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Events / Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (5)

Thursday, August 28

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

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

Workshop: Timekeeper Invention Club

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

1:00pm

Join artists and Art + Technology Lab grant recipients Taeyoon Choi and E Roon Kang for a collaborative investigation of “personalized time.”

Participants use a Timekeeper Invention Kit—an eclectic collection of found objects and original works by the artists—to make their own timekeeper. The artists also provide a historic overview of timekeeping and guide participants in the process of designing, building, and using their timekeepers.

The afternoon is a component of In Search of Personalized Time, a conceptual art project by Choi and Kang made possible with the support of the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA.

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Sunday, August 31

Highlights of the Museum: LACMA Architecture + Art (50 min)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

12:00pm

This 50 minute tour is an overview of the museum—its architecture and collection. Learn more about the history and transformation of the LACMA campus as you stroll across the equivalent of two city blocks. Special attention is given to the architects Renzo Piano, who designed BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion, and Bruce Goff, who created the Pavilion for Japanese Art.

 

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Violinist Maia Jasper, Cellist Marek Szpakiewicz, and Pianist Nadia Shpachenko

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

6:00pm

Hailed as a “ravishing” performer by the Los Angeles Times, violinist Maia Jasper has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in France, Israel, Canada, Turkey, Portugal, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. In 2003 she received her bachelor of arts with honors in musicology from Yale University. She completed her master’s degree as a fellowship student at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 2006. An avid chamber musician, Jasper has collaborated with such artists as the Ysaÿe Quartet and cellist Paul Katz. In 2008 she recorded early duos of Schoenberg with LA Phil concertmaster Martin Chalifour for Yarlung Records. She is on faculty at the Colburn School, where she coaches chamber music. In January 2010 Jasper was appointed to the first violin section of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has studied with Martin Chalifour, Gérard Poulet, Kyung Yu, and Michelle Kim, and performed in master class for Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel, Gil Shaham, Midori, Gyorgy Pauk, Ilan Gronich, János Starker, Rachel Podger, and Ivry Gitlis, and for the Tákacs and Juilliard quartets.

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