This Weekend at LACMA: Glenn Ligon Opens, Tim Burton Panel & Extended Hours, California Wine & Design, and More

October 21, 2011

Glenn Ligon: AMERICA is open now to members, and opens to the public this Sunday. The exhibition gathers twenty-five years' worth of works by the artist, known for work that explores race, sexuality, representation and language.

Glenn Ligon, Untitled (I Am a Man), 1988, collection of the artist, courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles, © Glenn Ligon, photograph by Ronald Amstutz

There are only ten days left before Tim Burton closes. Ten days! Have you seen it yet? What’s stopping you? Here’s some encouragement: tonight many of Burton’s closest collaborators will be on hand for a panel discussion about bringing Burton’s world to life. Composer Danny Elfman, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and art director Rick Heinrichs will talk with Museum of Modern Art film curator Ron Magliozzi, who organized the exhibition. This will be followed by a spectacular 70mm screening of Edward Scissorhands.

Additionally, to accommodate demand, we are offering extended hours for Tim Burton this weekend: it will open at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, and will also remain open until 9 pm on Saturday. (The rest of the museum will stick to its regular hours.) Families—Sunday might be a great day to come so you can take part in the Tim Burton-themed Andell Family Sunday activities. No matter when you come, buying advance tickets is strongly recommended.  

Installation View, Tim Burton

Also happening tonight, the Tamir Hendelman Trio performs for free during Jazz at LACMA. Make it a date by having dinner or drinks at Ray’s and Stark Bar.  

Speaking of drinks, Saturday night offers a fun and unique way to see our current California Design exhibition with our popular Art of Wine series. Take a guided tour of the show, followed by a history of the growth of winemaking in California during the same time period. Five California wines will be available for tasting.

Richard Neutra, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, 1946. Photo by Julius Shulman, 1947, © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10)

As mentioned earlier this week on Unframed, artist Ken Gonzales-Day will  give a free talk in the Art Catalogues bookstore about Edward Kienholz’s Five Car Stud and the larger topic of race and whiteness in sculpture. He’ll also be signing copies of his new book, Profiled, published by LACMA.

Finally, close out the weekend with the music of Franz Liszt, as performed by pianist In Young Huh for our free Sundays Live concert series.

Scott Tennent