El Rey (King), 600-650, Maya, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala, Guatemala City, photo © Ricky Lopez

This Weekend at LACMA

September 8, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

You’re in for a treat this Friday night at LACMA. The four-time Grammy-award winning musician Lalo Schifrin will receive the 9th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award on the stage by Urban Light. Schifrin’s worked with legendary artists such as Xavier Cougat and Dizzy Gillespie, and has worked on many films including Mission Impossible, Cool Hand Luke, and Dirty Harry. Come celebrate Lala Schifrin with us as we dance the night away to live jazz music.

Don’t miss your chance to see Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971 before it closes on Sunday. This exhibition reexamines one of the most important galleries of the postwar period and its dealer, Virginia Dwan. Explore the history of the leading Los Angeles gallery through paintings, sculpture, films, and drawings by a wide range of artists including Edward Kienholz, Yves Klein, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Get an inside look at the Dwan Gallery in East Coast, West Coast on Saturday afternoon. Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, takes a look at the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. Discover the history of the Dwan Gallery as a negotiator of two distinct but converging art cultures.

Watch a special film screening of Out of the Maya Tombs on Saturday night In conjunction with Ancient Bodies. The film explores the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of ancient Maya art. The story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, scholars, dealers, and curators. For each, these works have a different value and meaning.