Welcome the season of summer this weekend at LACMA!
Grab a blanket and get yourself a bottle of wine from Stark Bar tonight for a perfect summer picnic. Clayton Cameron is Friday night's special Jazz at LACMA performer. Clayton has worked with legends like Frank Sinatra, BIllie Joel, and Sting, and is definitely becoming a legend himself.
On Saturday, head on over to Hancock Park for Latin Sounds! Peruvian artist Ciro Hurtado brings life to his music through stories that illustrate the cultural and social happenings in the world. It’s a perfect time for the annual Soul Train reunion! Every year, dancers from the iconic music-dance show Soul Train get together at Latin Sounds and groove the night away. Don’t miss your chance to get down this Saturday.
While you’re at the museum, don’t forget to check out the art on view.
Home—So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in this side of the hemisphere. Discover works from internationally known artists that explore a wide range of media and incorporate material from actual homes.
Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause features the work of a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, whose artwork was transformed by the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Don’t miss his first solo exhibition in the United States, which includes large-scale paintings that feature geometric designs, floral arabesques, and other canons of Islamic art.
Also, check out our first Kickstarter campaign to support art’s 3,000-mile journey across borders. We’re bringing an egg-shaped museum from Guatemala to LACMA! With your help, this “micro-museum” will travel through Guatemala, Mexico, and Southern California before opening to the public at LACMA in September. Anyone, anywhere, can help turn the egg's roadtrip plan into a reality.