This Weekend at LACMA: Live Jazz and Classical Music, Art+Film Lab in Neighboring Montebello, Tours of the Collection, and More!

Before you plan your visit to the museum this weekend, take note of modified hours for the Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the Resnick Pavilion. On Saturday, we’ll be hosting our 2014 Collector Committee, and exhibitions and installations in BCAM will close early at 5 pm on that day. This early closure impacts Metropolis II, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, and Agnès Varda in Californialand. The Resnick Pavilion will be open from noon to 6 pm only; the last ticket available for Calder and Abstraction will be at 5 pm. Additionally, Ray’s will be closed during lunch hours.

But there is still a lot to see. Get into the swing of things this weekend with Jazz at LACMA featuring Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne on Friday at 6 pm. These two critically acclaimed artists pair up to examine the “West Coast Cool” jazz scene of the 1950s. Arrive early for the best seats at this free, weekly outdoor concert series. More music happens on Sunday at Sundays Live with pianist Marina Lomazov at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.

At the Montebello Art+Film Lab have a laugh with a free 8 pm screening of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, a wacky musical comedy straight from the 80s (with a cast that includes the Ramones). Saturday at noon, learn the basics and then some of moviemaking in a free Instant Film Workshop. Stop by the lab on Sunday for Oral History Drop-ins from 4 to 6:30 pm. After next weekend the lab rolls on to Compton.

Free docent-led tours of exhibitions and galleries are a great way to discover more from the museum. Take a tour of our latest exhibitions like Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible on Saturday at 1 pm and Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic early on Sunday at 11:30 am (with admission to the special exhibition) or from the permanent collection see Urban Landscapes at 2:30 pm on Saturday. On Sunday, children and parents are invited to interact with the collection and in specific, portraits, vis-à-vis Andell Family Sundays beginning at 12:30 pm.

Helen Pashgian, Untitled (detail), 2012–2013, © Helen Pashgian, photo © 2014 Museum Associates/LACMA

Helen Pashgian, Untitled (detail), 2012–13, © Helen Pashgian, photo © 2014 Museum Associates/LACMA

Finally, find out what’s happening on the east side of campus such as the rarely seen thrones, scepters, and figures in Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, woodblock prints in Modern Japanese Prints: The Juda Family Legacy, and the cinematic imagery of Lise Sarfati: Post-Factum, closing on Sunday. This will be fun.

Roberto Ayala


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