This Weekend at LACMA: Steve Wolfe Closing, Jane Fonda Film Series Continues, Sundays Live

 If you haven’t had a chance to see some of our current exhibitions, this might be a good weekend to come. Steve Wolfe on Paper is closing on Sunday, and India’s Fabled City is closing next week. (And while you’re here, don’t forget to stop in to the Resnick Pavilion to check out Larry Fink: Hollywood, 2000–2009,  which just opened in the Resnick Pavilion last week.) The shows couldn’t be more different, but they do both contain works that display a fascinating attention to detail. Wolfe, who draws books and albums in the trompe l’oeil technique, renders his subjects so vividly I’ve had half a mind to pull his drawings off the wall and try spinning them on a turntable.

On the other hand I could stare for an hour at a single painting in India’s Fabled City, taking in the many small details captured in the works.  

Attributed to Nevasi Lal, Noblewomen playing chess, c. 1780-1800, Musee national des Arts asiatiques--Guimet, Paris, MA 12112

Meanwhile our tribute to Jane Fonda film series continues, bookended this weekend with a couple of films that saw Fonda team with Robert Redford. First up tonight is the wonderful Barefoot in the Park, featuring Fonda and Redford as newlyweds making a life in Greenwhich Village;  following that is the feminist comedy 9 to 5. On Saturday, Fonda stars in the 1964 thriller set on the French Riviera, Joy House followed by all-star ensemble film The Chase, which sees Fonda at the center of a cast including Redford, Marlon Brando, Angie Dickinson, and more.

Bring your kids to Andell Family Sunday and take in the costumes of Fashioning Fashion.  Perhaps you can take our wigmaking post from earlier this week as inspiration during the family art-making activities.

On Sunday evening you can catch the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra performing for Sundays Live. The Young Musicians Foundation, now in its 56th year, is made up of 70 Angeleno musicians aged 15–25. Alumni from this orchestra are now members of nearly every major orchestra in the country, as well as some in Europe and Asia, and include conductors such as Andre Previn and Michael Tilson Thomas. This will be a great chance to see some of tomorrow’s stars of the classical music world.

Finally, Monday is a President’s Day—and that means LACMA will be free all day, thanks to Target.  As usual there will be plenty of family activities and live music throughout the day.

Scott Tennent

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