This Weekend at LACMA: KCRW Pie Contest, Kienholz Panel, and More

September 16, 2011

Sunday is a big day at LACMA if you like pie. (And who doesn’t like pie?) LACMA is hosting the 3rd Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest. Kris Morningstar, executive chef at Ray’s, will join LA Weekly food writer Jonathan Gold and chefs from restaurants all over L.A. including Father’s Office, Hatfields’s, the Foundry, and others, to judge the pies baked by both amateurs and pros. There will also be free family art-making activities as part of our weekly Andell Family Sundays, and music supplied by KCRW DJ Anne Litt, among other activities. Get the full schedule for the day here (pdf).

Jo Ann Callis, Tigger and Apple Pie, 1980s, anonymous gift, Los Angeles, in honor of Robert Sobieszek

On the exhibition front, we have seven shows on view at the moment, plus eight smaller installations and the rest of our permanent collection, which fills a mere five buildings and encompasses art from every era and nearly every corner of the globe. So, yeah, there's a lot to choose from.

On Sunday in the Art Catalogues bookstore, artists Ed Bereal and Joe Lewis join Yael Lipschutz of the Noah Purifoy Foundation and philosopher/social scientist Marcus Raskin to talk about Edward Kienholz on the occasion of the exhibition of his provocative civil rights work, Five Car Stud, on view now.

End the weekend with a free concert from pianist Mark Robson, who will perform operatic transcriptions of Franz Liszt for our Sundays Live concert in the Bing Theater.

Scott Tennent