This Weekend at LACMA: Monterey Park Art + Film Lab Begins, Free Screenings and Concerts, Dozens of Exhibitions on View, and More!

January 10, 2014

No matter which way you slice it, LACMA covers a lot of real estate. This weekend visit us at home or on the road with the start of the Monterey Park Art + Film Lab at East Los Angeles College. The fourth site of the LACMA9 Art + Film Lab project, the mobile art space kicks off five weekends of free programming with an Opening-Night Celebration on Friday. From 6 to 8 pm the public is invited to get an inside peek into the lab, enjoy live music, and then see a screening of Searching for Sugarman. Later in the weekend share your story during Oral History Drop-ins, which will ultimately be compiled to depict the collective consciousness of the city.

On our twenty acre campus, the Bing Theater hosts a couple of events including a free screening of the sketch comedy show Kroll Show on Friday at 7:30 pm. See the first two episodes of the sophomore season followed by a conversation with creator and star Nick Kroll. On Sunday, Sundays Live presents resident group The Capitol Ensemble at 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Just across the courtyard from the Bing, visitors on Sunday will encounter the weekly installment of Andell Family Sundays, this month tinkering with photography. Around the same time on Sunday visit the Hammer Building and check out the 20 minute docent-led tour of Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa or a little later join in on a 50 minute tour of our Korean Art collection. For a complete listing of free, guided tours happening daily visit our online calendar.

Ángel Corona Villa, film still from Dias de otoño, directed by Robert Gavaldón, 1962, © Gabriel Figueroa Flores Archive Ángel Corona Villa, film still from Dias de otoño, directed by Robert Gavaldón, 1962, © Gabriel Figueroa Flores Archive

Lastly, a quick survey of the surrounding buildings will reveal gems like Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film in the Art of the Americas, Four Abstract Classicists in the Ahmanson, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic and See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection in the Resnick Pavilion, and Agnès Varda in Californialand in BCAM (and there are even more exhibitions to unearth). One more thing—on Monday come out to a special talk with internationally acclaimed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and editor in chief of W Magazine Stefano Tonchi at 6 pm (presented in conjunction with the neighboring exhibition Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress). Plot out your weekend plans now.

Roberto Ayala