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LACMA's 50th anniversary party starts early with major donations

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced major gifts of art from two of its trustees — the first wave of donations timed to the museum's 50th anniversary in April.

The Language of Xu Bing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

One of the most active and influential Chinese artists living today, Xu Bing received his training in the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. His woodblock prints appeared in important journals in the late 1970s and early 1980s immediately after the Cultural Revolution. Show More Summary

For the record

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

John Bowsher: A news obituary in the Dec. 30 California section of John Bowsher, vice president of museum infrastructure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, incorrectly spelled his mother's last name in the list of surviving family members. Her name is Martha Hafner, not Hasner.

LACMA to loan Damascus room, Islamic art to new Saudi museum

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced Tuesday its intention to loan more than 130 pieces of its Islamic art collection to a museum under construction in Saudi Arabia.

John Bowsher dies at 62; local art world figure helped open MOCA in 1980s

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

John Bowsher, vice president of museum infrastructure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a local art world figure who helped open the Museum of Contemporary Art in the early 1980s, died Monday morning at his home in Hancock Park. He was 62.

Christine Corday's first solo presentation in a U.S. museum on view at LACMA

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting Christine Corday: Protoist Series, Selected Forms, the first solo presentation by the artist in a U.S. museum. The term ?protoist,? coined by Corday, describes forms in and out of aShow More Summary

For the record

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

LACMA review: In the Dec. 9 Calendar section, a review of the Pierre Huyghe retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art said that, according to LACMA, the ASPCA had approved the participation of a live dog in the exhibition. LACMA has since said that the SPCA Los Angeles, not the...

Warm spots in Pierre Huyghe's often chilly Conceptualism at LACMA

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The traveling 20-year retrospective of French Conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe turns the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a mammoth vivarium — a carefully orchestrated, walk-in terrarium-cum-aquarium. The exhibition creates a self-contained ecosystem of plants, sculptures, video...

Warm spots in Pierre Huyghe's often chilly Conceptualism at LACMA

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The traveling 20-year retrospective of French Conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe turns the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a mammoth vivarium — a carefully orchestrated, walk-in terrarium-cum-aquarium. The exhibition creates a self-contained ecosystem of plants, sculptures, video...

Live Read: The Empire Strikes Back

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 18 at 7:30pm Description: Jason Reitman directs a live-reading of the script of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, cast to be announced. Tickets go on sale to LACMA members on December 2 at noon. Tickets are $35 for LACMA [...]

LACMA: Vertigo

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 20 at 8pm Description: LACMA screens the 1958 classic from Alfred Hitchock, starring James Stewart as an investigator in love with a dead woman. Well, she’s not dead but she claims to have died and been reincarnated.

Restaurant boasts 44-page menu from America’s first ‘Water Sommelier’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Do you fancy yourself a water connoiseur? America’s first self-proclaimed “water sommelier,” Martin Riese, has a 44-page water menu at Ray’s & Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, where he is general manager. Restaurant patrons are even able to partake in a water tasting—like...

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 11 at 7:30pm Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]

King Kong at LACMA

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Date: December 2 at 1pm Description: LACMA screens the 1933 original black-and-white version of KING KONG – the primordial ape who comes to a tragic end after falling in love with a beautiful blonde (Fay Wray). Robert Armstrong and Bruce [...]

Pierre Huyghe's first retrospective in the United States opens at LACMA

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Pierre Huyghe, the artist?s first retrospective in the United States, bringing together approximately 60 works from the past 25 years. Huyghe?s diverse practice includes live situations, exhibitions, films, objects, and drawings. Show More Summary

Plans for a new LACMA seem to be aligning, but first some questions

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Barely two weeks ago, the ambitious plan to build a new, 400,000-square-foot, energy-friendly building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at a heady cost of more than $600 million seemed a long shot.

Levitated Mass Documentary Opens in NYC

2 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Now New Yorkers can get the story behind the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s rock star, Levitated Mass (2012), a 456-foot-long slot over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. The process of installing the Michael Heizer artwork,...Show More Summary

What Water Bars Mean for Water Wars

Photo via Flickr user Patrick McFall Last year, Ray’s and Stark Bar, a high-end bistro at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, debuted a 42-page menu of gourmet waters. More recently, squinting through the obliterating heat of a long,...Show More Summary

Jerry Perenchio Bequeaths $500 Million Art Collection To L.A. County Museum

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio has bequeathed his $500 million art collection to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The collection contains 47 works of art, including original paintings by Cezanne, Degas, Magritte, Manet, Monet, and Picasso. Show More Summary

Exhibition in Los Angeles presents works by the great masters of Iberoamerican folk art

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

On November 9, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County presented a contemporary look at folk art when it debuted for U.S. audiences the extraordinary traveling exhibition Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex. Show More Summary

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