This Weekend at LACMA: Ed Ruscha and Expressionist Film Exhibitions Open, The Clock 24-Hour Screening, and More

Saturday starting at noon we once again present a free 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock, which earlier this week was declared by ArtInfo as the most iconic artwork of the last five years. The screening in the Bing is free and is first come, first served. The hours leading up to midnight in particular tend to fill up so, plan accordingly. Check here for special hours for Ray’s, Stark Bar, C+M, and other food options. (And be sure to stop by our neighbors, For Your Art, for their 24 Hour Donut City!)

Christian Marclay, stills from The Clock, purchased with funds provided by Steve Tisch through the 2011 Collectors Committee, The Clock © Christian Marclay, courtesy White Cube, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, photo: Todd-White Art Photography

Saturday is a big day for LACMA not only because of The Clock: we’re also opening two great exhibitions. Continue your art/film experience with Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis, which draws connections between LACMA’s renowned collection of German Expressionist art and the masterful silent films Dr. Caligari (1920, dir. Robert Wiene) and Metropolis (1927, dir. Fritz Lang). The exhibition includes projected sequences from the films, vintage posters, and Expressionist prints from LACMA’s collection.

Unknown German artist, Set photograph from the film Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (The cabinet of Dr. Caligari), the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies

Also opening, as noted yesterday on Unframed, is Ed Ruscha: Standard. The exhibition gathers nearly 100 works including prints, paintings, and video—still just scratching the surface of artworks by Ruscha in our permanent collection! While you’re here be sure to check out our other exhibition on a legendary Southern California artist, Ken Price. His exhibition, which opened just last week, is not to be missed.

Ed Ruscha, Actual Size, 1962, anonymous gift through the Contemporary Art Council, © 2012 Edward J. Ruscha IV. All rights reserved. Photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA

Take a break from The Clock at 5pm and head down one floor below the Bing Theater, where we’ll be celebrating the opening of the newest Art Rental & Sales Gallery exhibition, featuring artists Ching Ching Cheng, Taryn Möller Nicoll, and Marina Pinsky.

Ching Ching Cheng, F430, 2012

Sunday would have been artist Tony Smith’s 100th birthday. Celebrate it by checking out Smoke in the Ahmanson Building (you can’t miss it!), then take part in free Andell Family Sunday art-making activities inspired by the sculpture.

Tony Smith, Smoke, 1967, fabricated 2005, made possible by the Belldegrun Family’s gift to LACMA in honor of Rebecka Belldegrun’s birthday, © Artists Rights Society (ARS)

As usual the weekend begins and ends with free concerts. Tonight, saxophonist Louis Van Taylor hits the stage for tonight’s Jazz at LACMA. On Sunday night, pianist James Boyk will perform pieces by Haydn, Mozart, and others during Sundays Live.

Scott Tennent

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