This Weekend at LACMA: Two New Exhibitions, World Premiere of Restored “Rebel Without a Cause,” Free Concerts, and More!

LACMA will close at 3 pm on Saturday, November 2. Enjoy free general admission from 1 to 3 pm (excludes James Turrell: A Retrospective). Underground parking on Sixth Street will also be closed all day on November 2. Please park in LACMA’s lot located at Spaulding Avenue at Wilshire Boulevard.

Two exciting exhibitions open this Sunday in our galleries: David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011 and Agnès Varda in Californialand. The former displays the work of one the most innovative artists from our time. Hockney took 18 cameras and recorded drives through Yorkshire’s landscape, resulting in a multi-screen grid with multiple perspectives and narratives. The latter is the first U.S. museum presentation of the “godmother of the French New Wave” and includes a new major installation and photographs. Beyond the two new shows, make sure to see See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, which opened only last week and presents a panoramic view of the history of photography. What’s more, we can’t recommend enough the vibrant Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film and the small but powerful Newsha Tavakolian. For a complete listing of everything on view see our list of featured exhibitions and installations.

David Hockney, May 12th 2011 Rudston to Kilham Road 5pm, © David Hockney

David Hockney, May 12th 2011 Rudston to Kilham Road 5pm from Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011, courtesy of the artist, © David Hockney

And on our silver screen, a very special presentation of Rebel Without a Cause will take place Friday at 7:30 pm. The story of a rebellious adolescent dealing with bullies in a new town has become legendary due in part to the acting of James Dean, the star of the movie. Tonight’s event features an introduction from a special guest and is the international premier of the 1955 classic which has been recently restored and enhanced to project in 4K digital format. Additional tickets have been released but are in short supply, get yours now.

Finally, take a beat from the hustle and bustle and enjoy free, live music. On Friday Jazz at LACMA presents the Greg Porée Group, lead by the well-known leader whose previous work includes collaborations with Sonny & Cher, Diana Ross, and Gladys Knight. At Sundays Live, violinist Axel Strauss and pianist Eric Le Van come together on stage for a performance that will channel their combined years professional orchestral and studio work. Both concerts are open to the public. By the way, if you’re visiting with your family, stop by this week’s installment of Andell Family Sundays where children and their parents can bring to life animals found in Japanese art in this free artist-led workshop.

Roberto Ayala

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