You may find this hard to believe but we’re actually not opening any new exhibitions this weekend. You’ll have to settle for any of the ten major exhibitions or twelve smaller shows currently on view. Both specially ticketed exhibitions—Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy and Stanley Kubrick—have been buzzing with visitors. Make sure you buy your tickets ahead of time to ensure admission.
Our Stanley Kubrick film series continues tonight with the classic Lolita. (Have you seen the exhibition yet? One of the most wonderful little pieces in the show is a letter Sue Lyon wrote to Kubrick in the early ‘90s, letting him know what she was up to so many decades later.) In conjunction with the film, Patina is offering a special pop-up dinner series, RED—a three-course price fixe dinner preceding the film (price includes admission to the film). Seating is limited to call for reservations: 323 377-2698. Check out the full RED series for future dinner/movie combos.
On Sunday afternoon, in conjunction with Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, art historian Richard Meyer talks about Robert Mapplethorpe’s X, Y, and Z portfolios, and the debate they sparked around federal arts funding in the late 1980s and early 90s.
Lolita and Mapplethorpe? It’s a bit of a risqué weekend of events at LACMA! Round out that theme by seeing the provocative installation Young, which examines how photographers have depicted children in their work (see this recent Unframed post for more on the topic).
For those looking for more family friendly activities, Sunday offers our usual Andell Family Sunday art-making activities, inspired by the sculptures in the current Ken Price exhibition. Finally, you can cap off your weekend with a free concert from the Almendrix Trio in our free Sundays Live chamber music series.