of photography—and the science of sight and vision—in one exhibition, See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. Indeed visitors will encounter both iconic works and be introduced to new pictures as they traverse the exhibition. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic located in the Resnick Pavilion, showcases the kinetic and dynamic work by this master of 20th-century sculpture. And the exhibition Fútbol: The Beautiful Game features famous football portraits by Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, and many more, and is on view in BCAM. Be sure to check out the entire list of exhibitions to find what you’re looking for this weekend.

Larkin Manger, intern, Marketing and Communications

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