Opening this weekend, New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 ventures into a country’s tumultuous transformation to reveal startling images exploring gender, sexuality, industry, commerce, and modern city life. Members receive early access Friday and Saturday to the exhibition, before it opens to the public on Sunday. To mark the opening, Saturday’s talk, Realism and Modernism: Concerning the International Context of New Objectivity, welcomes a panel of scholars from around the country to discuss the exhibition’s themes. The talk begins at 1 pm and is free to the public.
In the Bing Theater, LACMA Film Club members are invited to a screening of The Walk 3D (a limited number of tickets will be available at the door) at 7:30 pm Friday. Later in the weekend, cellist Andrew Shulman and pianist Robert Thies perform at Sundays Live. If you like your music with a good helping of sultriness and style, enjoy Sylvia Brooks’s performance at Jazz at LACMA on Friday at 6 pm.
Tours this weekend include a quick look at Paul Cézanne on Saturday at 1 pm and an hour-long survey of the Art of the Americas gallery on Sunday at noon. Bring the kids on Sunday for Andell Family Sundays’ new project “Architecture is Art” starting at 12:30 pm. And, around the galleries, take a peek at The Magic Medium for 150 years of photos full of illusions and Japanese Paintings: Celebrating LACMA’s 50th Anniversary, featuring highlights that have shaped the character of our collection.