Livia Corona Benjamin, 47,547 Homes, 2009, courtesy of the artist and Parque Galeria, © 2009 Livia Corona Benjamin

This Weekend at LACMA

June 9, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

There’s a lot happening at LACMA this weekend to get you out of a June Gloom funk.

As the Friday sun starts to set, Grammy-nominated Bruce Babad takes the stage by Urban Light. Bruce is an alto saxophonist and the director of Jazz Studies at Fullerton College. His music can be heard on over 75 commercial recordings, jingles, movie soundtracks, and now, at our very own museum.

The third part of our special Korean Art Lecture Series takes place on Saturday. Art historian Charlotte Horlyck will explore beautiful green-glazed ceramics known as celadon from the kingdom of Goryeo. We will examine the factors that gave rise to this uniquely Korean art form and address how the objects were used and valued by the Goryeo elite.

At 1 pm on Saturday, join the artists featured in the new exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing in the Bing Theater. The artists will reflect on the ongoing place of home in contemporary art, public culture, and social relations. This talk is free, tickets required.

Home opens to the public on Sunday, June 11. This exhibition features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in this side of the hemisphere. Discover works from internationally known artists that explore a wide range of media and incorporate material from actual homes.

Bring your kids to a special book reading on Sunday by Kay Haring, the sister of iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Keith comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister. Join a reading by the author during Andell Family Sundays, followed by a book signing.

And, we’ve got some egg-citing news! We’re planning to bring an egg-shaped museum from Guatemala to LACMA. This “micro-museum” will travel over 3,000 miles through Guatemala, Mexico, and Southern California before opening to the public at LACMA on September 2017. We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate support for this groundbreaking project. Anyone, anywhere, can help make NuMu’s first international tour possible. Read more about it on Unframed.