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July 9, 10 | 6:30 pm

BP Grand Entrance | $90 members; $100 non-members | Price includes tour, dinner, and parking | Reservations required

Ray's & Stark Bar, in conjunction with Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites and LACMA, is bridging the gap between culinary arts and fine art. Beginning in July, visitors can experience intimate gallery discussions tracing the role of food in a historical and social context through art. Immediately following each tour, executive chef Kris Morningstar will present a three-course meal inspired by the evening's theme.

July 9 and 10: The Parisian Salon

Trace the development of the Parisian Salon and French dining habits from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Art educator and food historian Maite Gomez-Rejón will lead a tour featuring artworks from the French Court through the time of the revolution and conclude with Gertrude Stein's Paris. After the gallery conversation, enjoy a contemporary meal grounded in history at Ray’s and Stark Bar, featuring classic seasonal dishes from France. A French wine menu by sommelier Paul Sanguinetti will be available for pairing at additional cost.

Reservations for July 9: 323 857-6010 or purchase online | Reservations for July 10: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol Artist Walkthrough Tuesday, July 10 | 7 pm BCAM, Level 2 | Free, no reservations

Artist Sharon Lockhart walks through the exhibition Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol with curators Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen.

Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm BP Grand Entrance | Free with museum admission, no reservations Join museum educator Kristin Bengtson for a one-hour facilitated gallery discussion exploring Japanese art and the installation Japanese Paintings: Paths to Enlightenment.

Encore—Washi and Youshi: Japanese Paper and Western Paper Discussion: Tuesday, July 17 | 6:30 pm Brown Auditorium | Free, tickets required | Tickets: 323-857-6010 or reserve online. Yona Warmin of Hiromi Paper Inc. and LACMA conservator Soko Furuhata introduce the world of papermaking by discussing and comparing the histories and methods of handmade paper in Japan and the Western world. In addition, Ms. Warmin discusses some of the collaborative projects between Hiromi Paper Inc. and contemporary artists, such as Richard Serra, in creating their masterpieces, and Ms. Furuhata explains how Japanese paper is used in the field of Western art conservation.

MUSIC Programs

Sundays Live

Sundays Live is an ongoing series and includes free classical music concerts

presented by LACMA in cooperation with Friends of Sundays Live. These

concerts take place in the Bing Theater and feature mid-career professionals

and student virtuosos taking center stage.

Please note: Sundays Live concerts can be heard live via streaming audio at, or by delayed broadcast the following Wednesday at noon on KCSN,

88.5 FM.

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

Trio Latitude 41 Sunday, July 8 | 6 pm Performing Schubert: Notturno, D. 897 and Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, Opus 50.

Violinist Phillip Levy Sunday, July 15 | 6 pm Performing works to be announced.

iPalpiti Soloists Sunday, July 22 | 6 pm Performing Vasks: Quartet for violin, viola, cello, and piano; Kuhlau: Flute quintet No. 2 in E major, Opus 51.

Jazz at LACMA

Featuring the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California

artists, these free concerts are presented at the BP Grand Entrance every

Friday evening from April to November. Friday Night Jazz is made possible by

K-JAZZ 88.1. Broadcast of “Jazz at LACMA” is made possible through the

support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

Slumgum with Trumpeter Hugh Ragin Friday, July 13 | 6 pm Slumgum is a perpetually inventive quartet of adventurous musicians. The band’s unique voice is shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that include jazz, free improvisation, world music, and modern classical music. The quartet will be joined by special guest trumpeter Hugh Ragin, a veteran of the bands of David Murray, Roscoe Mitchell, and Maynard Ferguson.

Katisse Friday, July 20 | 6 pm Blending the worlds of jazz, hip hop, pop, and world music, woodwind specialist Katisse returns to LACMA with his high-energy band. Katisse has toured the world with artists such as Herbie Hancock, The Yellowjackets, Prince, Dr. Dre, Airto and Flora Purim, John Patitucci, Ricky Lawson, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and has played on numerous films (including the "jazz flute" scene in the Will Ferrell film, Anchorman).

Bill Cantos Friday, July 27 | 6 pm Singer, songwriter, and pianist, Bill Cantos has been singled out by JAZZIZ magazine as an artist to watch. His songs have been recorded by Ramsey Lewis, Flora Purim, and Brenda Russell, and he can be heard on albums by countless artists including Phil Collins, Dori Caymmi, John Patitucci, Justo Almario, Clint Black, and Kirk Whalum.

Latin Sounds

Relax in Hancock Park as world-renowned artists play the hottest sounds from

Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Los Angeles. The concerts are

every Saturday 5 pm–7 pm, May through September at the Dorothy Collins Brown

Amphitheater at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum. Free; no tickets

or reservations required.

