It's the new year: start it off on the right foot with a visit to LACMA. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy tours of our collection and select exhibitions including a look at the Renaissance rivalry between Florence and Venice artists, a survey of ceramics from Korea, a detailed walkthrough of See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, and an overview of one of our most popular galleries, the Art of the Pacific. For a complete listing of tour times, visit our online calendar. But of course, we always encourage you to chart your own path and discover for yourself exhibitions like Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film (closing February 2), David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscapes Videos, 2011 (closing January 20), and Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: The Golem and its Avatars.
On Sunday, the free guided tours continue with a detailed look at the imaginative Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic and a review of LACMA’s modern Mexican silver collection. Families will be pleased to find the return of Andell Family Sundays beginning at 12:30 pm. This month children and parents will explore the use photography and light in art. Later, at 4 pm, artist Kori Newkirk stops by Art Catalogues for a book signing and raffle to celebrate the launch of his latest book. Complete the weekend with the return of Sundays Live, this week featuring for the first time at the Bing Theater pianist Vadim Monastyrski. The concert begins at 6 pm and is free and open to the public. Welcome, 2014.