After nearly eight months of awe and intrigue, Stanley Kubrick leaves LACMA at the end of June. It’s been quite the crowd-pleaser and we've been celebrating the final days of this exhibition throughout the museum.
The Kubrick and Co. film series—screenings of Kubrick classics paired with works of the same ilk—carries on with A Clockwork Orange and Privilege on Friday night. The future is not what we anticipated, with malevolent governments and violent, roving gangs terrorizing citizens in these two feature films about dystopian worlds of tomorrow. Purchase tickets for both movies online or at the Ticket Office.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 pm in the Bing Theater, we honor the music of Kubrick’s films, and those of Hans Richter, in the the final installment of the 2013 season of Art & Music. Featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, this ode to Stanley Kubrick and Hans Richter: Encounters has the New York City-based group, led by 2012 MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, playing live renditions of the soundtracks to film clips from the two famed directors. Additionally, ICE will do a live accompaniment to the film adaption of Eight Songs for a Mad King. This show is an L.A. Times Critic’s Pick and tickets are still available.
Pan out (way out!) from Kubrick on the Miracle Mile and you’ll come across the second week of LACMA9 Redlands Art + Film Lab, at the University of Redlands. Visit this mobile lab and participate in free art and film workshops, an oral history project, and free outdoor film screenings through July 7. This weekend you can catch Stand and Deliver, starring Edward James Olmos as an East L.A. high school teacher who inspires a group of students with no ambitions to learn calculus and take control of their future. Saturday night brings to the big (outdoor) screen The Last Picture Show, a Hollywood classic depicting a group of high school students coming of age in a small and crumbling west Texas town after World War II. Visit the Redlands Art + Film Lab anytime after noon to explore all it has to offer.
Back at the museum, our customary fare of free, live music starts Friday night at 6 pm, with the Billy Childs Quartet performing at Jazz at LACMA. Pianist and bandleader Billy Childs has won multiple Grammy Awards and played with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Saturday evening at 5 pm you’ll find Grammy-nominated Imaginacion performing in Hancock Park, LACMA’s backyard, during this week’s installment of Latin Sounds. Then, at Sundays Live, on Sunday, pianist Daniel Schlosberg performs works from Beethoven and Brahms in the Bing Theater. All of these concerts are free to the public and do not require reservations.
Around the museum, you can discover contemporary art from James Turrell, the luminary from the 1960s and 70s Southern California Light and Space movement. Reservations in advance are strongly recommended as capacity for this new exhibition is very limited. For more contemporary art walk through Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It, LACMA’s addition to Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. The paint on the models in our Peter Zumthor exhibition are still barely dry—see the exhibition for a glimpse of his proposed plan for LACMA's future. In the Hammer Building, view Masterpieces from the National Museum of Korea for artwork from the Josean Dynasty. Lastly, in the Art of the Americas Building, Compass for Surveyors: 19th Century American Landscapes features all of the nineteenth century American landscapes paintings from LACMA’s collection.