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LACMA Public Programs: September 2013


August 29, 2013

Talks & Courses

KCRW’s 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest

Saturday, September 7 | 2 pm

Hancock Park | 2–4 pm | Tickets required for entering pies and pie tasting.

KCRW's Fifth Annual Good Food Pie Contest returns to LACMA. This fun-filled day of pie hosts LA’s top chefs and food critics, including Good Food’s own Evan Kleiman, as they judge pies submitted by bakers across Southern California.Show off your baking style! Wear your apron to LACMA during the day and get free admission into the galleries.

Cur-ATE: The Kitchen Garden

September 9, 10 | 6:30 pm

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

Discover the importance of kitchen gardens in Europe and America while exploring European and American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries at LACMA with food and art historian Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites. Learn about artists and others who were key figures in gardening history while participating in an informal discussion focusing on shifting culinary trends through the centuries.

Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking—Southeast Asian Art

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 12:30 pm

BP Grand Entrance | Free with museum admission, no reservations

Join artist and educator Jennifer Reid to explore South and Southeast Asian art in LACMA’s galleries. This talk looks at the special installation Pinaree Sanpitak:

Gallery Tour: Luba Art, Culture, and Cosmology

Saturday, September 14 | 10 am

Hammer Building, Level 3 l Free, tickets required | Tickets: 323-857-6010 or reserve online

Join exhibition curator, Dr. Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and Curator of African Art at LACMA, and Dr. Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, California State University, Northridge, who emanates from a Luba royal family. Dr. Nkulu-N’Sengha will offer insight into Luba concepts of personhood, royalty, and the principle of “a good heart” as the pillar of Luba thought and existence.

Sunday, September 15 | 2 pm

Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

Christopher Hawthorne, the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, is at work on a book about the relationship of American architecture of the last half-century to the natural world. Hawthorne explores how the architecture of the LACMA campus fits into that history, from the 1965 William Pereira design to the new proposal by Peter Zumthor.

Tour: Luba Masterworks

Saturday, September 28 | 10 am

Hammer Building, Level 3 | SOLD OUT!

Co-curators of Shapng Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, Curator and Head of the Division of Ethnography, Royal Museum for Central Africa, and Polly Roberts, UCLA Professor of World Arts and Cultures and Consulting Curator for African Art at LACMA, will discuss the exhibition at LACMA and their collaboration.

MUSIC Programs

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

L.A. Jazz Treasure Award: Johnny Mandel

Friday, September 6 | 6 pm

LACMA and the Los Angeles Jazz Society present the 5th annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award to composer, arranger, and big band leader Johnny Mandel.

Michael Session Sextet

Friday, September 13 | 6 pm

Michael Session returns to LACMA with his all-star sextet. “Session remains a dominant soloist, blessed with vivid musical imagination, A-Line technique, and an apparent passion to construct heart stopping thrill rides on the saxophone,” writes critic Rex Butters.

Alan Pasqua

Friday, September 20 | 6 pm

Grammy nominated pianist and composer Alan Pasqua began his career as part of the Tony Williams Band along with guitarist Allan Holdsworth. He has played and recorded with Jack Dejohnette, Gary Burton, Michael Brecker, Stanley Clarke, Joe Williams, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

Dwight Trible

Friday, September 27 | 6 pm

Vocalist Dwight Trible combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills. He has worked with such notables as Oscar Brown Jr., Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Childs, Kenny Burrell, Harry Belafonte, Billy Higgins, and Kamau Daaood.

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 In Young Huh and Cellist Austin Huntington

Sunday, September 8 | 6 pm

Performing works to be announced.

Salastina Music Society

Sunday, September 15 | 6 pm

Performing works by Prokofiev, Burdern, Handel, Cavaterra, and Gardel.

Violinist Wonny Bae and Pianist Peter Wittenberg

Sunday, September 22 | 6 pm

Performing Grieg: Sonata no 2 in G major, Opus 13, and Schnittke: Violin Sonata No. 1.

Capitol Ensemble

Sunday, September 29 | 6 pm

Performing Schubert: Quintet in A major, D.667, Trout.

Film Programs

Light of the Valley Screening

Tuesday, September 17 | 7 pm

Bing Theater | Free, tickets required | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or reserve online

Light of the Valley: Renewing the Sacred Art and Traditions of Svayambhu documents the inspiring story of the 15th renovation of the Swayambhu Stupa—located in Kathmandu, Nepal—which is recognized as one of the most important stupas in the Buddhist world.

