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This Weekend at LACMA

April 8, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Earlier this year, artists Matt Shaw and Will Trossell of ScanLAB Projects traveled to the Yosemite Valley and used terrestrial 3D scanners to replicate the early photographic expeditions of Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams. More than 150 scans of the landscape were captured using a “camera of the future.” Peek into ScanLAB’s traveling SUV parked at the Zen Yaroslavsky Plaza and peer into a 3D landscape of the Yosemite Valley. ScanLAB is an Art + Technology Lab grant recipient, sponsored by Hyundai. For more on this project, read our last post on Unframed.

On Sunday, explore the work of Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi and bring your family to Andell Family Sundays. Create your own poster inspired by Kiyoshi’s bold, psychedelic designs with new techniques taught by LACMA’s education team. Andell Family Sundays are free with general admission, and feature a different theme each month based on LACMA’s exhibitions.

Also on Sunday, join artist Fiona Connor as she presents found photographs of John McLaughlin. Connor discovered photographs that show McLaughlin’s clean, geometric paintings placed in the context of a cluttered backyard. Fascinated by this juxtaposition, she continued to research how the artworks relate to the site of their creation. Connor will present her reflections on these photographs in BCAM, Level 3.

Later that night, step into the Bing Theater for an evening of classical music. Pianist Abbey Simon will perform songs by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel. Simon is a New Yorker by birth, but trained at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was accepted by Joseph Hofmann when he was 11 years old. 

Please note: due to construction of the Purple Line Extension, there will be a full closure of Wilshire Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to Spaulding Avenue from Friday, April 7, at 8 pm through Monday, April 10, at 6 am. LACMA is open during Metro construction, and parking will remain available at the parking lot on Spaulding Avenue (accessible northbound on Spaulding) as well as the Pritzker Parking Garage, located on Sixth Street, just east of Fairfax Avenue.