Installation photograph, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 22, 2015–April 17, 2016, © Diana Thater, photo © Fredrik Nilsen

This Weekend at LACMA

March 4, 2016
Katie Antonsson, USC Annenberg Journalism Fellow

Saturday afternoon, join Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats for a presentation of prototypes for his upcoming project, Superego Suits. Keats will discuss how he is experimenting with neuroscience and clothing using mechanical and pneumatic interventions. The talk begins at 1 pm in the Art + Technology Lab. Learn more about Keats's work on Unframed.

In celebration of Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, guitarist and composer Kaki King will perform her "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body" solo concert on Saturday night. This multimedia performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an artistic element beyond music. The performance is a part of the Art and Music series, beginning at 7:30 pm in the Bing Theater.

On Sunday morning, join the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at 11 am. Art and Feminism is a campaign for improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. With fewer than 10% of Wikipedia's editors identifying as female, the content of the site is skewed, so edit-a-thons seek to close that gap, one event at a time. Beginners and experts alike are welcome; training for new Wikipedia editors will be offered at noon and 2 pm. Bring your laptop and any reference material you'd like to use.

Join a special gallery reading on Saturday afternoon with American writer, producer, actor, and director Joe Mantegna, who will be reading contemporary Italian author Gabriele Tinti's "Hercules." The event will take place in the galleries, near an ancient Roman statue of Hercules himself, and Tinti will be in attendance. Tinti's work often features pieces inspired by ancient works of art from distinguished museums in Europe and the United States. The reading begins at 3 pm on Level 3 of the Ahmanson Building.

Sundays Live brings the Capitol Ensemble back to the Bing Theater, performing Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898. 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.

Tours this weekend include 20th Century Latin American Art on Friday at 2 pm, Frank Gehry on Saturday at 11 am, and America's Artistic Heritage on Sunday at 2 pm.