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Friday, July 29

Book Signing: Guillermo del Toro

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

5:00pm

A rare opportunity to have Guillermo del Toro sign your exhibition catalogue or another title by him purchased at a LACMA Store.

Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters reveals the director's creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, August 1, 2016. 

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Sara Gazarek

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Part of the Jazz at LACMA series

Championed by some of music’s most celebrated figures, Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential. With three highly acclaimed CDs, Sara and her trio continue to seamlessly combine the intimacy of singer/songwriter styling with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch, and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation.

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The Sketchbook Project

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library is back! The custom-built truck opens its collection of thousands of artist sketchbooks to LACMA visitors on Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31. The pit stop is part of the project's multicity tour across North America.

 

Sketchbook Project librarians help you check out books created by artists from around the world. Each book is catalogued and searchable by theme, medium, geographic location, and unique tags the artists have created for their books.

Imagine a food truck stocked not with tacos, but with artist sketchbooks filled with mixed-media drawings, creative musings, and personal histories!

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Saturday, July 30

Soul Sauce: A Tribute to Cal Tjader

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

5:00pm

Part of the Latin Sounds series

Soul Sauce derives its name from the album of the same name by Latin jazz legend and vibist Cal Tjader. This Los Angeles-based collective recreates the exact musical arrangements Tjader wrote and recorded for today’s audience. From original hits such as “Soul Sauce (wachi-wara)” to versions of jazz standards like “Speak Low,” this band fuses Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms with modern jazz classics.

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Sunday, July 31

Member Preview | Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:00am

Members see it first. Members see it free.

Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth(2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters reveals the director's creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. 

Please note: On this day, Guillermo del Toro is on view for members only during regular museum hours (10 am to 7 pm). There is one additional day of Member Previews (July 30) for this exhibition.

During Member Previews, LACMA members may enjoy exhibitions before they open to the general public. Member Previews are only for current LACMA members and take place during regular museum hours. 

 

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