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Friday, December 26

Larry Sultan: Here and Home

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

Tour the exhibition Larry Sultan: Here and Home, the first retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009), in this 20-minute tour. The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works in the decades following. Sultan never stopped challenging the conventions of photographic documentation, exploring themes of family, home, and façade throughout his career. Five major bodies of work are represented, including Evidence (1977), made collaboratively with Mike Mandel; Swimmers (1978–81); Pictures from Home (1982–92); The Valley (1998–2003); and Homeland (2006–9). The show is augmented by a "study hall," with documentation and ephemera providing a glimpse of Sultan’s modes of inquiry as an artist and a teacher.

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Los Pinguos

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

8:30pm

They came to the US from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a mixture of Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajón (box-drum) and harmonizing vocals. Vivacious and infectious, the sound of Los Pinguos has claimed fans worldwide, from their hometown to the streets of Los Angeles. 

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Saturday, December 27

Eugène Delacroix: Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:30pm

Painted in 1826 by Eugène Delacroix, the leading French Romantic painter of the day, Greece on the ruins of Missolonghi is one of the most celebrated French paintings of the 19th century. It was executed shortly after the event it commemorates: In 1825, during the Greek war of independence from Ottoman occupation, Turkish troops besieged the city of Missolonghi. The Greek population, already decimated by famine and epidemics, attempted a heroic liberation that ended in tragedy when the Turks killed most of the population of the city. Delacroix, like many European artists and intellectuals, was a fervent supporter of the Greek cause. Most of the painting is dedicated to the figure of Greece herself, represented as a young woman wearing traditional costume. Her posture and expression recall traditional religious images of the Virgin weeping over the body of Christ. The image of suffering Greece succeeded in conveying the plight of the Greeks to the French public.

 

Now kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, sister city to Los Angeles, this monumental painting has seldom traveled. Tour this exhibition, a rare opportunity to see a masterpiece by one of the great French artists of the 19th century.

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

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

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

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

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Dig It!

Skirball Center

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

2:00pm

There’s so much to see and do at the Skirball’s simulated outdoor archaeological dig and field laboratory!

Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort through sand to find hidden ancient artifacts, weigh and examine your findings, analyze clues, and work with archaeology staff to piece together the puzzles found in a Near Eastern Iron Age town.

Drop in anytime during regular Museum weekend hours, weather permitting only

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult

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