Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, from the series Listen, 2011, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Farhang Foundation, Fine Arts Council, and an anonymous donor, © Newsha Tavakolian

This Weekend at LACMA

October 21, 2016
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Get into the Halloween spirit on Friday night with a special screening of Guillermo del Toro’s feature film Cronos. His frightening take on the vampire myth drew early admirers and established del Toro’s ability to bend genre and create sympathetic, complex monsters. Cronos might be a vampire movie, but del Toro purposely avoids many tropes associated with the genre. The movie’s focus is on loss, addiction, family relationships, and the passage of time—even immortality doesn’t allow one to turn back the clock. This screening is part of a film program in conjunction with special exhibition Guillermo del ToroGet your tickets today. 

On Saturday, discover the future of the workplace with Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats and Gensler principal and studio director Elizabeth Brink. Keats has converted the Art + Technology Lab into a model office that conceptually explores the neuroscientific future of workplace optimization.

At 2 pm, watch two iconic experimental films of the 1960s that address the expansive landscapes of the ocean and the desert in unexpected ways through sound and vision. The screenings will be followed by a conversation between Jane McFadden and James Nisbet, two of the leading scholars of De Maria’s artwork, and moderated by Jennifer King, LACMA’s associate curator of contemporary projects.

Don’t miss your chance to see the exhibition Islamic Art Now, Part 2 before it closes on Sunday. In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. 

Also on Sunday, check out a film, book signing, and discussion with Iranian Artist Ali Akbar. A noted painter, book illustrator, animator, and sculptor, Ali Akbar Sadeghi has been active for over 60 years, yet he remains little known outside of Iran. The event is free and open to the public.