Take some time this weekend to visit three of the museum's latest exhibitions: Islamic Art Now, Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa, and The Seductive Line: Eroticism in Early Twentieth-Century Germany and Austria. In the Ahmanson Building, Level 4, Islamic Art Now, Part 2 features approximately 31 works by artists from Iran, the Arab world, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Northwest Africa. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods.
Senses of Time showcases six works by five leading contemporary artists of Africa, exploring the concept of time and how we relate to it. Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are both embodied and expressed. The exhibition is in the Hammer Building, Level 3.
The Seductive Line features more than 50 works on paper exploring eroticism and interpersonal experience in early twentieth–century Germany and Austria. More than mere sensationalism, many of these works convey often conflicting feelings toward desire, love, women, and the human body in the public art world and in private collections. Visit the exhibition in the Ahmanson Building, Level 2.
Sundays Live features pianist Alexandria Le, performing Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D minor and Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. As both an accomplished solo pianist and collaborator, Le's work has led her to engage a range of audiences. The show begins at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.
Tours this weekend include America's Artistic Heritage at 3 pm on Friday, 17th Century Dutch Art at 3 pm on Saturday, and the Art of China at 3 pm on Sunday. Families can enjoy the Boone Children's Gallery all weekend long, programming beginning at 11 am on Friday and 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, with a special Andell Family Sundays event featuring the works of Auguste Rodin and Liz Glynn.