Get the ball rolling on your weekend plans with two new presentations at LACMA. Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s is the first museum presentation of the artist’s drawings in over 40 years. A significant figure in the L.A. contemporary art scene, Moses’s influence can be seen in the sister exhibit, Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s. Members see it free and first, before it opens to the public on Sunday, during Member Preview days on Friday and Saturday.
Jazz at LACMA, beginning at 6 pm on Friday, John B. Williams Quintet stars bassist and bandleader John B. Williams paying tribute to his mentor Horace Silver at the weekly, free concert series. Later, Every Secret Thing, based on Laura Lippman’s mystery novel, screens at 8 pm in the Bing Theater. More Film Independent at LACMA happens on Saturday with a free members-only screening of Bessie at 7:30 pm. Advanced tickets for both films are no longer available.
Family Day at LACMA’s off-site gallery, located at Charles White Elementary School in MacArthur Park, invites people of all ages to experience Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future from noon to 4:30 pm. This open house allows an opportunity to explore the special exhibition and to experiment with a variety of painting techniques through a hands-on project. Back on campus, the popular Japanese Tea Ceremonies continue on Saturday and Sunday, at noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Standby lines form 20 minutes before each free session demonstrating the act of preparing and receiving a bowl of tea.
Museum members can participate in Art 101: Creating LACMA’s Collection, a lecture on LACMA’s major benefactors and works donated. This special event begins early at 9:30 am on Saturday and is free for Individual-level LACMA members and above. Learn more about the collection at a free docent-led tour taking place throughout the weekend, such as American Decorative Arts, a 50-minute exploration on Saturday at 2 pm.
Finally, celebrate mom on Sunday with a museum outing. Andell Family Sundays at 12:30 pm is a perfect way to create and play as a family. For those (much) older tots, stop by the the talk with artist Paul McCarthy at Art Catalogues at 4 pm. End it all on a good note with a performance by the Chamber Ensembles from the Young Musicians Foundation during Sundays Live at 6 pm.