Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with Light and Space pioneer Helen Pashgian about her career as a sculptor. The discussion traces the influence of artists such as Johannes Vermeer on Pashgian's early work; Pashgian's exploration of materials such as resins, epoxy, and acrylic; and the new sculptural forms she has created specifically for this exhibition. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible.
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015
Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it’s much more than that: it’s a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. She first came to international attention in 2012 with Look Out Mama. The album earned her raves from NPR and The New York Times to Mojo and Paste, along with a breakout performance at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Segarra grew up in the Bronx, where she developed an early appreciation for doo-wop and Motown from the neighborhood’s longtime residents. It was downtown that she first felt like she found her people, traveling to the Lower East Side every Saturday for punk matinees at ABC No Rio. The Lower East Side also introduced her to travelers, and their stories of life on the road inspired her to strike out on her own at 17, first hitching her way to the west coast, then roaming the south before ultimately settling in New Orleans. Many of the songs on her new album, Small Town Heroes, reflect her special reverence for the city. The scope of the album is much grander than just New Orleans, though, as Segarra mines the deep legacies and contemporizes the rich variety of musical forms of the American South for the age of Trayvon Martin and Wendy Davis. She sings with resolute menace on “The Body Electric,” a feminist reimagining of the traditional murder ballad form that calls on everything from Stagger Lee to Walt Whitman. She juxtaposes pure country pop with the dreams and nightmares that come with settling down with just one person in “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright,)” while album opener “Blue Ridge Mountain” is an Appalachian nod to Maybelle Carter. Please join us for the second installment of our new Americana music program series as we welcome Hurray For The Riff Raff to the Clive Davis Theater for a discussion, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, and special musical performance.
631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Uncovering the ethereal in the mundane and the abstract in the naturalistic, Henry Hills activates a heightened attentiveness in viewers through his signature use of montage—intensely concentrated, rhythmically complex, and replete with eccentric wit. A celebrated maker of experimental film since 1975, Hills has collaborated with New York “Language” poets, composer John Zorn and choreographer Sally Silvers, among other artists. The former longtime resident of the East Village now teaches at FAMU, the Czech national film academy in Prague, and lives in Vienna. Hills’ recent short arcana (2011, digital video, 30 min.) has collected top prizes at Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal and the Melbourne International Film Festival.