November 28, 2012 |
The price of behind-the-scenes access at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is going up. And some donors in the museum's oldest support groups are talking about dropping out. The changes affect the long-standing art councils at LACMA, groups of art enthusiasts and professionals who currently pay a minimum of $400 a year in dues and organize projects to raise money for a favorite department, such as photography or decorative arts. The perks include access to private events featuring artists, curators or collectors.
November 22, 2012
EXHIBITION Explore the fascinating, cinematic world of the legendary late director Stanley Kubrick. After the success of its recent Tim Burton exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is once again hosting a large-scale retrospective on the work of a popular filmmaker. The Kubrick exhibition features more than 1,000 items, including Kubrick's personal chess set, camera lenses and scrapbooks as well as art objects that influenced the director during the making of some of his films including "The Shining" and "2001: A Space Odyssey.
November 14, 2012 |
If dentistry has been a big subject in the history of European painting, I've missed it. Religious feeling, the rhythms of domestic life, displays of political power - yes. Tooth pulling? Not so much. Yet there it is in the final room of a wonderfully absorbing new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Gathered around a meticulous, carpet-covered table that is something like a secular altar, four men, an old woman and a small child watch in rapt attention as a rough-faced man reaches around into another man's mouth with a pair of pliers and, as blood streams, yanks at a rotten tooth.
October 4, 2012
MUSIC The fifth annual Angel City Jazz Festival begins Friday with a free show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art featuring Phil Ranelin, a remarkable meeting between guitarist Anthony Wilson and session drum-deity Jim Keltner on Saturday at REDCAT and a multi-act festival featuring young trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and fiery saxophonist Archie Shepp on Sunday at Ford Amphitheater. The festival continues into next weekend. Venues around Los Angeles; admission and times vary.
September 4, 2012 |
British pop-rockers Florence and the Machine will be the musical attraction this fall for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's second annual Art + Film Gala. The band, whose booking LACMA announced Tuesday, provides both typographical consistency and a musical and generational contrast to last year's inaugural Art + Film Gala headliner, Stevie Wonder. Big-voiced, red-haired Florence Welch debuted in 2009 as an heiress to the Kate Bush-led lineage of gothically dramatic British art-pop divas, while displaying soul music influences as well.
July 31, 2012 |
Now that "Levitated Mass," the much-publicized megalith poised atop a steel-reinforced concrete channel, has opened on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an earlier work also by artist Michael Heizer has been temporarily installed in the adjacent Resnick Pavilion. "Actual Size: Munich Rotary" (1971) is in some respects a cleaner, more precise embodiment of the same artistic principles that support the giant rock outdoors. Simply put: Advanced technology meets primal nature.