If you’ve visited LACMA, you’ve probably walked under Tony Smith’s monumental “Smoke” (1967), which has graced the atrium of the Ahmanson Building since 2008. A small exhibition called “Tony Smith: Smoke,” focusing on the sculpture and the trajectory of Smith’s practice, is now on view in the Ahmanson Building through July 2, 2017. In the words of the artist: “My own personal feeling is that...
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A First Look at Tony Smith: Smoke | Unframed

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Happy birthday to Yayoi Kusama! LACMA is the proud owner of four works by the Japanese artist. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Yayoi Kusama | LACMA Collections

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"Blow Up the White House"
Behind Every Work of Art Lies an Uncommitted Crime...

An artist and a theorist ask us to consider the following questions: When a republic is unraveling, what is critical production? When acts that were once considered legal are now decreed crimes, is art the last stop between freedom and abyss? And what of love? How can it be reimagined as the medium of resistance?

Talk:Blow Up The White House:Daniel Joseph Martinez &Juli Carson

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Visit “Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” before it closes on Monday, March 27! Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this exhibition features some of the greatest achievements of German Renaissance art. In this Unframed post, discover how this exhibition was installed at LACMA, read about Martin Luther's impact on modern media culture,...
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Join us this evening for a discussion about contemporary art practice in Southern California with artists Mark Hagen, Analia Saban, and Anna Sew Hoy. As some artists draw upon the legacies of found objects and assemblage, as well as Los Angeles's urban landscape, this panel will discuss the urban ecology and archeology in their materials and approaches. Rita Gonzalez, curator and acting...
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Talk: Urban Ecology and Archaeology in Contemporary Art Practice

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This fall, more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California will participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. We went behind the scenes with associate paper conservator Erin Jue and assistant curator of decorative arts and design Staci Steinberger to take a look at some of the...
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Sneak Peek: Conservation of Posters for PST LA/LA | Unframed

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Visit “Toba Khedoori” before it closes this Sunday, March 19! The first major museum presentation of Khedoori’s new paintings and her first survey in 15 years, this exhibition and accompanying catalogue explore the artist’s nuanced and powerful body of work. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Last Weekend for Toba Khedoori | Unframed

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Visit the LACMA Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper to see "Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present." Curator Eve Schillo discusses the exhibition, on view on Saturdays and Sundays only through June 18.
This weekend at LACMA, welcome new exhibitions “Labor and Photography” and “Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971,” and walk through “Toba Khedoori” and “Y.Z. Kami: Endless Prayers” one last time before they leave LACMA. Stop by the Boone Children’s Gallery and paint with the whole family! [ Bit.ly Link ]

This Weekend at LACMA | Unframed

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Join us for a walkthrough of "Y.Z. Kami: Endless Prayers" with assistant curator Sandra Williams. Don't miss your chance to see this exhibition before it closes on Sunday, March 19.
Experience exhibition “Y.Z. Kami: Endless Prayers” during a live walkthrough with assistant curator Sandra Williams on 3/17 at 10:15 am.

Image credit: Y.Z. Kami, "Endless Prayers" (detail), 2015–16, © Y.Z. Kami, photography by Rob McKeever, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian
Curator Leslie Jones guides us through exhibition "Tony Smith: Smoke," which takes a deeper look at the history behind the monumental sculpture located in the Ahmanson Building.
Southern California painter John McLaughlin—whose retrospective “John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction” is on view at LACMA until April 16—has become a cult hero among subsequent generations of Los Angeles artists across a broad range of disciplines and styles. His extraordinary, unique body of work and independent approach have earned him the title of “artist’s artist.” What does an...
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Who Made the Chairs? Roy McMakin on John McLaughlin | Unframed

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Join us live on 3/15 at 1:30 pm for a walkthrough of “Tony Smith: Smoke” with curator Leslie Jones.

Image credit:© Tony Smith Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Twenty-Minute Family Guides give fun prompts to help families learn about art and practice ways of looking that are playful and open-ended. This edition is focused on the exhibition “Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn.” The series of paintings by Korean-American artist Young-Il Ahn were inspired by a personal experience boating off the coast of Santa Monica, California. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Twenty-Minute Family Guide: Ahoy, Families! | Unframed

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Talk: Cubism's Audience and Interpretation, Paris to Mexico City

In this conversation, art historians Patricia Leighten and James Oles will compare the reaction to Cubism in Paris to that in Mexico City. The conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Josten, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh. In conjunction with "Picasso and Rivera: Conversations...
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Reserve your tickets today! Legendary art dealer and patron Virginia Dwan, whose galleries in Westwood (1959–67) and New York (1965–71) presented groundbreaking exhibitions by Ed Kienholz, Yves Klein, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Smithson, among others, and who was an early and dedicated champion of earthworks, will engage in conversation with exhibition curator James Meyer, and...
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Talk: Virgina Dwan, James Meyer, Michael Govan, Stephanie Barron

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Join us on Facebook for a live broadcast on Saturday, March 8, at 12 pm of the talk “Cubism's Audience and Interpretation, Paris to Mexico City,” featuring art historians Patricia Leighten and James Oles. The speakers will discuss original and often politicized meanings of cubist works by Picasso and Rivera and will examine particular images and how those images may be interpreted today. More...
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Talk: Cubism's Audience and Interpretation, Paris to Mexico City

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Saturday, March 11, art historians Patricia Leighten and James Oles will compare the reaction to Cubism in Paris to that in Mexico City. The speakers will discuss the original and often politicized meanings of Cubist works by Picasso and Rivera, examining particular images and how those images may be interpreted today. The conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Josten, Assistant Professor...
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Graphic designer, artist, and educator Ed Fella speaks with us from his exhibition at LACMA. Visit the exhibition, "Ed Fella: Free Work in Due Time" open through 7/30/17.

Next Monday, March 13 at 7 pm, join us for a conversation with Ed Fella and Lorraine Wild. For tickets and more info: bit.ly/EdFella