Stamp with Carved Geometric Design, 1–1600, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Muñoz Kramer Collection, gift of Camilla Chandler Frost and Stephen and Claudia Muñoz-Kramer

This Weekend at LACMA

January 8, 2016
Katie Antonsson, USC Annenberg Journalism Fellow

Come step out of the rain this weekend with plenty of tours and events all around LACMA's campus. Friday afternoon at 3 pm, explore the museum's modern art collection with a tour of the Ahmanson galleries. On Saturday, shift gears to learn about LACMA's Ancient Colombia: A Journey Through the Cauca Valley exhibition in the Art of the Americas building at 2:30 pm. The exhibition traces the 16th century journey of Pedro Cizea de Léon after his landing on the north shore of Colombia in 1533 and exploration of the Cauca River Valley.

Sunday morning, join the celebration as the high school photographers from MacArthur/Lafayette Park graduate from the Frederic Roberts Photography Workshop. The intensive workshop is a week-long photography program taught by world-class teachers. The students showcase their final works from the program in this graduation ceremony, so stop by the Brown Auditorium and the Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper to join the fun. The program starts at 11 am and will conclude at 1:30 pm.

Andell Family Sundays this weekend features an immersive experience with Diana Thater's work from Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination. Families can explore Thater's work in the galleries and in installation workshops. The program begins at 12:30 pm.

Sunday afternoon, stop in the Bing Theater for a screening of Ralf Kirsten's Käthe Kollwitz—Images of a Life (1986). At age 47, and well into her career, Kollwitz was abroad when her youngest son volunteered to join the Germany army in WWI and was killed two weeks later. His death dramatically changed the tone of her art, and her political leanings shifted to those of a radical pacifist. After signing a petition against the Nazis, Kollwitz was excluded from the Academy of Arts, and died at the age of 78 before the conclusion of WWII. Kirsten's portrait of Kollwitz uses the artist's unpublished letters and diaries in order to piece them together into a larger story of her life. The screening begins at 1 pm.

For Sundays Live, the Capitol Ensemble returns to LACMA for a performance of Antonin Dvorak: Sextet and other works. The Ensemble dedicates itself to a performance of a range of styles, from the baroque to the contemporary. Their performance begins at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.