Installation photo of the exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), May 22, 2016–August 7, 2016

This Weekend at LACMA

July 8, 2016
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

This Saturday at LACMA, get an in-depth look at Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 with an introductory lecture that provides context to the history of men’s fashion. Follow the evolution of style from the opulent Macaroni of the 18th century, to the refined and exquisitely tailored suits worn by the 19th century dandy, to the colorful styles of 1960s London, and, finally, to the ultra-chic skinny suits worn today.

Also on Saturday, LACMA Local members will explore Royal Hawaiian Featherwork before taking a hula dance workshop taught by Lilinoe Kaio, a hula practitioner of over 35 years and the hula teacher of Halau o Lilinoe a me Na Pua Me Kealoha—a hula school based in Carson, California. All Locals will learn basic movements and one full song in the span of two hours. No professional dance experience is required! 

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Afro-Cuban Jazz Project on Saturday at Hancock Park. The group has performed at major venues and festivals all across the country and their album Lucumi is considered to be in the top 100 jazz recordings of all time. 

Dive deeper in the galleries with docent-led tours. Learn more about Agnes Martin’s restrained style and her deep conviction in the emotive and spiritual power of art. Witness the span of Robert Mapplethorpe's artistic practice, from early drawings and collages to iconic photographs. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and art with Japanese works from 3000 BC to the present.

And as we mentioned before, Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture will be fully open to the public this weekend! Enjoy Jazz at LACMA with a jazz-inspired cocktail from Stark Bar on Friday, while Urban Light glistens in the background.