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Thursday, April 23

The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Neil MacGregor

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks to Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, about the future of the encyclopedic museum including the growth of collections, new construction, the engagement of contemporary artists, and community outreach. This program coincides with LACMA’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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Friday, April 24

Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:30am

Drawn entirely from the premier collection of the New-York Historical Society, Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School features approximately 45 outstanding American landscape paintings from the 19th century. Among the artists represented in the exhibition are the heroes of the American landscape movement: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Albert Bierstadt, among others. Also included are lesser-known artists, some of whom helped the American landscape achieve recognition through the new democratic medium of prints and portfolios.
 
Arranged thematically by place, the exhibition is designed as a grand tour of the American landscape. The full range of the exhibition demonstrates that the movement extends beyond the Hudson River, with work by artists who reflect both realistic and romantic attitudes toward nature in scenes of New England, the American West, South America, and even the Arctic.
 
The exhibition culminates with Thomas Cole’s masterpiece, the five large-scale paintings that constitute The Course of Empire (1834–36), a visual feast and meditation about civilization and the potential challenges facing the young country. 

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HAMMER CONVERSATIONS: Matthew Barney & Kenneth Reinhard

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Multimedia artist Matthew Barneys epic Cremaster Cycle is a five-part film accompanied by related sculptures, photographs, and drawings. His recent collaborative project with the composer Jonathan Bepler, River of Fundament, combines narrative cinema with elements of live performance, sculpture, and opera. Kenneth Reinhard is associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA. His fields of research and teaching include the history of critical and aesthetic theory, contemporary critical theory, Jewish studies, and opera. He is co-author of The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology and After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis. He also writes performance reviews for Opera Quarterly. The Hammer presents a screening of The Cremaster Cycle in its entirety during the week of April 21, culminating in this conversation at the Hammer on April 24 and the West Coast premiere of River of Fundament at CAP UCLAs Royce Hall on April 25.

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Saturday, April 25

Beit T'shuvah Film Festival with Menemsha Films

Beit T'Shuvah

8831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, 90034

7:00pm

Beit T’shuvah & Menemsha Films (menemshafilms.com) present 6 films over 9 months beginning with:

A Matter of Size

Date & Time:
4/25/15
7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission:
$10 for individual film tickets purchased in advance
$15 for admission at the door
$45 for the entire series

Upcoming Films & Dates:

Saviors in the Night
6/27/15

The Matchmaker
8/29/15

Nicky’s Family
10/24/15

Rape of Europa
1/30/16

Welcome to Kutsher’s
3/26/16

Contact:
Tricia Nykin
o: 310.204.5200 x263
c: 310.621.2707
[email protected]

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Beit T'shuvah Film Festival with Menemsha Films

Beit T'Shuvah

8831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, 90034

7:00pm

Beit T’shuvah & Menemsha Films (menemshafilms.com) present 6 films over 9 months beginning with:

A Matter of Size

Date & Time:
4/25/15
7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission:
$10 for individual film tickets purchased in advance
$15 for admission at the door
$45 for the entire series

Upcoming Films & Dates:

Saviors in the Night
6/27/15

The Matchmaker
8/29/15

Nicky’s Family
10/24/15

Rape of Europa
1/30/16

Welcome to Kutsher’s
3/26/16

Contact:
Tricia Nykin
o: 310.204.5200 x263
c: 310.621.2707
[email protected]

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