These extraordinary screens, titled “Kyoto River,” recently acquired in the 2017 Collectors Committee, represent a game-changing discovery in the history of Japanese art of the Edo period (1615–1868), and of the history of the famed Maruyama School of Painting Maruyama Ōkyo (1733–95). The artist of these screens, Kakurei, is officially designated one of the “Ten Great Disciples of Ōkyo” who is...
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The Art of Looking—Take a stroll through Robert Irwin's "Primal Palm Garden" with educator Alicia Vogl-Saenz. Did you know the palms at LACMA are part of an artwork?
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Sonia Delaunay was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, whose vivid and colorful work spanned painting, fashion, and design. Her work expressed the energy of modern urban life, celebrating the birth of electric street lighting and the excitement of contemporary ballet and ballrooms. “La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France,” (Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little...
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Acquired during LACMA’s 2017 Collectors Committee, “Temple of Nettuno, Paestum, XVIII: October 18, 2015” is from a series of photographs artist Vera Lutter made in Paestum, Italy, at the site of an ancient Greek city whose ruins include three temples dating from the 5th and 6th centuries BCE. As with all of Lutter’s photographs, made using one of the oldest optical technologies still in use,...
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Acquired during LACMAs 2017 Collectors Committee Temple of Nettuno Paestum XVIII October

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Collectors Committee has been one of LACMA's most significant fundraisers since 1986, helping the museum acquire important works of art for our encyclopedic collection. This past weekend, generous Collectors Committee members (90 voting members) raised more than $2 million to acquire nine works of art. Read on for the complete list of works acquired through the 2017 Collectors Committee. Check...
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Collectors Committee has been one of LACMAs most significant fundraisers since 1986

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Artist duo Kovács/O’Doherty is currently undertaking a research project titled “Twin Moons,” supported by LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab, in which they are working to obtain a reliable real-time signal from an abandoned satellite to output as audio, coupled with a musical “answering” signal. Read on to discover their progress and how partners like SpaceX and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are...
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Artist duo KovácsODoherty is currently undertaking a research project titled Twin Moons

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“Apostles of Nature: Jugendstil and Art Nouveau” is on view in the Ahmanson Building through Sunday, April 23, 2017. Don’t miss your chance to see it one last time! Read Part Two of our Unframed post “Appropriating Art Nouveau” to discover the ways in which these whimsical movements were influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, then in turn influenced psychedelic artists during the...
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Kick off this year’s Jazz at LACMA season with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. The 18-member ensemble earned four Grammy nominations and is internationally known as one of the most exciting large ensembles in jazz music. Pack a picnic, lay out your blankets, and ease into the weekend.

Don’t miss your chance to see “Apostles of Nature: Jugendstil and Art Nouveau” before it closes on Sunday....
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Unframed is taking a look behind the scenes to profile the dedicated people who make LACMA special. We sat down with curator of Islamic art and head of the Art of the Middle East department Linda Komaroff to talk about reinterpreting the past and how contemporary art can help us understand a civilization.

Linda’s latest exhibition, “Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause,” opened on Sunday, April 16, and...
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Premiering at LACMA, April 28, Frances Stark’s newest work, “The Magic Flute” (2017), is a 110-minute film adaptation of the popular 1791 opera by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Emanuel Schikaneder about a prince and a bird catcher who cross paths and endure various tricks and trials in search of love. The vocalists have been substituted with soloists who play the vocal...
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Premiering at LACMA April 28 Frances Starks newest work The Magic Flute

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Namikawa Yasuyuki (1868–1912) is considered perhaps the finest artist in the history of cloisonné enamels, both inside and outside Japan. Cloisonné is made by applying groundglass pastes of different colors, typically separated by thin metal wires (gold or silver for Yasuyuki) to a copper core; the object is then fired in a kiln. This process is then repeated over and over; at the end, the...
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Namikawa Yasuyuki 18681912 is considered perhaps the finest artist in the history

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Join LACMA's Art of the Ancient Americas Program and the Art History Society of California State University Los Angeles at the two-day 2017 Mesoamerican Symposium as we pay homage to Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, preeminent Mexican archeologist and director of major excavations at el Templo Mayor, Tula, and Teotihuacan since 1978.
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Join us in the newly opened exhibition "Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause" with the artist. He shares information about his practice and this exhibition, his first solo exhibition in the United States. On view through July 2, 2017.
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Open today! “Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause” presents a remarkable body of work born in the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. For artist Abdulnassar Gharem—a Muslim, an Arab, and a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army—like for most of us, seeing the World Trade Center destroyed on television was a terrible moment that seemed to make the world stand still or pause. Gharem...
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A mural of Art Nouveau icon Alphonse Mucha, painted in 2010 by L.A.-based graffiti artist Mear One, recently caught the eye of one of LACMA’s curatorial assistants, Andrea Gyorody, on her way to work. Mucha, a Czech-born artist who became strongly identified with Parisian Art Nouveau in the 1890s, made fine art prints, commercial posters, theater stage sets, jewelry, and much more, with a...
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Join artist Abdulnasser Gharem as he discusses his first U.S. solo exhibition, “Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause.” A special screening of his video works, which are not included in the exhibition, will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. Although the media and platforms for his work clearly borrow from the mainstreams of modern art, the narratives and images are drawn from his everyday world, while...
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Join artist Abdulnasser Gharem as he discusses his first US solo exhibition

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Friday night, join sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell for a special viewing of the new CNN series “The United Shades of America” where Bell explores subcultures across the country and focuses on many diverse and colorful definitions of America.

On Sunday, visit “John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction” one last time before it closes that evening and welcome “Abdulnasser Gharem:...
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Friday night join sociopolitical comedian W Kamau Bell for a special viewing

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Today, April 13, is NexGen’s 14th birthday! To celebrate, we caught up with a few Education department staff members who engage with families all the time and enroll children in NexGen. You might recognize a few if you’ve ever painted in the Boone Children’s Gallery, come to Story Time, or joined a workshop at Andell Family Sundays! Read on to discover their insider tips for visiting LACMA! [...
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Today April 13 is NexGens 14th birthday To celebrate we caught up

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Recently, a 35-year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall opened at MOCA. Included in the exhibition is one of his masterpieces, “De Style” (1993), which is in LACMA's collection. In 2010, when the painting traveled to the Vancouver Art Gallery for a retrospective of his work, “Unframed” spoke to Marshall, who grew up in Los Angeles. As an elementary school student living in Watts,...
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Recently a 35year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall opened at MOCA

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