This Weekend at LACMA: Eakins and Opie Closing, ARSG Opening, Film Foundation Series Continues

This is your last chance to see Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape—both are closing this Sunday (as is Tad Beck’s installation Palimpsest, which is installed within Manly Pursuits).

Thomas Eakins, Salutat, 1898, gift of anonymous donor, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Catherine Opie, Football Landscape #16 (Waianae vs Leilehua, Waianae, HI), 2009, collection of the artist, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA, © Catherine Opie

Tonight the great jazz drummer Peter Erskine will lead his quartet in a performance as part of our free Jazz at LACMA series. The concert celebrates the release of their newest album, Standards 2: Movie Music, which follows on the heels of their last, Grammy-nominated album. Just to give you a taste of Erskine’s talents, here’s a video of him during a performance with Diana Krall in Montreal.

Also tonight, our Art Rental and Sales Gallery is hosting an opening for its latest exhibition,  featuring the work of artists Anne McCaddon, Rachel Warkentin, and Hea-Sook Yoo. The ARSG is located on the lower-level of the Bing Center. The artwork is for sale (if you’re a member, you have the option to rent), and proceeds from ARSG sales support museum programs and exhibitions. It’s a great way to build your own collection and support local artists and the museum. The opening starts at 6:30 pm.

Rachel Warkentin, Insourcing

At 7:30 pm just upstairs from the ARSG, our 20th Anniversary Tribute to the Film Foundation continues with Bonjour Tristesse,  directed by Otto Preminger and staring Deborah Kerr, David Niven, and Jean Seberg, followed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Barefoot Contessa,  starring Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner. Here’s a trailer for the latter:

The series continues tomorrow night with the noir classic (shot in color!), Leave Her to Heaven, followed by Luchino Visconti’s period drama Senso, which will be introduced by Martin Donovan, who collaborated with Visconti on a number of projects.

Also happening on Saturday night is a great event for any wine enthusiasts out there: The Art of Wine: Celebrate the Senses!  The event will kick off with a guided tour of the Resnick Pavilion’s exhibitions, including the many French paintings in Eye for the Sensual, followed by a wine tasting with a wine historian. Tickets are $65–$70 and include wine, appetizers, and parking. The event is very close to selling out so call to make your reservations: 323 857-6010.

Finally, on Sunday night our tribute to Robert Schumann’s centennial continues with soprano Jacquelynne Fontaine performing Schumann’s Frauenlieben und Leben at our free Sundays Live concert in the Bing. Fontaine’s is a voice to behold—check out the videos of some of her performances at her website  to get an idea of what you’re in store for on Sunday.

Scott Tennent

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