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Rare race, class, fashion depictions: Lost 'casta' paintings at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art didn't begin to collect colonial Latin American art in a serious way until 2006. For years, in fact, the only significant Latin American colonial object in the museum's collection was a 16th century Mexican chalice that had been donated by William...

Exhibition at LACMA's satellite gallery explores the work of contemporary artist Bari Kumar

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future, on view at LACMA?s satellite gallery in Charles White Elementary School in MacArthur Park through June 13. The exhibition explores the work of Los Angeles?based...Show More Summary

Larry Sultan’s Faux-tographs

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Larry Sultan: Here and Home at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the first large-scale retrospective of the American photographer, who died in 2009.

‘Reflection of Hideous Man’, A Picture Frame on a Men’s Bathroom Mirror at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2 weeks agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In the beginning of February, Obvious Plant posted photos of a picture frame in the mirror of a men’s bathroom at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The frame is accompanied by an official-looking card which reads: Reflection of Hideous Man Los Angeles, circa 2015 An ugly, disfigured man gazes into to abyss. Obvious […]

Art with a Dose of Imperialism: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Art world elitism permeates Pierre Huyghe’s retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Los Angeles collectors Jane and Marc Nathanson give major artworks to LACMA

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced eight promised gifts of art from Jane and Marc Nathanson. The Nathansons? gift of eight works of contemporary art includes seminal pieces by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and others. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoArts : 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months agoArts : 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

3 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

3 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

3 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’

3 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 [...]

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