Labor Day Weekend at LACMA

Make a trip this Labor Day weekend to LACMA and squeeze every last drop out of summer before it’s gone! Friday evening Jazz at LACMA presents Janis Mann, known as a singer for her style and improvisational skills, at 6 pm. Tour the galleries for our latest displays, including the work of 29 abstract artists in Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting and the final weeks of summer blockbuster Van Gogh to Kandinsky and the first retrospective of Southern California artist John Altoon. For more inspired and vibrant colors see Sam Doyle: The Mind’s Eye, which closes this Monday.

Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Field with Reaper (Harvest in Provence) (Champ de blé avec moissonneur), 1889, Museum Folkwang. Photo Credit: bpk, Berlin / Museum Folkwang/ Art Resource, NY

Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Field with Reaper (Harvest in Provence)
(Champ de blé avec moissonneur), 1889, Museum Folkwang. Photo Credit:
bpk, Berlin / Museum Folkwang/ Art Resource, NY

This season’s final Latin Sounds concert happens this Saturday at 5 pm, featuring Afro-Cuban pioneer Ricardo Lemvo for what is sure to be a performance full of energy and excitement. This outdoor event is free and open to the public, so invite friends and family! Take advantage of several free, docent-led tours throughout the weekend like the 50-minute walkthrough of our Latin American art galleries at 2 pm. At 1 pm, the Timekeeper Invention Club workshop takes place, but is accessible by a standby line only.

At the second-to-last weekend of the Torrance Art+Film Lab, join the fun at the Torrance YouTube Slam, a compilation of Torrance-area residents and LACMA staff picks from the video website, at 8 pm on Friday. The Instant Film Workshop on Saturday at noon shows you how to play the role of actor, cinematographer, and director to make your own movie. The lab ends its run on September 6.

Water Dropper, 19th century, National Museum of Korea, photo © 2014 National Museum of Korea

Water Dropper, 19th century, National Museum of Korea, photo
© 2014 National Museum of Korea

Families are invited to Andell Family Sunday on Sunday at 12:30 pm to explore art and tech. Elsewhere, go on a tour of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, LACMA’s latest African art entry, at 2:30 pm and take in the rich sounds of violinist Maia Jasper, cellist Marek Szpakiewicz, and pianist Nadia Shpachenko at Sundays Live at 6 pm in the Bing Theater. But the weekend doesn’t end there! Monday, check out Treasures from Korea for an expansive view at one of Korea’s most influential periods and Zuan: Japanese Design Books for more than 50 books and prints from Kyoto. Best yet, L.A. County residents get free general admission after 3 pm. Summer’s not over quite yet!

Roberto Ayala

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