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Thursday, August 28

Japanese Art (50 min)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

2:00pm

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and art by exploring the outstanding collection of painting, netsuke, ceramics, and prints on this 50-minute tour that looks at the museum's collection of works dating from 3000 B.C. to the present. Taking place in the Pavilion for Japanese Art, the tour is enhanced by the unique viewing experience.

 

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Friday, August 29

The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

Artists and technology innovators have a lot in common. Both make the best discoveries by experimenting, learning, and collaborating with others, and not being afraid to fail. Check out LACMA's new Art + Technology Lab and make your own tech-inspired art. 

While you're here, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to see more than a thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

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Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

By juxtaposing contemporary and historical photographs from the permanent collection, this exhibition proposes points of intersection between works created in response to shifting technical developments and aesthetic concerns. Whether related by direct influence or visual affinities of a more tenuous nature, groupings of images reveal the rich diversity of photographic approaches to subjects that have engaged photographers for the past century. Recent acquisitions by Vera Lutter, Loretta Lux, Scott McFarland, Yasumasa Morimura, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling, among others, are featured. 

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Janis Mann

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

6:00pm

“A first-class jazz singer!” proclaims jazz critic and author Scott Yanow. Janis Mann is an artist who is both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser. Her first album, A Little Moonlight, was hailed by coproducer Diane Schuur as “a heartfelt and tasty interpretation of well-loved standard.”

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Saturday, August 30

KCHUNG TV: Live Filming

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:00pm

Similar to KCHUNG Radio, all KCHUNG TV content will be produced by the KCHUNG community with programs that include sports, news, talk shows, wildlife conservation, live music, game shows, telenovelas, sitcoms, experimental video, true crime stories, docudramas, performance art, telethons, and more. KCHUNG TV will be filmed before live audiences on select Saturdays and Sundays at the Hammer Museum. Episodes will be played continuously in the lobby during regular museum hours. Additionally, all programming will be contained in an online archive for video playback.

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Workshop: Timekeeper Invention Club

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

1:00pm

Join artists and Art + Technology Lab grant recipients Taeyoon Choi and E Roon Kang for a collaborative investigation of “personalized time.”

Participants use a Timekeeper Invention Kit—an eclectic collection of found objects and original works by the artists—to make their own timekeeper. The artists also provide a historic overview of timekeeping and guide participants in the process of designing, building, and using their timekeepers.

The afternoon is a component of In Search of Personalized Time, a conceptual art project by Choi and Kang made possible with the support of the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA.

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