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Tuesday, April 22

John Divola: As Far as I Could Get Tour

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

As Far As I Could Get is the first solo museum presentation of the work of John Divola. The exhibition is a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with different components shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art. LACMA’s presentation includes Polaroid images of sculpted objects, serial works comprised of appropriated continuity shots and stereographs, and conceptual landscapes in which the artist himself appears in a performative role.

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Morocco

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

1930, 90 minutes, black and white, 35mm | Written by Jules Furthman; directed by Josef von Sternberg; with Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, and Ullrich Haupt

Screen stars Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Adolphe Menjou lead a cast in a narrative about a sultry cabaret singer who falls hard for a Foreign Legionnaire.

 

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Fowler OutSpoken Lecture: Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

7:00pm

During this special Earth Day opening event, Earth Matters curator Karen Milbourne from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art gives an exhibition overview and shares how many of the contemporary artists became connected to the project, and each other, in ways that extend beyond the gallery walls.

Seating is first-come, first served, with priority seating for members at 6:45 pm. Not a member? Join now!

Come early to preview the exhibition and enjoy a pre-lecture reception from 5:30-7 pm. RSVP for the reception today: 310 206-7001.

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HAMMER LECTURES: Thomas Lawson & Susan Morgan

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

In 1979, artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan cofounded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE charted the rise of postmodernism and postfeminism before moving into more political issues including institutional critique, hypertext, and AIDS. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. The anthology features writings by and about Take It or Leave It artists Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller,  Matt Mullican, and Adrian Piper, among others. 

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Wednesday, April 23

Culture Fix: Allen Roberts on Earth as Medium

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

12:00pm

Across the African continent, artists have found inspiration in the earth’s soils, pigments, plants, and stones. For this opening day gallery talk, UCLA World Arts and Cultures Professor Allen F. Roberts visits Earth Matters to explore how these materials express cultural identity and provide connections to earlier generations, present needs, and future aspirations.


After the talk, join us for light refreshments and cool beverages in our David Courtyard from 1–3 pm.

Presented in conjunction with UCLA’s 10th Earth Day Fair, organized by E3 and UCLA Sustainability.

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Lunchtime Art Talks: MARK DION

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Brooke Hodge, director, exhibitions management & publications.

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