Did you know there was a book made to accompany the exhibition Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici? Explore the making of the exhibition, including stories of four curators journeying around the world to find the perfect artworks from churches, convents, public institutions, and private collections. After you get your copy, make sure to visit the exhibition at LACMA, on view through March 18.
Opening this weekend, Wu Bin: Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone focuses on the most extraordinary painting of a stone ever created in China. In ancient times, strange and marvelous stones were valued for their beauty and as reflections of the hidden structures underlying the universe. Discover a new perspective on stones in the exhibition and in your everyday life.
If you’ve ever wondered about the history of LACMA’s Bing Theater, watch a screening of Mapa Teatro’s Project 24, which picks apart archival materials from the Bing, including a curtain, seats, documents, and more. The screening is free, open to the public, and is showing at—you guessed it—the Bing Theater.
Learn about the gender of Japanism in the Thirtieth Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art. Japanism is the emulation of Japan in the West and is often gendered feminine. This lecture approaches Japanism from a different perspective and challenges gender norms within the term.