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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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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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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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Watson Adventures’ Murder at the LACMA Scavenger Hunt

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!

A Watson staffer has been murdered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his blood. Can you piece together the puzzle he left behind? You’ll uncover secrets of the museum that will help crack a cryptic code and (just maybe) solve the mystery.

Price includes museum admission for non-museum members. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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Bear Lincoln

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:45pm

The highly-eclectic four-piece music has its origins in house parties and dive bars in the East Bay and beyond. Over the last two years, their sound has evolved into a tight mix of funk, klezmer, motown, surf, punk, soul, swing, rock and roll, and dance music.

Bear Lincoln’s latest release was recorded by keyboardist Ben Einstein in a dilapidated Victorian in Berkeley, CA. It encompasses the band’s driving high energy eclectic soul/funk roots while showcasing earnest, tidy songwriting, musicianship, and catchy tunes

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Sunday, December 28

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

12:00pm

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist presents a full-scale survey of one the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter's visual examination of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley's entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico. Motley received his formal training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went on to create strong and somewhat solemn portraits of his community, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist's travels during the 1950s.

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Korean Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

2:00pm

Explore LACMA’s collection of Korean art on this 50-minute tour. View LACMA’s collection of paintings, sculpture, porcelain, and calligraphy, and learn how styles, materials, and subject matter developed over millennia, from Neolithic jade carving to contemporary photography. The Korean collection began with a gift of ceramics from the President of the Republic of Korea in 1966.

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