This weekend at LACMA, welcome the new exhibition Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time on Sunday, December 4. Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera were friends and fierce competitors. This new landmark exhibition traces moments of intersection between the legendary artists over six decades—from their shared pursuits in Cubism to their separate sources of inspiration in Greek and Roman antiquity and ancient American arts. On view in BCAM, Level 2, this exhibition requires a special exhibition ticket.
Don’t miss your chance to see Alternative Dreams before it closes on Sunday. This landmark exhibition opens a window to a turbulent and creative era in Chinese art. Reacting to the fall of the Ming dynasty, artists used painting, calligraphy, and poetry to forge new identities in the midst of radical social change. Alternative Dreams on view in the Resnick Pavilion.
Join filmmaker Arthur Jafa and Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation at Art Catalogues on Sunday, December 4. The inspiration for this encounter is Jafa's series, Notebooks, 1990–2007—three-ring binders which he has filled with clipped images to create filmic montages, or, in his words, “markers that track my thoughts, my interests.” Reception and book signing to follow.
Also on Sunday, make your way to the Brown Auditorium for a free lecture on Japanese art. The 29th Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture will feature a presentation by Tomoko Sakomura, associate professor of art history from Swarthmore College. This talk will explore how inscribing classical poetry became a means of self-fashioning and how screens of classical verse functioned as homages to the past and promotions for the present.
Close out your weekend with The Colburn Youth Orchestra in the Bing Theater on Sunday Night. The orchestra’s talented members range from 13 to 18 years of age, and are selected through competitive auditions. Enjoy symphonic literature, commissioned works, and special arrangements, with director Maxim Eshkenazy.