This Weekend at LACMA: Two Film Double-Headers, International Museum Night, Art+Film Lab Arrives in Compton, A Trio of Talks, Edward Biberman Restored, and More!

Do something new this weekend at LACMA. On the silver screen, catch two double-features on Friday and Saturday. Beginning Friday at 7:30 pm, Innocent Sorcerers and The Promised Land show back-to-back as part of the series Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, featuring classic films from Poland as curated by famed director Martin Scorsese. Saturday night we turn our attention to works from the legendary Orson Welles with The Magnificent Ambersons and The Stranger beginning at 7:30 pm, part of The Essential Orson Welles series.

International Museum Night takes place on Saturday at 8 pm, and LACMA’s celebration is quite the bash. An after-hours event, guests will explore the galleries, join in on special tours, share tales with the Radio Picture Show, and dance to tunes from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges. Five temporary exhibitions with international roots will be on view in addition to permanent collection galleries with art from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East. For tickets, purchase online or at the door.

Tile Panel, Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman, last quarter of 16th century, The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky

Tile Panel, Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman, last quarter of 16th century, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky

Angelenos to the south of the museum are invited to the debut of the Compton Art+Film Lab at Leuders Park. It all starts on Friday night at 7 pm during the opening-night celebration, featuring live music from Mexico 68 Afrobeat Orchestra and an outdoor screening of School Daze (“a Spike Lee joint”) at 8 pm. Stop by the lab on Sunday at 12:30 pm and be the first to contribute to the Oral History project, where area residents are invited to share personal anecdotes on camera. The Art+Film Lab will be in Compton through June 15.

Three talks are on the books for the weekend. Saturday, stop by at 2 pm for A Landing Site for Madeline Gins, where poets, artists, and architects read from writings by the late artist, Madeline Gins. Sunday at noon, Paola Antonelli—The New Frontiers of Design presents senior curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York discussing design and its place in society. Lastly, Paul McCarthy and Laura Owens at Art Catalogues happens at 4 pm on Sunday where they talk books, installations, performances, and anything else on their mind.

Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice (detail), lent by the United States Postal Service®, recent conservation provided by Joel Silver, photo by Anthony Peres © 2014

Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice, lent by the United States Postal Service®, recent conservation provided by Joel Silver, photo by Anthony Peres © 2014

Your weekly dose of free, live music includes the Jacques Lesure Quartet on Friday at 6 pm at Jazz at LACMA and then The Crossroads Chamber Orchestra with Alexander Treger conducting during Sundays Live on Sunday at 6 pm. Sunday is also the opening of Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice, showcasing the recently restored mural from the American painter alongside historical photographs and ephemera of the city. Members see it first during Member Preview day on Saturday. Finally, families can get creative during Andell Family Sundays—Here, Kitty Kitty 12:30 pm.

Roberto Ayala

 

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