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August 2017

An Archaeologist’s Take on Ancient Mesoamerican Figurines

August 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | BP Grand Entrance Free and open to the public Join curatorial fellow Michelle Rich for an in-gallery conversation exploring Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines. Ancient Bodies features a com­pelling narrative scene of twenty-three Maya figurines recently excavated from a 7th-century Maya royal tomb at the Classic-period city of El Perú-Waka’, Guatemala. By juxtaposing nearly 50 of LACMA’s permanent collection figurines with the El Perú-Waka’ scene, this exhibition curated by Rich—who also led the archaeological excavation—facilitates fresh…

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Film: A Star is Born

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater $2 members, seniors (65+), and children (17 & under); $4 general public Details: http://bit.ly/2qHlP8J Note: Tickets can be purchased at LACMA's on-site Ticket Offices. 1954, 154 minutes, 35mm | Directed by George Cukor; written by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell and Robert Carson based on the 1937 story by William A Welman and Robert Carson; with Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon A film star helps a…

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September 2017

Dapper Day + LACMA Celebrate Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style at LACMA on Saturday, September 2, as we celebrate the spectacular new exhibition Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage. It's a day and night full of art, fashion, film, music, and dancing. From vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks, you're invited to bring your own style to the party. 12–5 pm | Docent-led tours of Chagall and fashion in art (free with admission) 3–7 pm | Join the LACMA summer tradition and…

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East Coast, West Coast—Pamela Lee on the Virginia Dwan Gallery

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Brown Auditorium Free and open to the public Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, takes this look at the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. As featured in the current exhibition Los Angeles to "New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971," some of the artists she championed were not well known in laid-back Southern California; East Coast collectors, with a more…

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Film and Panel Discussion: “Out of the Maya Tombs”

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater Free and open to the public 2014, 96 minutes. Directed by David Lebrun Over the last century, exquisitely painted ancient Maya ceramics—almost all illicitly looted from royal tombs—have made their way into public and private collections across the globe. These amazing works of art open an extraordinary window on the Maya past. However, the zeal to collect these objects has resulted in the destruction of archaeological evidence that could tell us as much or more about…

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Gallery Talk: The Art of Looking—Hidden in Plain Sight

September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | BP Grand Entrance Free and open to the public Paintings nearly always contain clues—about what is depicted, about the artists' influences, about the time periods in which the artworks were made. This conversation-based tour will focus on the museum's European collection, looking at paintings with subjects that might seem perfectly obvious at first. Upon closer inspection, we will discover deeper meanings and other surprises. Artworks included will range from the Renaissance through Impressionism. Director of adult programs and…

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Talk: Gaytino Made in America—Dan Guerrero

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater Free; tickets required ¡GAYTINO! is a remarkable life journey from 1950s East L.A. to New York's Great White Way in the '60s and '70s and back to Hollywood. Dan Guerrero and Carlos Almaraz, lifelong friends in Los Angeles, moved together to New York in the 1960s and then found themselves back in Los Angeles as Almaraz's career began to take hold. Guerrero's autobiographical play with music is driven by their lifelong friendship, as well as reminiscences…

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Exhibition Walkthrough—Mexican Design: Looking to the Past

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Resnick Pavilion Free, tickets required Dr. James Oles leads a walkthrough of "Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985," focusing on pre-Hispanic and Spanish Colonial revivals of the early to mid-20th century. In both California and Mexico, architects, patrons, and designers relied on both history and fantasy to bring the past into the present. Oles divides his time between the United States and Mexico. He teaches part-time in the Art Department at Wellesley College, is adjunct…

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Talk: Cur-ATE: The Japanese Aesthetic

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | BP Grand Entrance $90 members; $100 general public Enjoy a special evening dedicated to the love of food and art while exploring the museum after hours. Explore the Japanese art collection with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites before enjoying a four-course meal at Ray’s & Stark Bar by chef Fernando Darin. Price includes tour, dinner, and parking. Maite Gomez-Rejón Founder, ArtBites Since 1995, Maite Gomez-Rejón has worked in the Education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum…

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Talk: Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Fernando Romero

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater $12 LACMA and AIA members; $18 general public; $5 students with ID, seniors (65+) Architect and World Economic Forum “Global Leader of Tomorrow” Fernando Romero, Hon. FAIA, is one of today’s most relevant international architects. A graduate of Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana, Romero worked in Paris under Jean Nouvel and in Rotterdam under Rem Koolhaas. In 1999, Fernando Romero served as the project leader responsible for the winning entry for Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal, located…

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Film: “Chocolate” and “Still Alice”

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater Free; tickets required "Chocolate: Not all who Wander are Lost," 2016, 22 minutes | Executive producer Dru Miller; directed/written by Thiago Dadalt; with Piercey Dalton, João Bounassar, Amy Argyle, and Talia Basha "Still Alice," 2014, 101 minutes l Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland; written by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland; with Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart LACMA is honored to partner with the family of Nancy Paulikas, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and…

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Music: Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Band

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Hancock Park Free and open to the public Join us for a special Latin Sounds concert on Sunday, September 24, from 3 to 5 pm, with legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo, in conjunction with LACMA's new exhibition Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985. Pete Escovedo's name has been synonymous with breaking the barriers between jazz, salsa, and Latin jazz for over 40 years. Pete’s versatility as a percussionist has been featured in performances and recordings by…

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Panel Discussion: The Diversity Bonus in the Knowledge Economy

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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LACMA | Bing Theater Free; tickets required What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? In this panel, Scott E. Page will discuss the power of cognitive differences, a subject raised in his latest book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy, the second volume in the Our Compelling Interests series—an initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Featuring Scott E.…

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October 2017

Angel City Jazz Festival – Jeff Parker Quartet

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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The winning ensemble for the 2017 Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition will perform an opening set. This competition is open to all music students aged 16 to 24 in the greater LA area. Deadline for submission is 9/25/2017. Submission: https://www.angelcityarts.org/youngartist/ Jeff Parker Quartet featuring Jeff Parker - guitar, Josh Johnson- sax, Paul Bryan- bass, Matt Mayhall - drums The Jeff Parker Quartet will play a set of original compositions and some personal rearrangements of Thelonious Monk's lesser-known compositions. Known…

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