This Weekend at LACMA: 2014 Season of Art & Music Presents Calder Quartet, Free Film and Tours, Can’t-Miss Exhibitions, and More!

Each week you have but 48 hours to unwind and experience something new—spend a few of them at LACMA. On Saturday the 2014 season of Art & Music kicks off with a performance from the Calder Quartet with red fish blue fish at 7:30 pm in the Bing Theater. The four-piece ensemble has been playing together for over 15 years and is recognized for reimagining the modern role of a string quartet. Hear why the New York Times calls the group “superb” and how they are pushing a centuries-old medium to new planes. Tickets are still available online or by phone.

Earlier, on Friday at our roving art laboratory, the Hacienda Heights Art+Film Lab (located at Steinmetz Park), contribute to the oral-history project at 3 pm with your personal accounts of life in the Southland. Then at 7 pm see The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt. Set in 1950s Texas, the film contemplates human existence, time, and life on earth through provocative sequences and an evocative soundtrack.

Then on Sunday, families are invited to Andell Family Sundays at 12:30 pm, where children and adults explore the art of soccer, through the lens of Fútbol: The Beautiful Game. Andell Family Sundays happen each Sunday and comes free with museum admission. Later in the day be a part of Sundays Live featuring the Capitol Ensemble with pianist Rina Dokshitsky at 6 pm. This program is always free and open to the public.

William Henry Fox Talbot, A Fruit Piece, 1844–46, the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin

William Henry Fox Talbot, A Fruit Piece, 1844–46, the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation, acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin

And in our galleries find the entire history of photography in the comprehensive exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection (closing next week on Sunday, March 23). For you early birds, take advantage of the free, 50-minute guided tour of the exhibition on Saturday at noon. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is another exhibition that can’t be missed. Learn more about the legendary artists and his work during the free guided tour at 11:30 am on Sunday. Last of all, discover something new from our permanent collection with a 20-minute tour of our Impressionism artworks on Saturday at 1 pm or see the latest installment of German Expressionism in Visions of the South. The clock’s ticking!

Roberto Ayala

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