Installation view, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, April 10–August 21, 2016, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Weekend at LACMA

May 20, 2016

Jazz at LACMA’s 25th season continues this Friday with the Tamir Hendelman Trio. Led by award-winning jazz pianist Hendelman, the trio explores standards, Brazilian music, blues, and Hendelman's Israeli roots. The concert is free and open to the public, and starts at 6 pm at the BP Grand Entrance.

On Saturday, LACMA members are invited to preview Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i in the Resnick Pavilion. For centuries on the Hawaiian Islands, vividly colored feathers were valuable cultural resources used to create spectacular, handmade garments that proclaimed the status of their owners. Don’t miss the chance to see over 70 extremely rare 18th–19th-century featherwork capes, cloaks, headdresses, and leis rarely exhibited outside Hawai‘i. 

Also on Saturday, we’re hosting the Sixth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress—Reigning Men: Three Hundred Years of Menswear. In this one-day event, beginning at the Bing Theater at 10 am, special guest speakers and LACMA curators will examine historic and contemporary menswear, the zoot suit, avant-garde fashion designers, and Gregory Peck’s close ties with London’s Savile Row.

On Sunday, kids and their families can meet up at the L.A. Times Central Court at 12:30 pm for Andell Family Sundays—Fancy Pants, and create fashion-inspired paper accessories in an artist-led workshop. 

At 2 pm, head to the Bing Theater for a free talk by Christina Hellmich, curator in charge of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, in conjunction with the Royal Featherwork exhibition. 

Sunday ends with a free Sundays Live performance at 6 pm in the Bing Theater by the Colburn School Honors Chamber Ensembles, with works to be announced. 

Free tours this weekend include Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 at 11 am, Modern Art at 2 pm, and European Art at 3 pm on Saturday; and Agnes Martin at 1 pm, Art of Japan at 2 pm, and Modern and Contemporary Art at 3 pm on Sunday.