Say goodbye to 2013 this final weekend of the year at LACMA. On Friday and Saturday take advantage of extended holiday hours as the west side of campus (Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the Resnick Pavilion) stays open late until 10 pm. That means more time to see favorites like James Turrell: A Retrospective and Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic (both require special tickets) and others you may have not gotten around to yet, like Agnès Varda in Californialand and David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscapes Videos, 2011. Keep in mind, on Fridays L.A. County residents receive free general admission after 3 pm.
Throughout the weekend guests are invited to free, docent-lead tours of our permanent collection and select exhibitions. Friday at 1 pm, take a stroll in the sculpture garden to learn about French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his works and, later at 3 pm, tour the American art galleries, one of LACMA’s strongest collections. On Saturday at noon take a 50-minute tour of the exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, featuring photos from the inception of the medium and highlighting hundreds of works from hundreds of artists. Lastly, Sunday offers even more tours, with focused 20 minute tours of urban landscapes at 1:30 pm and an overview of the lush Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Here’s to a great new year.