Fereydoun Ave, Untitled, from the series Rostam in Late Summer—Revisited, 2009, Mohammaed Afkhami Foundation, Switzerland, © Fereydoun Ave, photo courtesy of Janet Rady Fine Art

LACMA Is Closed Today

July 4, 2018

LACMA is closed on Wednesdays, but we have a roundup of art-related links for your reading and viewing pleasure. 

Have you seen In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art? Check out this video of Gordafarid, the first female Naqqal (or Iranian epic storyteller) presented tales behind some of the art in the exhibition, and read about how this show came together in this Unframed post by exhibition curator Linda Komaroff.

Learn more about the extensive study of the materials, conservation, and preservation of Italian Renaissance chiaroscuro woodcuts in this video, which highlights the conservation treatment of Antonio da Trento's Martyrdom of Two Saints, which entered LACMA's collection in 2012. Next time you're at the museum, visit The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy to view these magnificent works in person. Learn more about this exhibition in this Unframed post written by the exhibition curator, Naoko Takahatake.

A small but wonderful exhibition in the Ahmanson Building is Hidden Narratives: Recent Acquisitions of Postwar Art, which brings together a selection of recent acquisitions from LACMA's growing collection of modern and contemporary art. Check out this video walkthrough with the exhibition curator Katia Zavistovski and learn more about these works.

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