Tommy Nutter, Ensemble (detail), 1983, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Tommy Nutter

This Weekend at LACMA

July 22, 2016
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Whip out those bowties, suspenders, A-line dresses, and flapper pearls for tonight’s special DAPPER DAY + Jazz at LACMA celebration. Bring Reigning Men to life by dressing up in your own dapper styles. Explore the galleries through fashion-focused tours before setting up your picnic blankets for retro band Sasha’s Bloc. For tips and tricks to prep for DAPPER DAY + Jazz at LACMA, check out our tips or FAQ page.

LACMA Local members will put their game faces on for an after-hours (and art-inspired) bingo night on Saturday, where they’ll play the classic game with a twist that honors the artist Edgar Degas. Locals will shout “DEGAS!” as they hit their bingo marks, learn some trivia about the artist, and enjoy a special L’Absinthe cocktail from Stark Bar. The lucky winners will take home LACMA merch and tickets to Rain Room. Not a LACMA Local member? It’s not too late to join in on the fun!

Celebrate another legendary artist and welcome the new exhibition Picasso and His Printers. Picasso’s experiments with countless printmaking techniques fueled his creative energy and were critical to his exploration of graphic art. This exhibition showcases his phenomenal collaborations with printers, most notably Roger Lacourière, Fernand Mourlot, and Hidalgo Arnéra. See how Picasso pressed the boundaries of each print medium in the Ahmanson Building. 

Leaving us on Sunday is The Seductive Line: Eroticism in Early Twentieth-Century Germany and Austria. Presenting more than 50 works on paper, the exhibition highlights efforts to visualize the fragility of subjectivity and interpersonal experience through erotic subject matter. Far from offering mere titillation, many of the works telegraph conflicted feelings toward sexual desire, treating it as thrillingly liberating while also a source of anxiety, danger, and even disgust. 

For some family fun on Sunday, bring your kids to Andell Family Sundays and make your own spectacular featherwork pieces or dance hula in the Royal Hawaiian Featherwork-inspired workshop. Royalty in Hawai'i wore intricate handmade cloaks, capes, and leis for spiritual protection and to proclaim their identity and status. With Andell Family Sundays, you'll explore the gallery, make art, and create timeless memories with your family!