Oscar Santillan, slide from Afterword, 2014–15, the spirit of Nietzsche, courtesy of the artist, © Oscar Santillan, photo courtesy of the artist

This Weekend at LACMA

February 16, 2018
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

See A Universal History of Infamy one last time before it closes on Monday, February 19. Immerse yourself in the boundary-defying multimedia works of contemporary Latino and Latin American artists. Step into the sculpture garden Friday afternoon for a performance by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, based on a play by Guatemalan playwright Hugo Carrillo.

Learn more about LACMA's recent acquisitions in Hidden Narratives, opening Saturday. The featured artists communicate narratives in artistic mediums ranging from painting to sculpture, from film to mixed media, and through both abstract and figurative means. Explore works by Ken Price, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alexis Smith, and more. 

Stop by the Resnick Pavilion for a new carpet installation from 16th-century Iran. Carpet weaving evolved from a rural, nomadic craft to a national industry and acclaimed art form in the 16h century, as the first shahs of the Safavid dynasty established royal factories in cities such as Tabriz, Kashan, Kirman, and Isfahan. 

Make your way to Chris Burden's Urban Light as the sun starts to set. Thanks to the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 2018, all 309 incandescent light bulbs in the iconic sculpture were converted to LED light bulbs, resulting in approximately 90% in power savings for LACMA while also reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and other harmful pollutants.