Image courtesy of W. Kamau Bell

This Weekend at LACMA

April 14, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Friday night, join sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell for a special viewing of the new CNN series The United Shades of America. Bell explores subcultures across the country and focuses on many diverse and colorful definitions of America. In the first episode, “Immigrants & Refugees,” discover the extraordinary stories of ambitious immigrants to the U.S., as well as those who have escaped to it seeking a safer life.

On Saturday, LACMA Local members will get together for a special tour led by LACMA’s docents. They’ll explore how artists throughout history have used their artwork to give voice to and provoke dialogue about critical issues such as racism, class, gender, war, freedom, human dignity, ecology, and consumerism.

Walk through John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction one last time before it closes on Sunday. Celebrated as the “most important postwar artist you don't know” by The Los Angeles Times, this exhibition features geometric paintings that provoke contemplation and a greater understanding of one’s relationship to nature.

Opening on Sunday, Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause presents a remarkable body of work born in the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Don’t miss the Saudi Arabian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. For a closer look, join the artist in an upcoming conversation Tuesday night in the Bing Theater.