Fuel your weekend with conversations, presentations, free film screenings and workshops, and world-class art. To start, take part in L.A. PRINT: 4.0, a panel discussion on fine-art printing and digital technology, on Saturday at 1 pm. On Sunday, at 2 pm, contemporary art department head and curator Franklin Sirmans, who organized Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, is in conversation with chief curator of contemporary art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Trevor Schoonmaker about soccer through the lens of art. Also, the first Art + Technology Workshop, Derelict Electronics with Ryan Jordan, takes place on Sunday at 11 am. Then of course Sundays Live, with conductor Maxim Eshkenazy at the helm of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, at 6 pm on Sunday, will stimulate the senses. All programs are free and open to the public.
At the Monterey Park Art+Film Lab the bevy of free programs reaches the end of the line. This weekend community residents are invited to participate in two sessions of Oral History Drop-ins on Friday at 3 pm and later on Sunday at 12:30 pm; free screenings of the films The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada on Friday night and To Live on Saturday night; and a Mini-Docs Workshop on Saturday at noon, all at the East Los Angeles College site. We look forward to seeing Monterey Park residents at LACMA come April 6 for their Free Day at LACMA, the culminating component of each lab site. Our next stop: Hacienda Heights, beginning on February 21.
For more family fun, circle the wagons and check out the free family day at the Charles White Gallery near MacArthur Park, featuring the colorful exhibition Kaz Oshiro: Chasing Ghosts. For this project, artist Kaz Oshiro presents two of his medium-bending sculpture-paintings alongside pieces from LACMA’s collection, as well as a collaborative work between Oshiro and local-area students. Visit the gallery on Saturday at noon to join a tour of the exhibition and a hands-on art project. The weekly installment of Andell Family Sundays on Sunday at 12:30 pm at LACMA gives families another opportunity to spend the weekend sparking creativity.
Lastly, see in our galleries the exhibitions Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, John Divola: As Far as I Could Get, and the finals days (closing February 16) of Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: ‘The Golem’ and Its Avatars.