Wednesday, September 30, 2009

LACMA Public Programs

TALKS & COURSES


Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s

Tuesday, October 6 | 7 pm

This three-part screening, curated by the nonprofit media arts organization EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix) investigates the correspondence between the pioneering works of artists experimenting with video in Japan and America. The program features rarely screened videos by artists such as Chris Burden, Allan Kaprow, Hakudo Kobayashi, Paul McCarthy, Fujiko Nakaya, Nam June Paik, and many others.

Brown Auditorium | Tickets required: $7 general admission, $5 museum members, seniors 62+ and students with valid ID—to purchase tickets call 323 857-6010


Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking

Thursday, October 8 | 12:30 pm

Join LACMA educators for a one-hour facilitated gallery discussion focusing on the permanent collection. On October 8, Kristin Bengtson offers a look at the newly reinstalled galleries of Korean art.

BP Grand Entrance, by the ticket window | Free, no reservations


Lecture and Book Signing—Mitch Epstein: American Power

Saturday, October 10 | 2 pm

Mitch Epstein traveled the United States between 2003 and 2009 to document environmentally contaminated areas, creating a portrait of modern-day America. In this lecture, Epstein discusses how this experience led him to reconsider the artist’s role in a nation in transition.

Brown Auditorium | Free, tickets required—available one hour before the program


Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s

Tuesday, October 13 | 7 pm

This three-part screening, curated by the nonprofit media arts organization EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix) investigates the correspondence between the pioneering works of artists experimenting with video in Japan and America. The program features rarely screened videos by artists such as Chris Burden, Allan Kaprow, Hakudo Kobayashi, Paul McCarthy, Fujiko Nakaya, Nam June Paik, and many others.

Brown Auditorium | Tickets required: $7 general admission, $5 museum members, seniors 62+ and students with valid ID—to purchase tickets call 323 857-6010


Contemporary Architectural Practice—Decorative Arts and Design Lecture Series 
Thursday, October 15 | 7 pm

Elena Manferdini, designer and principal, Atelier Manferdini, and Greg Lynn, designer and principal, Greg Lynn FORM, will discuss the exhibition “From the Spoon to the City”: Objects by Architects from LACMA’s Collection, currently on view. The panel will be moderated by Frances Anderton, host of the radio program DnA: Design and Architecture (89.9 KCRW) and Los Angeles editor of Dwell magazine.

Brown Auditorium | $20 General Admission, $15 LACMA members, free for Decorative Arts and Design Council members and students with ID—to purchase tickets call 323 857-6528 or email decartscouncil@lacma.org

This series is made possible with the generous support of the Elsie de Wolfe Foundation.


Vital Signals: Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s
Tuesday, October 20 | 7 pm

This three-part screening, curated by the nonprofit media arts organization EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix) investigates the correspondence between the pioneering works of artists experimenting with video in Japan and America. The program features rarely screened videos by artists such as Chris Burden, Allan Kaprow, Hakudo Kobayashi, Paul McCarthy, Fujiko Nakaya, Nam June Paik, and many others.

Brown Auditorium | Tickets required: $7 general admission, $5 museum members, seniors 62+ and students with valid ID—to purchase tickets call 323 857-6010


Silvia Barisione: Italian Futurist Design—Decorative Arts and Design Lecture Series

Thursday, October 22 | 7 pm

The Futurist Manifesto of February 1909 ushered in an influential avant-garde movement. To mark its 100th anniversary, Silvia Barisione, curator, Wolfsoniana-Fondazione Regionale per la cultura e lo spettacolo, Genoa, will discuss the movement’s manifestations in design and decorative arts.

Brown Auditorium | $20 General Admission, $15 LACMA members, free for Decorative Arts and Design Council members and students with ID—to purchase tickets call 323 857-6528 or email decartscouncil@lacma.org

This series is made possible with the generous support of the Elsie de Wolfe Foundation.


Conversations with Artists: Frank Gohlke
Sunday, October 25 | 2 pm

Frank Gohlke’s photographs came to notice in the original 1975 presentation of the exhibitionNew Topographics: Images of a Man-Altered Landscape at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. To mark both the opening of the special exhibition at LACMA and the publication of his new book, Thoughts on Landscape: Collected Writings and Interviews, Gohlke will speak in conversation with curator Edward Robinson. Book signing will follow.

Brown Auditorium | Free, tickets required—available one hour before the program


The Director's Series: Conversations with Michael Govan—Barbara Kruger
Thursday, October 29 | 7:30 pm
Join LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan for a conversation with renowned contemporary artist Barbara Kruger. Barbara Kruger transformed LACMA’s BCAM elevator from a functional object into a major work of art. She and Michael Govan will discuss how this work manifests her interest in creating art and commentary with “pictures and words.” This popular series often sells out early so be sure to reserve your free tickets soon.
Bing Theater | Free, tickets required, available at the box office—for more information call 323 857-6010


Gallery Conversations: Modern and Contemporary Art
Saturdays and Sundays | October | 1–4 pm

Introducing a new way to experience LACMA! Drop by the modern and contemporary art galleries for informative and informal conversations about works of art with gallery educators. PLEASE NOTE: October 1–11 gallery conversations will take place only in the modern art galleries.

BCAM level 3 and Ahmanson Building, level 2 | Free, no reservations


Multimedia Tour
LACMA has created a dynamic multimedia visitor tour offering a wealth of audio, video, still images, and text to enrich your knowledge of artworks from the museum's collection. The tour is available now via personal digital assistants (PDAs)—with full-color screens and simple controls—that can be checked out free of charge from the museum's welcome centers.
Available for checkout at the BP Grand Entrance Welcome Centers with valid ID | Free | Available in English, Spanish, and Korean
Take the tour online with our interactive map!
P
arking is available in the underground Pritzker Parking garage, located east of Fairfax Avenue off of 6th Street, and in the lot on the corner of Spaulding Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard; validated parking costs $7. Parking is free after 7 pm.

Header Image: LACMA B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden © Museum Associates 2009

Education programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Arts Education.

Education Department
Los Angeles County Museum
 of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
323–857–6512
educate@lacma.org

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