Series: Film Independent at LACMA

Film Independent–the nonprofit 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.

Free Screening: Enough Said

Monday, September 16, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater

Tickets are free. | Limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets.

2013/color/93 minutes/DCP | Screenwriter and director: Nicole Holofcener; with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Tavi Gevinson, Ben Falcone, Tracey Fairaway, Eve Hewson

The newest comedy from writer-director Nicole Holofcener.

The Mack—40th-Anniversary Screening

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Bing Theater | Includes conversation with director Michael Campus.

$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and The New York Times Film Club members. | Limit two tickets per membership.

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

1973/color/110 minutes/Scope/35mm | Screenwriter Robert J. Poole; Director: Michael Campus; with Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed, Roger E. Mosley, Dick Anthony Williams, Juanita Moore

In this screening, we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this notable film.

Tuesday Matinees

Every Tuesday, LACMA screens a Hollywood classic on 35mm.

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

The Mob

Tuesday, September 10 | 1 pm

1951, 87 minutes, black and white, 35 mm | Written by William Bowers; directed by Robert Parrish; with Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett

A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover.

Twentieth Century

Tuesday, September 17 | 1 pm

1934, 91 minutes, black and white, 35 mm | Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur; directed by Howard Hawks; with John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.

Cat Ballou

Tuesday, September 24 | 1 pm

1965, 97 minutes, color, 35 mm | Written by Walter Newman and Frank R. Pierson; directed by Elliot Silverstein; with Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

A prim schoolteacher turns outlaw queen when the railroad steals her land.


Andell Family Sundays—Sculptural Hammocks

September 8, 15, 22, 29 | 12:30 pm

LA Times Central Court | Free, with museum admission

Check out Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging By A Thread to see contemporary hammocks woven out of a traditional Thai cloth. Be inspired to create your own textile art in family art workshops.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

September 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 | 2 pm

Hammer Building, Level 2 | Free, no reservations

Join Boone Children's Gallery staff for story time in the Korean art galleries every Monday and Friday at 2 pm.

Art + Film Lab: Oral History Drop-Ins

September 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 | 5 pm

Drop-in Hours:

• Fridays and Saturdays: 5-7 pm

• Sundays: September 15 and 29: 12:30–4 pm

We invite you to create a living, breathing portrait of yourself and loved ones through our video oral history project. Feel free to bring a friend or family member.

Off-Site: Opening-Night Celebration

Friday, September 13, 2013 | 6 pm

Charles White Park | Free, no reservations | Open House from 6–8 pm | Live music starts at 7 pm | Screening starts at sunset, around 8 pm | The Art + Film Lab is located at Charles White Park at 77 Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001, on the corner of Ventura Street and Fair Oaks Avenue

Art + Film Lab: Free Outdoor Films

Le Havre

Friday, September 13, 2013 | 8 pm

2011, 93 minutes, Rated PG, Unrated | Dir. Aki Kaurismäki, w/ André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel Shoeshiner Marcel Max protects a young African refugee, Idrissa, from authorities who attempt to deport him.

Mildred Pierce

Friday, September 20, 2013 | 8 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena | Free, no reservations

1945, 111 minutes, black and white | Dir. Michael Curtiz; w/ Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

In an Academy Award–winning turn, Joan Crawford plays Mildred Pierce, a woman who transforms herself from waitress to successful restaurateur-entrepreneur to win her selfish daughter a place in society.

Police Story

Saturday, September 21, 2013 | 8 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena | Free, no reservations

1985, 90 minutes, Rated PG-13 | Dir. by Jackie Chan; w/ Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin

Virtuous cop Kevin, played by Jackie Chan, upgrades his career when he single-handedly captures one of Hong Kong's biggest drug lords.

Akeelah and the Bee

Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 8 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena | Free, no reservations

2006, 112 minutes, Rated PG | Dir. by Doug Atchison; w/ Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, and Angela Bassett

Art + Film Lab: Workshops

Mini Docs

September 21 | 12–3 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena| Free, sign-ups will be available 30 minutes before each workshop.

Share how you see the world! Use your unique perspective to document things you find interesting.


September 22 | 12 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena| Free, sign-ups will be available 30 minutes before each workshop.

The visual image is a huge part of film language. How do you get a moving or still image to capture what you’re feeling?


Saturday, September 28 | 12 pm

Charles White Park, Altadena| Free, sign-ups will be available 30 minutes before each workshop.

What’s the sound of your neighborhood? Arm yourself with recorders to explore the soundscape of your environment, then share it with fellow sound makers.


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