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LACMA Public Programs

 

January 3, 2013



Talks and Courses

Exhibition Lecture: Caravaggio and Optics

Sunday, January 6 | 1 pm

Brown Auditorium | Free, no reservations

Roberta Lapucci, renowned Italian scholar and conservation expert, offers another perspective on the work and techniques of Caravaggio. How did he paint? What do scholars look for when examining his paintings? Lapucci has written extensively on such topics as the science of light and Caravaggio's working methods, particularly in the later years of his career.

Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking

Thursday, January 10 | 12:30 pm

BP Grand Entrance | Free with museum admission, no reservations

Join museum educator Mary Lenihan for a one-hour facilitated gallery discussion exploring LACMA's collection of European Baroque paintings.

Artist Conversation: Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen, and Ruben Ochoa

Sunday, January 13 | 2 pm

Brown Auditorium | Free with museum admission, no reservations

Join artists Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen, and Ruben Ochoa for a discussion of their work and the exhibition Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection. Jane McFadden, professor of art history at Art Center College of Art and Design, moderates.

Gallery Conversations

Sundays, January 13,19,20,26,27| 1 pm

BCAM and Ahmanson Building | Free with general admission, no reservations | Discussions between 1 pm and 4 pm

Drop by the modern and contemporary art galleries for informative and informal conversations about works of art with gallery educators. Please note the museum will not offer gallery conversations December through January 12, 2013.

Cur-ATE: Italian Art and Gastronomy

January 14, 15 | 6:30 pm

BP Grand Entrance | $90 members; $100 non-members | Price includes tour, dinner, and parking | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

Ray's and Stark Bar, along with Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites and LACMA, is bridging the gap between culinary arts and fine art.

[de]-lusions of Grandeur, a performance project by Liz Glynn

January 19, 20 | 12 pm

B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden | Free, no reservations

Los Angeles–based artist Liz Glynn will create a cycle of site-specific performances in response to monumental sculptures in LACMA’s collection.

House: Diane Keaton and D. J. Waldie

Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 7 pm

Bing Theater | Free, tickets required

Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie, writer and Los Angeles Times contributing editor, discuss House, their latest collaboration on architecture and interior design. House is a stunning volume that illustrates a compelling vision for contemporary domestic living.

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939

Wednesday, January 30 | 7 pm

Brown Auditorium | $20 general admission, $15 members, free for Decorative Arts and Design Council members and students with ID | Tickets: 323 857-6528 ordecartscouncil@lacma.org

Catherine Futter of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City discusses recent research that breaks new ground in its exploration of innovation in decorative arts.

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.

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

Pianist Peter Wittenberg and Violinist Wonny Bae

Sunday, January 6 | 6 pm

Performing Bach/Mendelssohn: Chaconneand Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D. 934

Fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk

Sunday, January 13 | 6 pm

Performing Mozart: Rondo inA minor, K. 511, and Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Opus 28 and Eroica Variations.

Duo Pianists Antoinette Perry and Neal Stulberg

Sunday, January 20 | 6 pm

Performing Mozart: Sonata in C major, K. 521, Schubert: Variations in A-flat, D. 813, and Grieg: Norwegian Dances.

This concert is sponsored by a generous grant from the Hind Foundation.

Chamber Ensembles from the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute

Sunday, January 27 | 6 pm

Performing selections from Dvořák: Piano Quintet, Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Opus 25, and Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8, Opus 110.

This concert is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation.

Film Programs

Series: Film Independent at LACMA

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and LACMA celebrate the launch of the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, presented by The New York Times.

Bing Theater | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

An Evening with Christopher Nolan

Tess

Tess

Saturday, January 5, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public. $5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members

1980/color/171 min./New DCP Restoration | Scr: Gerard Brach, John Brownjohn, Roman Polanski; dir: Roman Polanski; w/ Nastassja Kinski. A Pathé Restoration supervised by Roman Polanski, image restored by Éclair Group, audio restored by L.E. Diapason

HFPA Restorations

HFPA Restorations

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public. $5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members

Film Independent at LACMA pays tribute to the seventieth anniversary of the Golden Globes by honoring the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ongoing support of film preservation and restoration. This screening will be the first in a monthly series.

Spotlight on Frederick Wiseman

Spotlight on Frederick Wiseman

Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Program includes a conversation with Frederick Wiseman and a screening of Boxing Gym.

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public. $5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members

Boxing Gym 2010/color/91 min./HD

Director Frederick Wiseman, recipient of the 2012 Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, occupies a space in the world of documentary that’s both groundbreaking and still unique.

Live Read, directed by Jason Reitman

Live Read, directed by Jason Reitman

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$25 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $40 for the general public

$15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members | Limit two tickets per membership

The first 2013 installment of Jason Reitman’s acclaimed Live Read series will once again feature a surprise—and celebrated—cast reading the script of a seminal film on the Bing Theater stage.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 7:30 pm

In person: Gregory Crewdson and writer Jonathan Lethem.

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public

$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, The New York Times Film Club, and LACMA's Photographic Arts Council members

Screening co-presented by LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, with funds from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

2012/color/79 min. | Scr/dir: Ben Shapiro

Free Screening: No

Free Screening: No

Friday, January 25, 2013 | 7:30 pm

In person: director Pablo Larrain and cast member Gael Garcia Bernal

Tickets are free.

2012/color/118 min | Scr: Pedro Peirano; dir: Pablo Larrain; w/ Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antónia Zegers.

Tuesday Matinees

Every Tuesday in January, LACMA screens classic films from the Universal Pictures Library.

Bing Theater | $4 general admission; $2 seniors (62+) and LACMA members.

Christmas Holiday

Tuesday, January 8 | 1 pm

A New Orleans chanteuse recalls her troubled marriage to a violent wastrel.

It’s a Gift

Tuesday, January 15 | 1 pm

A disgruntled druggist sells his store to buy an orange grove in California.

Trouble in Paradise

Tuesday, January 22 | 1 pm

A love triangle ignites trouble between two jewel thieves and their intended victim.

Marnie

Tuesday, January 29 | 1 pm

A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.

Series: Bodies, Shadows and Stories: Cinema After Caravaggio

Bodies, Shadows and Stories: Cinema After Caravaggio

In conjunction with Caravaggio and His Legacy, LACMA is screening five features that show how the painter’s groundbreaking style resonates with filmmakers.

O Sangue (Blood)

Friday January 18, | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater | $10 for the general public; $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID; $5 LACMA Film Club members | Price includes both films on double-bill.

1989/b&w/95 min. | Scr/dir: Pedro Costa; w/ Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros

Confortorio

Friday January 18,| 9:15 pm

Bing Theater | Included with admission to O Sangue (Blood) | $5 for this film only

Confortorio

1992/color/84 min. | Scr: Simona Foa, Gianni Lazzaro, Giuseppe Cordoni, Paolo Benvenuti; dir: Paolo Benvenuti .; w/ Stefano Bambini, Lucia Bartalini, Marcello Bartolomei, Gianfranco Biagi

Caravaggio

Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 5 pm

Bing Theater | $5 general admission

Caravaggio

1986/color/93 min. | Scr/dir: Derek Jarman; w/ Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Garry Cooper, Dexter Fletcher, Spencer Leigh. Tilda Swinton, Nigel Davenport, Robbie Coltrane, Lol Coxhill

Mamma Roma

Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater | $10 for the general public; $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID; $5 LACMA Film Club members.

Mamma Roma

1962/b&w/110 min. | Scr/dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini; w/ Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini.

The Last Temptation of Christ

Sunday, January 20, 2013 | 1 pm

Bing Theater | Free admission

The Last Temptation of Christ

1988/color/164 min. | Scr: Paul Schrader; dir; Martin Scorsese; w/ Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie, Verna Bloom, Irving Kershner, John Lurie.

Series: Kaleidoscope World: The Kinetic Films of Len Lye

Kaleidoscope World: The Kinetic Films of Len Lye

In conjunction with the closing weekend of Drawing Surrealism, LACMA will showcase the colorful, trailblazing films of New Zealand’s Len Lye.

The Kinetic Films of Len Lye

The Kinetic Films of Len Lye

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater | Free admission

In conjunction with the closing weekend of Drawing Surrealism, LACMA will showcase the colorful, trailblazing films of New Zealand’s Len Lye.

Tusalavala 1929/b&w/7 min.

A Colour Box 1935/color/4 min.

Swinging the Lambeth Walk 1939/color/4 min.

Trade Tattoo 1937/color/4 min.

Rainbow Dance 1936/color/5 min.

Life’s Musical Minute 1953/color/2 min./16mm

[Station] Prime Time 1958/b&w/1 min./16mm

Life’s Musical Minute 1953/color/1 min./16mm

Color Cry 1952/color/4 min./16mm

Free Radicals 1958/b&w/5 min./16mm

All Souls Carnival 1957/color/12 min./16mm

Tal Farlow 1980/b&w/3 min./16mm

Particles in Space 1957/b&w/5 min./16mm

Other PUBLIC PROGRAMs

Andell Family Sundays—French Ceramics: Useful and Beautiful

January 6,13,20,27 | 12:30 pm

LA Times Central Court | Free, with museum admission | 12:30–3:30 pm

Check out lovely and useful French ceramics in the exhibition Daily Pleasures: French Ceramics from the MaryLou Boone Collection. Then make your own fancy-but-useful art projects.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

January 7,11,14,18,21,25,28 | 2 pm

Hammer Building, Level 2 | Free, no reservations

Target Free Holiday Mondays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 21 | 11 am

LACMA | *Free, general admission ticket required

*Does not include admission to Stanley Kubrick or Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy.

Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with bilingual tours, free programs, art-making activities, and live music by Ernie Andrews at 12:30 pm and 2:45 pm.


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