Franz Marc, The Birth of Horses (Geburt der Pferde), 1913, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies

This Weekend at LACMA

October 20, 2017
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Take in the world of German abstraction before Form in Fragments closes on Sunday. German Expressionism was a movement that foregrounded representational approaches to art making. Artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were pioneers in this movement and abandoned the representation of objects, real or imagined, embracing instead the possibilities of line, shape, form, and color.

Join Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, and acclaimed author Walter Isaacson as they discuss new discoveries about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson’s book connects da Vinci’s art to his science and shows how his genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves.

While you’re here, make sure you visit the Resnick Pavilion for a new large-scale painting on view by artist Mark Bradford, 150 Portrait Tone, which was conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in July 2016. For more on this artwork, check out curator Jennifer King’s blog post.