Installation photograph, Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 16, 2017–February 04, 2018, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Weekend at LACMA

February 2, 2018
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend is one for last chances. If you're a picture lover, archaeology buff, or fans of meditation, be sure to check out one of the exhibitions closing on Sunday, February 4.

Discover works by Sarah Charlesworth that inspire today’s increasingly image-saturated culture. Charlesworth was a highly influential artist who aligned closely with a group of artists known as the Pictures Generation. These artists were concerned with how life is governed by pictures, specifically as we experience them in newspapers, magazines, television, and film. In a recent Unframed post, assistant curator Eve Schillo interviewed the artist's former students, proving that Charlesworth's legacy lives on. 

Don't miss Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines. Back in 2006, archaeologists discovered a masonry tomb chamber in the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka’, Petén, Guatemala. The tomb contained the remains of a ruler of the city and a rich array of 23 funerary objects thoughtfully arranged to tell a story as one collective scene. 

Stroll through the Pavilion for Japanese Art and discover new perspectives on the complexities of different atmospheres. There are about 50 words for rain in the Japanese language, along with a multitude of words to describe snow, mist, and fog. Get lost in the works of artist Ikezaki Yoshio, who makes his own paper applied with his ki (energy) to reveal the natural forces within the elements of different atmospheres.

Also in the Pavilion, examine elegant inlays in decorative Japanese sword fittings and small vessels. Zoom in on the hyper-detailed craftwork in the exhibition Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry.