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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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Highlights of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022

With just five weeks until one of Palm Springs’s liveliest festivals, Modernism Week returns in 2022 with in-person events, exclusive mid-century modern home tours, parties, food and wine tastings, panel discussions, talks from architecture experts, drag shows, and so much more. Tickets always sell out quickly and hotel rooms and short term rentals are booming, so read on for some of this year’s most exciting highlights of Modernism Week.

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Your Guide to All the Awards Season Films Released Over the Holidays

You may have already chosen your favorite film of the year and declared your selections for the 2020 Academy Awards Best Picture category but there are still dozens of buzzworthy films set to be released over the upcoming holidays. To help keep you up to date with all the new movie releases of 2019, check out our November and December release calendar below and write us in the comments about the movies you’re most excited to see or the ones you’ve loved most so far this year.

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Giant Humanoids Descend Upon DTLA in “Fantastic Planet” at FIGat7th

Gigantic, startling, illuminated, and altogether breathtaking humanoid figures will descend upon Downtown Los Angeles later this month at the FIGat7th Plaza. The Australian artist Amanda Parer’s latest must-see light installation opens Tuesday, October 30th and will live among us through November 10th.

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The Best Pre-Halloween Weekend Events in Los Angeles

Whether you are looking for a good fright this pre-Halloween weekend or if you scare easily and would just like wonderful dinner and a nice glass of wine, Los Angeles is offering you plenty of options before the big city-wide Halloween celebration on Wednesday the 31st. Events include The Nightmare Before Christmas with a live score by Danny Elfman, the Haunted Hayride, Disco Dining Club, An Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi, An Evening with Rupaul, the P-22 Day Festival in Griffith Park, the KCRW Masquerade Ball, A Dog Day Brunch at Angel City Brewery, and, of course, Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Check out the weekend’s best pre-Halloween events below!

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The Secret is Out! The Secret Art Show at ATB Studios – Saturday, September 30

The secret is out! The annual The Secret Art Show will return Saturday, September 30th at ATB Studios in Burbank! Which “secret” artist creations will you take home?

Hosted by the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, this one night only pop-up art gallery event will once again feature hundreds of 4” x 6” original works of art — paintings, drawings, sketches, photos, collages and doodles from artists, celebrities, animators, educators, students, and more! For the first time, The Secret Art Show will also host The Artists Salon, a curated space with larger works from 10 renowned artists.

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The Best Los Angeles Events This May 2017

Check out all the best Los Angeles events and things to do this May 2017. Enjoy!

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