Consider this “Celebrity Weekend” at LACMA. In addition to yesterday’s sold-out visit by Steve Martin, we’ve got a star-studded few days ahead of us. First, a new exhibition opens—Larry Fink: Hollywood, 2000–2009. The show, on view starting Sunday in the Resnick Pavilion, features photographs Fink took while documenting the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party over the last decade. As the images make clear, the photographs are not remotely the work of a paparazzo, nor of a photojournalist or portraitist.
Speaking of celebrities, our tribute to Jane Fonda also begins this weekend. Tonight the series kicks off with They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and the nuclear paranoia of The China Syndrome. The series continues on Saturday with the cult classic Barbarella followed by the Vietnam drama Coming Home. (On Monday, Jane Fonda will be here in person preceding a screening of Klute; the event is sold out, but there will be a standby line so you can take your chances—no guarantees—if you like.)
We have a couple of talks worth your while this weekend: Saturday afternoon author Bram Djikstra will give a free lecture on the topic of his latest book, Naked: The Nude in America. On Sunday, artist Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves will be at Art Catalogues to talk about their collaboration which inspired the book Ode to Happiness. Both events are free.
Finally, Sunday evening concludes with a performance by the UCLA Virtuosi, performing works by Zeisll and Brahms as part of our free Sundays Live concert series.