As Far As I Could Get is the first solo museum presentation of the work of John Divola. The exhibition is a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with different components shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA, and the Pomona College Museum of Art. LACMA’s presentation includes Polaroid images of sculpted objects, serial works comprised of appropriated continuity shots and stereographs, and conceptual landscapes in which the artist himself appears in a performative role.
Award-winning and critically acclaimed jazz vocalist/lyricist Mark Winkler pairs up with multi-Grammy Award–winning vocalist Cheryl Bentyne, a member of the Manhattan Transfer, to form a dynamic duo that examines the “West Coast Cool" jazz scene of the 1950s. Together and separately they perform songs by Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London and Bobby Troup (to name a few).
Critical Jazz writes that Winkler and Bentyne are “One of the few male/female duets in vocal jazz that finds both participants working on equal footing. Cheryl Bentyne turns in her finest effort in a decade and Mark Winkler continues to wow audiences and critics alike with his spot on vocal performances which seem to grow by leaps and bounds with each subsequent release.”
Exceptional examples of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the United States as well as splendid works of jade, stone and pottery from pre-Columbian cultures of West Mexico, the Olmec, and Maya are highlighted on this tour of LACMA’s permanent collection. The 50-minute tour also includes works from the Spanish Colonial and modern and contemporary Latin American artists.
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!
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.
Be a part of something big! San Francisco Bay area artist Youngmin Lee leads workshops on Korean textile arts. Create your very own piece to take home and in addition, contribute your stitches to our community bojagi–a traditional Korean patch-work textile used for wrapping gifts and other items. Materials provided.
Suggested ages 10 and up. The final bojagi will be displayed in the Boone Children’s Gallery for all to see after the series of workshops.