Take a trip to the Eternal City this weekend at LACMA with the arrival of our newest exhibition, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500–1800, opening on Sunday, June 24, with exclusive Member Previews through Saturday, June 23. Assembled from LACMA's permanent collection, this marvelous exhibition consisting of 130 objects across a wide range of media asserts the importance of Rome as a source of inspiration to artists and audiences interfacing in a variety of contexts from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Learn more about how the artworks were moved from the galleries in the Ahmanson Building to the Resnick Pavilion on Unframed.
Also celebrating another collection area this weekend is the spectacular special event Korean Inspiration: A Night of Art and Exploration, on Saturday, June 23, at 7 pm. This event, free and open to the public, features LACMA's permanent collection of Korean art, one of the largest in the United States, consisting of beautiful ceramics and Buddhist art, as well as the first solo show of a Korean American artist at LACMA, Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn. Delight in a fashion show highlighting traditional and contemporary Korean clothing, brush painting and printmaking workshops, complimentary Korean tea and sweets, and more! Learn more about the event on Unframed.
Lastly, LACMA's summer concert series continues to run strong as Jeff Littleton, one of the most versatile and in-demand bassist, takes the Jazz at LACMA stage on Friday, June 22 at 6 pm. And on Saturday, June 23 at 5 pm, Latin Sounds introduces Dayren Santamaria and her all-star Afro-Cuban jazz band, Made in Cuba. Don't miss out!