Vase, cylinder (detail), Guatemala, 600–900, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost

This Weekend at LACMA

June 10, 2016

Enjoy the days of early summer at LACMA this weekend with free music, activities for kids, Agnes Martin’s sublime paintings, Robert Mapplethorpe’s powerful photographs, a survey of 300 years of men’s fashion, new perspectives on ancient Maya ceramics and Roman vessels, exquisite featherwork objects from Hawai'i, and much more.

Friday evening, gather at the BP Grand Entrance at 6 pm for the latest concert in our summer-long Jazz at LACMA series, now in its 25th season. Guitarist extraordinaire Peter Sprague has toured the world with such legends as Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes, while his latest recording, Dream Walkin', was named the best jazz album of 2015 by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Free and open to the public!

Saturday, artist Rosanne Kleinerman leads a one-day art-making workshop focusing on collage: participants will draw inspiration from the museum’s collection and use a variety of materials to create their own mixed-media collage paintings. You are welcome to bring special mementos to add to your artworks. Reserve your ticket and meet at the L.A. Times Central Court at 1 pm.

At 5 pm, head outside to Hancock Park, where our Latin Sounds summer music series continues with a free public performance by SambaDá. Based on the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá references salsa and cumbia and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Members of LACMA Local will meet up to hang out and experience the concert as a group! 

Sunday, join us at 12:30 pm on the Zev Yaroslavksy Plaza for an artist-led workshop geared toward kids and families, inspired by the Agnes Martin exhibition. Andell Family Sundays are weekly family events featuring friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on artwork on view.   

The Capitol Ensemble visits LACMA for our ongoing free Sundays Live music series at 6 pm in the Bing Theater. Noted for being “richly upholstered and well-balanced,” the Capitol Ensemble includes some of Los Angeles’s finest instrumentalists. They’ll be performing Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465, Dissonance, and Schumann: Piano Quintet, Opus 44.

Our tours this weekend include Art of Korea at 2 pm and European Art at 3 pm on Saturday, and Art of India at 2 pm and America’s Artistic Heritage at 3 pm on Sunday, among many others. Come learn about art and have fun!