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New Women Auteurs of Contemporary World Cinema | FREE

This winter, join guest curator Jacqueline Lyanga, Global Cinematheque’s Founder and Artistic Director, for a spotlight on auteur women of contemporary world cinema. This free public screening series will showcase debuts and second features from women who both write and direct their films. These filmmakers all bring their own distinct point-of-view and visual and narrative style and evolve the representation of women in cinema. The series will feature the Mexican film Tótem by Lila Avilés, the Malaysian film Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu, the French film The Rapture (Le Ravissement) by Iris Kaltenbäck, and the British film Girl by British-Nigerian filmmaker Acura Onashile.

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Jazz at LACMA Returns & Other Spring Exhibitions and Events | April 2023

I’m thrilled that Jazz at LACMA is returning on April 28th! It’s been a long wait since last season. Jazz at LACMA is one of my favorite Los Angeles events, always taking place in Smidt Welcome Plaza next door to the iconic Urban Light. It’s a great picnic opportunity for gathering with friends on the lawn and sharing food and drinks. There is also the on-site Stark Bar if you’d prefer sit down and be served. And miraculously Jazz at LACMA happens every Friday from April until November! And best of all? It’s free and open to the public. It’s the perfect opportunity to see and celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians.
There are also three new exhibitions that will open at LACMA this month. Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection will open to the public on Sunday, April 2, followed by Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing on Sunday, April 9, and Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond on Sunday, April 23. Spanning the Middle East, Japan, and beyond, these exhibitions showcase art and stories from around the world.
Hope to see you at LACMA this spring and later this summer!

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This Month at LACMA | March 2023

Your Week’s Plans Are Set with Coded

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982 includes works by more than 75 artists, many of whom were pioneers of what we now call digital art. The works reflect the simultaneous wonder and alienation that was characteristic of the 1960s and ’70s, along with the utopian and dystopian possibilities of these new machines. Reserve your tickets for this week!

Visit LACMA on Friday, March 17, and Sunday, March 19, to join free docent-led tours of the exhibition.

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982 explores how the rise of computer technology, together with its emergence in popular consciousness, impacted the making of art in the age of the mainframe. International and interdisciplinary in scope, Coded examines the origins of what we now call digital art, featuring artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers working directly with computers as well as those using algorithms and other systems to produce their work. Whether computer-generated or not, the many artworks considered here reflect the simultaneous wonder and alienation that was characteristic of the 1960s and ’70s, along with the utopian and dystopian possibilities of these new machines. Today, with digital technology having been fully integrated into our lives, Coded’s examination of the years leading up to the advent of the personal computer is relevant, even imperative, to fully appreciating art and culture in the age of the computer—both then and now.

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This Week at LACMA: Live Jazz, Scandinavian Design, Korean Art, & More!

Summer may be over, but Friday Night Jazz continues this month at LACMA’s Smidt Welcome Plaza, just beyond artist Chris Burden’s legendary public art installation “Urban Light.” And jazz isn’t all happening at LACMA this week. Read on below for more exhibitions, screenings, and things to do at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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This Week at LACMA | Jan 31–Feb 6

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Weekly Update | Jan 31–Feb 6

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Year of the Tiger

This week, celebrate the Year of the Tiger by visiting Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads in Legacies of Exchange.

Also, make sure to stop by the adjacent gallery and experience Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, open through Sunday, February 13. Remember to bring headphones when you visit.

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Labor Day Weekend at LACMA | September 2021

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It’s nearly the end of summer – can you believe it? – and if you are staying in town this long Labor Day Weekend, you may wondering what special events or things to do are happening out there in our great city of Los Angeles. LACMA has a full weekend slate of incredible exhibitions, live jazz music, captivating talks, art activities and more to keep you occupied this weekend. That is, if you are not too tempted by the lure of the beach.

The Best Events to Wrap Up Your September in Los Angeles

September is winding down and Los Angeles’s month-long festivities for Halloween are already beginning, but there’s still a few special events that should be on your radar this week.

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Monday, September 26 – Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum – Experience the brand new Butterfly Pavilion! The permanent structure — located outside the Natural History Museum on the south side — features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies inside, and the awesome Gallery Interpreters who can explain why these animals are so special.

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Tuesday, September 27 – Gershwin and the Jazz AgeWalt Disney Concert Hall – It’s LAPhil’s opening night at the Concert Hall! Don’t miss Gustavo and the LA Phil as they revel in the unforgettable melodies that sprang from the great Jazz Age composers. Broadway superstars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty will join in to bring timeless standards from the Great American Songbook to life.

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Dapper Day & Jazz at LACMA

Join us for DAPPER DAY & Jazz at LACMA: Celebrating Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear on Friday, July 22 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pack a picnic basket and join us on the lawn—plus dancing, and performances by band Sasha’s Bloc outdoors from 6-8p! More details to follow!

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.” Reigning Men ticket cost (including general admission): $25 adults; free for members and children 17 and under. LACMA.org


Dodgers vs. Brewers Isn’t the Only Game in Town this Father’s Day

This Sunday it’s Father’s day and if you live in Los Angeles it’s going to be a scorcher. With an excessive heat warning in effect many families may choose to stay home for the holiday, but if you and your family dare to venture out into the city there are a lot father’s day activities happening, and not just the Dodgers vs. Brewers game. Take a look at some events, and some air conditioned bars, you could possibly take dad to on what’s shaping up to be a very, very hot day!

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Dodgers vs Brewers, Echo Park – The game is at 1:10pm and tickets are still available. Bring the SPF!

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Your Guide to Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

Summer has almost arrived in Los Angeles and with it comes the return of free Friday night jazz at LACMA.

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