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Wednesday, August 27

Free Tours Made in LA

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

6:45pm

In each 45-minute tour, Hammer educators provide insight into the Made in L.A. 2014 exhibition and highlight key works. Hammer educators are multidisciplinary UCLA students and other trained educators who bring unique perspectives to the artwork on view. Tours convene in front of the Museum Store and reservations are not required.

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Thursday, August 28

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

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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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

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