Come on down to Jazz at LACMA and lay out your picnic blankets as you groove to the jazz tunes of the Charles Owens Quintet. Owens is an L.A.-based jazz artist and a fearless virtuoso with his own distinctive musical voice. He’ll grace the stage with his crew tonight by Urban Light, filling the BP Grand Entrance with their rhythmic sounds.
Welcome a new, meditative Japanese exhibition this weekend. A Walk in Nature features nature as an ideal retreat for those needing tranquility. Explore paintings on scrolls and screens that span four centuries, each showing their appreciation and yearning for a meditative state. Immerse yourself in works by representational artists from the Maruyama, Rinpa, and Literati schools, as well as pieces heavily influenced by Chinese masterpieces.
Also on Saturday, lucky ticket-holders get to explore the world of tea. Culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejón and LACMA’s very own Mary Lenihan will lead a private tour through the museum’s permanent collection. Then, they’ll enjoy a tea service at Ray's, sampling different kinds of tea along with an array of pastries and other treats. If you didn’t get tickets for this in time, don’t worry! Sign up for our monthly Talks & Courses e-newsletter to stay in the know for next time!
Take a docent-led tour and gain more insight on the artworks. Discover more about American ceramics, decorative arts in Mughal India, and the storied history of the Dwan Gallery. All docent-led tours are free with general admission.