Katsushika Hokusai, Tago Beach near Ejiri on the Tōkaidō, c. 1830–33, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Barbara S. Bowman

This Weekend at LACMA

April 22, 2016
Katie Antonsson, USC Annenberg Journalism Fellow

Jazz at LACMA opens its 25th anniversary season with jazz legend Les McCann & Friends. Recipient of the LACMA/LA Jazz Society 2010 "LA Jazz Treasure Award," McCann has recorded more than 50 albums as a leader and collaborated with greats such as Eddie Harris, Gerald Wilson, Ben Webster, and Stanley Turrentine. McCann is best known for his platinum-selling 1969 single "Compared to What." The performance begins at 6 pm on Friday night in the BP Grand Entrance. Bring a picnic, bring your friends, and celebrate the return of Jazz at LACMA!

Sunday, welcome latest special exhibition Agnes Martin. The first retrospective of Martin's work since 1994, this exhibition covers the full range of her work—from her early multimedia experiments to her famous grids and striped canvases. Her style, though restrained, showcases her faith in the expressive power of art as she hoped to instill every painting with "beauty, innocence, and happiness." Come visit the exhibition on the third floor of BCAM.

The Colburn Youth Orchestra, conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy, returns to LACMA for Sundays Live. The 70-member Colburn Youth Orchestra is composed of students ages 13 and above, focusing on classic symphonic works as well as newly commissioned works. The performance begins at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.

Families can participate in Andell Family Sundays this weekend, starting at 12:30 pm, featuring artist-led workshops and gallery tours based on special exhibitions and LACMA's permanent collection. This week, discover how Japanese printmakers used poetry in their works in the special exhibition Living for the Moment: Japanese Prints from the Barbara S. Bowman Collection

Tours this weekend include Art of Japan on Friday at 2 pm, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 on Saturday at 11 am, and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium on Sunday at 2:30 pm.