Tonight's screening of Pan's Labyrinth continues LACMA’s special film program in conjunction with the exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters. The film tells the story of Ophelia, a girl whose love of fairy tales is contrasted with the harsh reality that surrounds her. After moving in with her pregnant mother and sadistic stepfather, Ophelia is led by a fairy to an ancient labyrinth, where a mysterious faun tells her she’s the reincarnation of the underworld’s lost princess. Visually sumptuous and both delicate and brutal, Pan's Labyrinth shows a child insisting on the freedom to choose in a world darkened by fascism. For tickets, visit the Ticket Office.
On Saturday, please note that LACMA will close early. The Resnick Pavilion, BCAM, Ray’s and Stark Bar, and the BP Grand Entrance Ticket Office will close at 1 pm. The rest of the museum will close at 3 pm. Last timed entry for Guillermo del Toro will be 1:30 pm. The Pritzker Parking Garage on Sixth Street will be closed all day. Please park in the lot located at Spaulding Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
Welcome the new exhibiton L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists this Sunday. Since LACMA’s establishment, living artists have played an instrumental role in understanding the museum’s encyclopedic collection through a contemporary lens. Featuring over 60 gifts, the exhibition includes additions to the collection by John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Tacita Dean, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Brenna Youngblood, and more. This exhibition marks the culmination of LACMA’s 50th anniversary year, one that began with historic gifts to the museum represented in 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary.
On Sunday, view films from the Veterans Make Movies program, a series of workshops designed by LACMA and the Los Angeles Public Library that teaches veterans how to capture their unique perspectives in film. At 1 pm, enjoy a screening followed by a ceremony and interview with veteran and television writer Norman Lear. The event is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the event, the Study Center will show works by veterans from LACMA’s permanent collection.