Kean Etro for Etro, Ensemble (detail), Fall/Winter 2014–15, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Etro

This Weekend at LACMA

April 8, 2016
Katie Antonsson, USC Annenberg Journalism Fellow

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 opens this weekend, so prep with a discussion of fashion journalism on Friday at 7:30 pm in the Bing Theater. Fashion journalist Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion jouralist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, will discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA's senior curator and department head of costume and textiles.

On Sunday, follow up and welcome Reigning Men, to the LACMA campus! A survey of 300 years of mens' fashion, Reinging Men presents and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of "fashion" with "femininity." This collection provides illuminating connections between history and high fashion through the years, tracing cultural influences over the centuries and manifesting in 200 looks on display. The show will remain on view until August 21.

Saturday afternoon, join the conversation with Pedro Friedeberg, an iconic figure in Mexican art. His prints, paintings, sculpture, and furniture tap into fantastical and surreal worlds, deeply imbued with mysticism. Joined by Dr. Terri Geis of the Pomona College Museum of Art, Friedeberg will discuss his work as well as the art and architectural scene of twentieth-century Mexico. The conversation begins at 2 pm in the Brown Auditorium.

A new set of classes kicks off this weekend, with plenty of options for kids and adults alike. Children's offerings include: Exploring Art Elements on Saturday at 10 am, People in Art on Saturday at 12:30 pm, Natural Painting and Geometric Shape on Sunday at 10 am, Art in Nature on Sunday at 1 pm, and Abstract Painting Lab for Teens on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Adults can still participate in Drawing What You See on Sunday at 10 am.

Sundays Live features pianist Einav Yarden, performing Beethoven: Bagatelles, Opus 33; William Bolcom: Nine Bagatelles; Schumann, Kinderszenen, Opus 15; and Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Opus 110. The Washington Post has praised her "imagination and exceptionally vivid playing...tempered by gentleness and quiet grace." Her performance begins at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.

Tours this weekend include Modern Art on Friday at 3 pm, European Art on Saturday at 3 pm, and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium on Sunday at 2:30 pm.