October 7, 2010
One of the highlights of the Angel City Jazz Festival, the multidisciplinary collaboration Dirty Baby takes its inspiration from Ed Ruscha's "censor strip" paintings and combines them with the music of Nels Cline (of the band Wilco) and the poetry of David Breskin. Cline will lead two music ensembles, Breskin will read his ghazals and Ruscha's images will be projected. A book and album signing will follow. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free (reservations recommended)
March 8, 2013 |
Late in 2008, when the critically revered but financially teetering Museum of Contemporary Art was mulling rival rescue plans to pull it back from the brink of collapse, two issues were paramount. More than four years later, even as news breaks of yet more proposed solutions to MOCA's lingering distress, they still are. One issue was the need to vastly increase the museum's paltry endowment, which had never come close to being adequate for a 30-year-old institution whose ambitious mission -- and achievement -- was international leadership as "the defining museum of contemporary art. " The other was autonomy.
March 10, 2010
The Films of Jean Renoir Where: Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Fridays and Saturdays through April 10 Price: $10 general; $7 for museum members, students with valid I.D. and seniors (62 and older) Contact: (323) 857-6010 March schedule Friday: "Toni," 7:30 p.m.; "Swamp Water," 9:30 Saturday: "French Cancan," 7:30 p.m.; "The Golden Coach," 9:25 March 19: "La Bête Humaine," 7:30 p.m.; "The Woman on the Beach," 9:20 March 20: "The Southerner," 7:30 p.m.; "The River," 9:30 March 26: "Grand Illusion," 7:30 p.m.; "The Elusive Corporal," 9:30 March 27: "La Chienne," 7:30 p.m.; "La Marseillaise," 9:15 For entire schedule, go to www.lacma.
March 28, 2013 |
A new one-room permanent collection installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on view for the rest of 2013, raises provocative questions in skillfully astute ways. The subject is 19th century American landscape art, and the artists range from the relatively obscure to the celebrated -- Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, George Inness, John F. Kensett, Winslow Homer and more. The west wall has a spare lineup of all five LACMA paintings that show the American West, hung to create a continuous horizon line.
March 8, 2012
With nearly 300 photographs edited and sequenced by the artist himself, this retrospective on the career of Robert Adams, "Robert Adams: The Place We Live" seeks to document his fascination with the changing landscape of his native Colorado, as well as the rest of the West. Starting in the mid-'60s and carrying through to this most recent decade, this show will focus on Adams' photography of the Los Angeles terrain. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Open Sunday through June 3. lacma.org.
May 13, 2013 |
With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 's expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition set to close on June 30, the museum's film department is revisiting several key movies in the maverick filmmaker's oeuvre. Each of the director's films in the series "Kubrick and Co. " will be paired with an important work by another filmmaker, including Michaelangelo Antonioni ("Red Desert"), Ingmar Bergman ("Hour of the Wolf"), Sam Fuller ("China Gate") and Max Ophuls ("Lola Montes"). The series opens May 31 with Kubrick's 1957 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory," starring Kirk Douglas, followed by Joseph Losey's 1957 drama "Time Without Pity," revolving around a man's (Michael Redgrave)