If it’s a holiday Monday, then that means general admission to LACMA is free, thanks to Target. Tim Burton is not included, but the seven other exhibitions on view now, as well as Christian Marclay’s The Clock and all the rest of our permanent collection installations, are no charge. Here’s a reminder of all the special exhibitions on view:
- David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy—the first major exhibition on the West Coast devoted to one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century. (Resnick Pavilion)
- Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection—75 objects by artists including Bruce Nauman, Glenn Ligon, Betye Saar, Nam June Paik and more, many of which are recent acquisitions that have never been on view at LACMA before. (BCAM)
- Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966—This small exhibition looks at a brief but formative period in Celmins’ oeuvre. (Ahmanson Building)
- Burton Selects: From LACMA’s Collection—In conjunction with Tim Burton, we asked the director to choose “Burtonesque” works from our permanent collection. Today only we’ll have gallery attendants on hand to enhance your experience of this show. (Ahmanson Building)
- Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi—In 1976 Zahedi accompanied the late Elizabeth Taylor to Iran, her first and only trip there. This exhibition marks the first time all of Zahedi’s photographs from that trip have been presented together. (Ahmanson Building)
- The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy—The thirty-seven small alabaster sculptures in this exhibition belong to the tomb of John the Fearless (1371–1419), where they are organized into a processional. The detail given to the sculptures imbues each Mourner with its own personality. This is a small but powerful exhibition. (Art of the Americas Building)
- The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin—Hakuin Ekaku was an incredibly influential Zen monk whose art and teaching continue have impact five hundred years later. This is the first exhibition in the West of Hakuin’s art. (Pavilion for Japanese Art)
And if that’s not enough for you, check out all of our smaller installations sprinkled around campus for something else that might hit your sweet spot. You can also pop into any of our permanent collection galleries—in the European galleries, attendants will be on hand to answer your questions.
This afternoon we’ll also have two performances from Italian folk duo Musicantica in Hancock Park. Nearby there will be family art-making activities as well, so this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your kids.
For more information on Tim Burton tickets, check the exhibition page.