LACMA Public Programs
Through the mic series: freestyle fellowship and breakestra
Jazz at lacma: reinhold schwarzhald & Patrice rushen
Animation august: bolt
Talks & Courses
Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking Thursday, August 9 | 12:30 pm
BP Grand Entrance | Free with museum admission, no reservations Join museum educator Elizabeth Gerber for a one-hour facilitated gallery discussion exploring the figure in contemporary photography.
Meet the Artist: Ohie Toshio Tuesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 26 | 2:00 pm Pavilion for Japanese Art, level 3 | Free, no reservations required
Twice a month artist Ohie Toshio will be present in the exhibition, Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book, to answer questions and talk with visitors about the art of book design. Ohie introduced decorative bookbinding to Japan after studying the art form in France for five years. He will discuss how he adjusted the style to appeal to Japanese taste and the ways in which he collaborates with other artists in the fields of graphic design, printmaking, photography, and calligraphy.
Thursday, August 16 | 7 pm
BP Grand Entrance | $10 members, $15 general admission
Freestyle Fellowship and Breakestra co-headline the fourth installment of Through the Mic, with an infusion of jazz, funk, and soul with hip hop.
Forming at the legendary underground hip-hop haven Good Life Cafe, Freestyle Fellowship features Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Self Jupiter. Since the independent release of 1991's To Whom It May Concern, Freestyle Fellowship's indelible mark has involved stream-of-consciousness rhymes, intricate wordplay, powerful battle raps, and thoughtful spoken word poetry that incorporates jazz, funk, soul, and reggae all under the umbrella of hip hop.
Saturday, August 18 | 8:30 am The art created during the Middles Ages has frequently puzzled viewers. It doesn’t resemble what preceded it nor what followed. Focusing on the museum's permanent collection, ranging from Roman marbles to the early Renaissance, educator Mary Lenihan discusses the changes in technique and subject matter that help explain this long period in art history. A private gallery tour follows the lecture.
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.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations
Soprano Karen Benjamin and Pianist Alan Chapman
Sunday, August 5 | 6 pm Performing an evening of cabaret and musical surprises.
Los Angeles Electric 8 Sunday, August 12 | 6 pm With special guest L.A. Trombone Collective, Los Angeles Electric 8 performs works by Cage, Reich, Shostakovich, and Harrison. The program also includes world premieres by Derrick Spiva Jr. and Felix Salazar.
Flutist Pamela Vliek Martchev, Clarinetist Stuart Clark, Cellist Joel Cohen, and Pianist Victoria Kirsch Sunday, August 19 | 6 pm forming works by Debussy in celebration of the Debussy 150th anniversary year (b.1862).
L.A. Symphonic Winds, Steven Piazza, Conductor
Sunday, August 26 | 6 pm Performing works by Holst and Stravinsky.
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.
BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations
Nick Mancini Collective Friday, August 3 | 6 pm As both a vibraphonist and bandleader, Nick Mancini is considered to be one of New York’s top players. L.A. Weekly has called Mancini "an exploratory young vibraphonist with two toes dipped in tradition who splashes gentle swing and exotic undersea layerings of filtered light. Original and good."
Dale Fielder Quartet Friday, August 10 | 6 pm Multi-instrumentalist Dale Fielder plays all four saxophones—soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone—with equal authority. He is known for his original compositions, varied group concepts, and variety of presentations, as well as for his choice of performing rare, obscure jazz classics. Fielder has recorded more than thirteen albums since he first appeared on the national jazz scene in 1993.
Grant Geissman & the Cool Man Band Friday, August 17 | 6 pm With 15 highly regarded solo albums, guitarist/composer Grant Geissman’s latest project features special guests Larry Carlton, Albert Lee, Russell Ferrante, Mike Finnigan, and Van Dyke Parks.
Reinhold Schwarzwald & Patrice Rushen Friday, August 24 | 6 pm Award-winning saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Reinhold Schwarzwald has worked internationally with top names in the music industry including Hugh Masakela, Ndugu Chancler, Kirk Whalum, and Jean Shy, with appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Euromusic Vienna, and Olympia Paris. Friday, August 31 | 6 pm Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world.
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.
Hancock Park | Free, no reservations
Melena Saturday, August 4 | 5 pm Afro-Cuban percussionist Melena was born in Havana, Cuba, and has mastered the traditional rhythms that have traveled from Africa to Cuba to the dance floors of America. Melena is a multitalented percussionist who plays congas, timbales, bata drums, and shekere.
Monograma Saturday, August 11 | 5 pm Grammy-nominated Mongorama is a nine-piece, Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo (host of Jazz on the Latin Side).
Head to Hancock Park, spread out on a blanket, and watch animated films under the stars. Films start at sundown (between 8 and 8:30 pm). Come early for a pre-film animation art workshop!
Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater | 8-10 pm | Free, no reservations
Bolt Friday, August 3 | 8 pm
2008/color/animated/96 min./PG | Scr: Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams; dir: Byron Howard, Chris Williams; w/ John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, and Susie Essman.
Puss ‘N Boots Friday, August 10 | 8 pm
2011/color/animated/90 min./PG | Scr: Chris Perrault (character), William Davies (story); dir: Chris Miller; w/ Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Zach Galifanakis.
The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival presents a collection of short animated films highlighting the best of the festival over the past seven years. Join us for the eighth annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, October 5-7 at LACMA. Admission to all screenings is free.
Andell Family Sundays—Dragon Days Sunday, August 5, 12, 19, 26 | 12:30 pm In Asia, dragons are mythical beasts that symbolize good luck. In the West, dragons are fierce and dangerous. Compare these creatures in an installation of art featuring dragons from LACMA's collection and make your own composite animals, and then continue your journey and search for more of the beasties throughout LACMA's campus!
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that
span both history and geography and represent Los Angeles's uniquely diverse
population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin
American, European, and American art, as well as a contemporary museum on its campus.
With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists,
and an ongoing Transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through
which to view its rich encyclopedic collection.
Location and Contact: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles, CA,
90036 | 323 857-6000 | lacma.org
Hours as of July 1, 2012: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm; Friday: 11 am–8 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 10 am-7 pm; closed Wednesday
General Admission: Adults: $15; students 18+ with ID and senior citizens 62+: $10
Free General Admission: Members; children 17 and under; after 3 pm weekdays for L.A.
County residents; second Tuesday of every month; Target Free Holiday Mondays
Left: Noa Eshkol, Umbrella Flower, 1970s, Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, Holon, Israel
Center Left: Slimgum with Trumpeter Hugh Ragin
Center Right: Bolt, 2008, Directed by Byron Howard and Chris Williams