In-kind support for Latin Sounds is provided by KKJZ 88.1FM.

Hancock Park | Free, no reservations

Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron Saturday, July 7 | 5 pm Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron's is a twelve-piece big-band salsa orchestra, composed of musicians from all over Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. OTR's high-energy, hard-edged brand of salsa music has appealed to devoted salsa dancers worldwide, and their contagious rhythms produce an energy that revives the almost extinct salsa sound of generations past. Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron has recorded four studio albums, a remix production, and multiple compilations exclusively for Dimelo! Records. Their arsenal of salsa tracks has gained OTR recognition and respect by tropical music aficionados and musicians worldwide, earning them numerous tours to various cities and countries.

Ciro Hurtado Saturday, July 14 | 5 pm Ciro Hurtado is a guitarist-composer from Perú who has been performing since the early 1970s. Hurtado is one of the founding members and musical director of the Latin American group Huayucaltia. As a solo artist he has produced and recorded six albums, including In My Mind and Tales from Home on ROM Records, and was awarded the prestigious Durfee Master Musician Fellowship in 2001 and 2004.

AC Saturday, July 21 | 5 pm AC (Afro-Cuban) Jazz Project is composed of heavy weights who have toured, performed, and recorded with some of the greatest bandleaders from Cuba and the United States, including Celia Cruz, Hernan Lopez Nussa, Grupo Afrocuba, Manolin, and more. The 88.1 FM KJZZ Latin Jazz Artists of the Year features Fermin Sifontes on piano, Luis Eric Gonzalez on trumpet, Jorge Sawa Perez on bass, Daniel Barrios on congas and percussion, and Henry Mejias on drums. The music is pure, progressive, uplifting, energetic, and full of life.

Cecilia Noël & The Wild Clams Saturday, July 28 | 5 pm Vocalist Cecilia Noël is passionate, flamboyant, exotic, and incredible talented—and on her aptly titled new CD A Gozár! (To Enjoy), she demonstrates why critics have long called her the “Latin Tina Turner.” “Salsoul,” the genre Noël created to describe her sound, combines elements of salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and afro-Cuban. Featuring smoking hot Latin grooves laced with rapid-fire Spanish lyrics, AGozár! is a manifestation of Noël’s love of music and dance and a dedication to her family in her native Perú. Encouraged by the legendary Stan Getz to move to the U.S., she formed Cecilia Noël and the Wild Clams in the 1990s. A "James Brown meets Pérez Prado" band, the Wild Clams received quick attention for their explosive live shows and were booked at the House of Blues and the Playboy Jazz Festival.

Film Programs

The Notorious Landlady Tuesday, July 10 | 1 pm

1962/b&w/123 min. | Scr: Larry Gelbart, Blake Edwards; dir: Richard Quine; w/ Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries. A junior diplomat in London falls in love with his landlady even though she’s a murder suspect.

All the King’s Men Tuesday, July 17 | 1 pm

1950/b&w/110 min. | Scr: Robert Rossen; dir: Robert Rossen; w/ Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek.

A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.

Too Many Husbands Tuesday, July 24 | 1 pm

1940/b&w/84 min. | Scr: Claude Binyon; dir: Wesley Ruggles; w/ Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Harry Davenport.

When her long lost husband returns after her remarriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.

Bonjour Tristesse Tuesday, July 31 | 1 pm

1958/color/94 min./Scope | Scr: Arthur Laurents; dir: Otto Preminger; w/ Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne

A jealous teenage girl plots to end her father’s engagement.

Family programs

Andell Family Sundays—Levitated Mass Sunday, July 15, 22, 29 | 12:30 pm Join us on Sundays for programs designed especially for families. What began as the arduous journey of a 340-ton megalith more than a hundred miles (at night!) to get to LACMA has now become Michael Heizer's monumental artwork, Levitated Mass. Be among the first to experience LACMA's newest outdoor, awe-inspiring sculpture. In workshops, dance and make your own awesome art.

Intergenerational Classes for Students Ages 5 and up! Saturday, July 14 | 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Families learn the elements of design and form while working with the Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II. In the studio, students will incorporate drawing, sculpture, and painting in two- and three-dimensional projects to create their own city in a variety of media. With artist Caitlin Lainoff.

Child plus one adult $50, $25 per additional family member; NexGen members plus one adult $40, $20 per additional family member | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

Art materials and parking fees included in tuition; limited enrollment.


Basic Studio Art—Studio Session Saturday, July 14 | 11 am Adult: Studio Session &


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