This Weekend at LACMA: ArtWalk, Malick Series, Black American Art Roundtable, and More

Is it just me, or is everyone starting to get into the summertime mood? It’s time to get out, have fun with friends, stay up late, enjoy yourself. You can do that all weekend at LACMA in a variety of ways—like tonight, with Jazz at LACMA. The Greg Porée Group (GPG) performs for free in front of Urban Light, just steps away from your best dinner/drinks option in the Miracle Mile, Ray’s and Stark Bar.

On the other side of campus, our Terence Malick film series, which began yesterday, continues with The Thin Red Line, his third film, made in 1998. The wartime film stars Jim Caviezel, who will be here in person. Saturday night, travel back twenty years to 1978 for Malick’s masterful Days of Heaven, with Richard Gere and Sam Shepherd.  Production designer and longtime Malick collaborator Jack Fisk will be at the screening.

As mentioned yesterday, this Saturday is the annual Muse ArtWalk—aka free admission to LACMA and all the other museums on the Miracle Mile. All the galleries in the area will be open as well and there are tons of site-specific performances and artworks commissioned specially for ArtWalk.

While you’re here, be sure to stop in to the Bing Theater for a free roundtable discussion celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the LACMA exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art, including exhibition curator David Driskell (now professor emeritus, University of Maryland), UC Irvine professor Bridget Cooks (who we interviewed earlier this week), and LACMA curators Franklin Sirmans, Austen Bailly, and Brooke Davis Anderson. We’ve just launched an archival site for this historic exhibition—have a peek, and check in to Unframed again next week for more.

Henry Ossawa Tanner, Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1907-1918, Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection

On Sunday, bring your kids during the day for Andell Family Sundays, or stop in for a free evening concert by The Colburn Chamber Orchestra, performing works by Boccherini, Bernstein, Bartok, and Britten.

And don’t forget: this Monday starting at 11 am, we will be screening Christian Marclay’s The Clock (which LACMA acquired last month) for twenty-four hours straight in the Bing Theater. Admission to this screening is free.

Scott Tennent

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