Take a guided tour this weekend at LACMA and learn more about your favorite artworks and exhibitions.
Painted in Mexico features intricate large-scale paintings from 18th-century Mexico. The exhibition’s over 100 works will make a lasting contribution to our understanding of Mexican painting in particular and transatlantic artistic connections in the 18th century in general.
Look closely at the Ardabil Carpet and discover meaningful symbols woven into the artwork, including these words by the famous Persian poet Hafez: "I have no refuge in this world other than your threshold, My head has no resting place other than this doorway.” For more on the Ardabil Carpet, read our latest post on Unframed.
Did you know the palm trees at LACMA are parts of an artwork? Robert Irwin's Primal Palm Garden is made up of a hundred palms, cycads, and tree ferns planted in the Kelly and Robert Day Garden. The palm garden, in its use of “primal” varieties, is a nod to the nearby La Brea Tar Pits and its ice age discoveries.