Pavilion for Japanese Art, photo by Katie Antonsson

This Weekend at LACMA

January 1, 2016
Katie Antonsson, USC Annenberg Journalism Fellow

Usher in the new year with a trip to LACMA! This weekend features tours of the permanent collection, highlights of the museum’s history, and a last look at outgoing exhibitions.

Start off Friday afternoon with a tour of LACMA’s European Art collection, beginning at 2 pm. This exploration of the museum’s permanent European collection will focus on 17th-century Dutch painting, French and Italian Baroque works, and French 19th-century painting. On Saturday, follow along with a tour detailing the architecture and art of LACMA. Learn about the origins of Renzo Piano’s BCAM and Resnick Pavilion, as well as Bruce Goff’s Pavilion for Japanese Art at the east end of campus. The tour begins at 12 pm and meets near the Hammer Building Ticket Office. Sunday morning at 11 am, take a tour of New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 before the exhibition closes on January 18.

Don’t forget to stop by Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada before it closes on Sunday, January 3! Sharing Level 3 of BCAM with Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Noah Purifoy is a comprehensive examination of the artist’s junked sculptures and collages, seeking to shed light on a critical artist of postwar American Art. A final tour of Noah Purifoy will meet at 1 pm on Sunday. Hop over to the next gallery in BCAM to get a look at part two of Diana Thater, complete with five of her more recent works. Part one of Diana Thater is on the first floor of the Art of the Americas Building.

Continue to enjoy extended hours all weekend! The museum will be open from 9 am until 8 pm through January 3.