It is fitting that the Tim Burton exhibition will close its doors at midnight on the beloved director’s favorite holiday—Halloween. This weekend, we celebrate the closing of the exhibition with extended hours, great programs for families and adults, a free Vincent Price film marathon, and a Tim Burton–themed costume ball.
For all the night owls, we are keeping the exhibition open for thirty-eight hours straight from 10 am on Sunday all the way through midnight on Halloween. (UPDATE: A limited number of tickets for Monday 5 am to 9 am are still available for online purchase. All other times are SOLD OUT online.) We’ve also discounted admission on Monday morning to $10 before 9 am (that’s half off!), so make sure to reserve your tickets in advance, hop into your costume, and visit the exhibition during Halloween’s witching hours.
Besides checking out the exhibition, there will be lots for families to do on campus all weekend. On Saturday from noon to 2 pm, families can join an art workshop and performance in the park, where they create their own props, costumes, and instruments and then use them together in a fun All Hallows’ Eve–themed storytelling performance. Andell Family Sundays are Burton-themed this weekend too. Adults and kids can take part in an artist-led workshop to design costumes, make puppets, and put on a puppet show.
One of the great things about having the Tim Burton exhibition at LACMA is that it gave Tim Burton himself a chance to fill a gallery with items of his choosing from LACMA’s permanent collection. Burton Selects: From LACMA’s Collection is a great way to complement your visit to the exhibition. From Japanese art with ghosts and demons to Renaissance drawings, the works in this gallery speak to Burton’s wide artistic inspiration. Gallery educators will be in the Burton Selects gallery from noon to 4 pm on Saturday to lead conversations and answer questions about this eclectic mix of works. While you are on campus, make sure to wander around to our other eight exhibitions on view too.
Otto Dix, Illusion Art, 1922, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, © Otto Dix Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
The weekend celebration ramps up on Saturday night when the Muse Dead Man’s Ball takes over the LACMA campus. General admission tickets for the costume ball sold out yesterday, but there are still a few membership packages available--or listen to KROQ for your chance to win a pair. We will also be posting pictures of the festivities and all of the amazing costumes next week. If you are still looking for costume ideas, check out a slideshow from past costume balls.
On Sunday, we honor Tim Burton’s idol Vincent Price by showing six of Price’s films back-to-back, starting at 1 pm. Curator Britt Salvesen wrote about Burton’s relationship with Price in yesterday’s blog post. Tickets for all of the films in this series are free, so drop by for one or stay for all six.
Our shop, restaurant, and bar will all be open late this weekend so make sure to check out their updated hours and specials (like jack-o’-lantern soup!).