This Weekend at LACMA

Make this the weekend to visit LACMA for a number of exhibitions, free tours, and live music! Drop by after work on Friday at 6 pm to join the jazz scene with saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the Next Step at this week’s Jazz at LACMA performance. As always, Jazz is free and open to the public.

Installation view of Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 8–September 14, 2014), photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA

Installation view of Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 8–September 14, 2014), photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA

On Saturday, explore art from all around the world starting with the expansive presentation in Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Join a docent-led tour at 10:30 am to learn more about the connection between an entire generation of artists from Germany and France. Enjoy inspiring national treasures from Korea in Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910 and take at the tour at noon to better understand this 500 year-long dynasty. At 1:30 pm, listen in on this week’s 15-minute spotlight talk about The Painted City: Art of Teotihuacan. Additional tours include European Art, Ed Kienholz: Social Critic and Provocateur, and Highlights of the Museum: Ancient to Modern. End the day relaxing in Hancock Park to the sounds of the Chicano-Jarocho group, Cambalache presented at Latin Sounds.

Tripod Vessel, Mexico, Teotihuacan, Teotihuacán, 400–650, Gift of Constance McCormick Fearing.

Tripod Vessel, Mexico, Teotihuacan, Teotihuacán, 400–650, gift of Constance McCormick Fearing

On Sunday, learn more about the link between today’s artists and technology by making tech-inspired art with your family at Andell Family Sundays—Art + Technology at 12:30 pm. Afterwards, stop by and see the zooming cars of Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday during select hours. Explore our most recent exhibition, Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915, featuring a pivotal period from the influential American modernist painter. From 4 to 6 pm, Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe sit down at Art Catalogues to talk about their band, the Bushes, discuss their latest album and book, and perform a few of their favorite tracks. At 6 pm in the Bing Theater at Sundays Live, see a performance from oboist Kimaree Gilad and Friends.

Lily Tiao

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