Enjoy Guillermo del Toro movies this weekend at LACMA! On Friday night, step into the Bing Theater for a screening of Hellboy. Discover a fantastic world where the cigar-smoking, phantasm-smoking Hellboy works for Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense and seeks justice against Armageddon-minded demons.
Continue your del Toro immersion with a screening of Hellboy II: The Golden Army the next evening. Del Toro includes more of his distinctive fantastical creation, including several intricate monsters more akin to those in Pan's Labyrinth than to typical action-movie villains. In the end, the film touches on one of del Toro’s favorite themes: confronting your past and choosing your future.
On Saturday morning, the sold-out Gallery Course: Jungendstil and Art Nouveau will include a behind-the-scenes look and private tour of Apostles of Nature: Jugendstil and Art Nouveau. The exhibition brings together objects from across LACMA’s collections, including prints, posters, books, decorative arts, and textiles, with a strong focus on Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau's greatest French designer, and works by artists associated with the highly influential Wiener Werkstätte. Didn’t get your tickets in time? Sign up for our eblast to stay informed of LACMA’s upcoming talks and courses.
Kick off November with the first installment of Andell Family Sundays—Famously Printed in L.A. Imagine inviting world-famous artists, such as David Hockney, Jasper Johns, or Robert Rauschenberg, to create work in your studio. For 50 years, renowned Los Angeles print workshop Gemini G.E.L. has worked with those and many other artists to create extraordinary fine art prints. Tour the exhibition with your kids and see the bright colorful world of printmaking. Then, learn printmaking techniques and create your own masterpieces in artist-led workshops.
Celebrate the 202nd birthday of saxophone creator Adolphe Sax this Sunday night in the Bing Theater. The Encore Saxophone Quartet is one of L.A.’s premier ensembles and their repertoire spans original compositions and arrangements that bridge styles from classical to modern jazz.