Jazz at LACMA enters June on Friday with a performance by Phil Ranelin & Tribe Renaissance—learn more about this jazz legend on our blog, then listen to his trombone sounds in person as you sip a cold cocktail from Stark Bar. All Jazz at LACMA concerts are free and open to the public, and begin at 6 pm at the BP Grand Entrance.
Later on, at 7:30, head to the Bing Theater, where LACMA will be screening Paint It Black, adapted from the eponymous novel by Janet Fitch and directed by Amber Tamblyn. The screening is held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Film Festival and includes a conversation with the filmmakers. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door beginning at 5:30 pm.
While our Saturday morning tea party event, The Art of Tea: From Asia to Europe in a Cup, is sold out, you can still expand your knowledge with a free talk on Agnes Martin at 2 pm in the Brown Theater, where writer and art historian Nancy Princenthal, author of Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art, will discuss the visionary artist’s formative experiences and extraordinary life story.
Saturday evening brings music from our summer Latin Sounds series: gather in Hancock Park at 5 pm for Dayren Santamaria & Made in Cuba. Cuban-born violinist Santamaria has traveled the world performing her unique blend of Cuban folkloric music, classical, jazz, R&B, and salsa. Free and open to the public!
On Sunday, we welcome kids and their families to Andell Family Sundays—Mesmerizing Abstraction: Agnes Martin. Meet at 12:30 pm at the North Piazza to explore how Martin used simple grids on her abstract canvases to produce mesmerizing artworks—then make your own inspired art in an artist-led workshop.
The UCLA Philharmonia, with Neal Stulberg conducting, performs Sunday as part of the Sundays Live series with a free concert at 6 pm at the Bing Theater. The UCLA Philharmona is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, while Stulberg consistently garners international acclaim for performances of clarity, insight, and conviction.
While you’re here, check out our most recently opened exhibitions, covering four very different eras and cultures: Revealing Creation: The Science and Art of Ancient Maya Ceramics, Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths Through Modernity, Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i, and The Stowe Vase: From Ancient Art to Additive Manufacturing!