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Wednesday, March 11

Thursday, March 12

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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The Art of Looking: Art of Ancient America

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

12:30pm

Educator Eduardo Sanchez leads this tour of a new installation of art from the ancient Americas. Found in present-day Colombia, the artworks on view represent the rich cultural heritage of that region. Bowls and jars constructed with animal faces, shaman figures, and musical instruments are displayed alongside text written by Spanish explorers. Quotes from those descriptions are used to compare and contrast the views of the Spaniards with insights gathered from recent scholarship and the objects themselves.

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See European Art at LACMA

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Discover the breadth of LACMA’s collection of European art on this 50-minute tour. Focus on 17th-century Dutch painting, works by French and Italian Baroque artists, and French 19th-century painting, including costumes and decorative arts that are installed with two-dimensional works.

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