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Wednesday, October 22

Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 Member Preview Day

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Be among the first to visit the Skirball’s fascinating new exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles & Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 and The Noir Effect, and the special installation Café Vienne. Enjoy a full day of staff-led tours and self-guided viewing for Members only.

Explore at your own pace—No reservations are required for self-guided viewing of the exhibition. Stop by anytime during the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Hear expert insights—Embark on a tour of Light & Noir with Skirball curator Doris Berger, followed by a tour of The Noir Effect with curator Linde Lehtinen. Afterwards, experience Café Vienne with acclaimed Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger, whose installation transforms the Skirball’s Ruby Gallery into a Viennese café house from the early twentieth century.

Select from one of two time slots for the tours:


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Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0


Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

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DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


When you think “Doug Benson,” what do you think of? Movies (Doug Benson Loves Movies, being his popular podcast); interruptions (The Benson Interruption being his Comedy Central show, based upon his live stand-up-us interruptus at the UCB); and, of course, weed (this is the man who brought us Super High Me, after all). Some or all of these elements are bound to combine at Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and his friends (who, in the past, have included incredibly funny folks like Brian Posehn, Anthony Jeselnik, Tig Notaro, Ed Helms, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the front row couches, mics in hand, and say whatever hilarious thing pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen. So come check out their epic monthly hangout sesh, where the love of movies and interrupting, and maybe that third thing we can’t remember right this second, will have you chillin’, thrillin’ and rollin’ in the aisles. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-doug-benson-movie-interruption/#stha...

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Thursday, October 23


Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0


Beginning with a reflection on the early AIDS epidemic, Jim Hodges’ collaborative film Untitled eschews linear narrative to introduce a fractious timeline, moving from the sublime to the tragic and back again. By juxtaposing mainstream network news, activist footage, artists’ works, and popular entertainment from the last turbulent decades, the film references regimes of power that precipitated a generation of AIDS and queer activism which continues today. (2010, Dir. J. Hodges, C. Marques da Cruz and E. King, 60 min.) 

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Art of the Ancient World (50 min)


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Become immersed in the world of the cradle of civilization through archaeological finds, sculpture, silver and clay vessels, painting, royal wall reliefs, and even an Egyptian sarcophagus in this 50-minute tour. Trace the beginnings of Western culture, from examples of the earliest writing through the illusionistic sculpture of the Greeks and Romans.

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