This Weekend at LACMA: Mural Remix Opens, California Design Talk, Film Club Exclusive, and More

This Saturday the fifth and final of our Pacific Standard Time exhibitions opens to the public: Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza. De la Loza has created a “mashup” of sorts from L.A. murals created in the 1970s. The exhibition  is one of a multi-part exhibition cycle, L.A. Xicano, which also includes Art Along the Hyphen at the Autry, Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo and Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement, both at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and Chican@s Collect at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library.

Detail of mural in East Los Angeles believed to be by José A. Gallegos, c. 1975, photo © Sandra de la Loza

Sandra de la Loza,” Mural Remix: Unknown, Believed to be by José A. Gallegos, 1975,” funded by Citywide Murals, 2010, © Sandra de la Loza

The exhibition also ties into our own Asco: Elite of the Obscure, on view in BCAM, which features that collective’s L.A. murals (walking and otherwise).

Harry Gamboa, Jr., "Walking Mural," 1972, printed 2011, © 1972 Asco, photograph © Harry Gamboa, Jr.

In addition to these and many other exhibitions on view, we have our share of other programs happening all weekend too. As usual, the weekend is bookended by a couple of free concerts. Tonight, composer and violinist Lesa Terry joins her quartet on stage for Jazz at LACMA. Sunday night, the chamber trio of Marcia Dickstein (harp), Jenny Olson (flute), and Judith Farmer (bassoon) perform André Jolivet’s Pastorales de Noël and other works to be announced. 

Sunday is a great day to take in the recently opened California Design exhibition, especially is if you can coincide your visit with writer D. J. Waldie’s free talk in the Art Catalogues store, discussing the spirit evoked by mid-century California design, an essence shared by his book Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir.  

Finally, Sunday night concludes with a special screening exclusively for members of LACMA Film Club, Film Independent, and the New York Times Film Club: Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin’s debut feature film which earned him the Directing Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Durkin will be in attendance for the screening, along with stars Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, and Sarah Paulson, and producers Josh Mond and Antonio Campos. Not a member of LACMA’s Film Club? Join.  

Scott Tennent

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