If you happen to be in and about L.A. this weekend, you should come see LACMA's newest show, Rauschenberg: In and About L.A., opening this Saturday, August 11. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the tremendous impact Los Angeles had in developing the acclaimed artist Robert Rauschenberg's creative output. Rauschenberg collaborated with L.A. printshops Gemini G.E.L. and Styria Studios in the late '60s and early '70s, was an active participant of LACMA's very own Art and Technology program, and extensively photographed Los Angeles for his two projects In + Out City Limits and LA Uncovered. Come visit works that draw inspiration from our city!
Also, don't forget to bring your popcorn and catch the remaining classic films in the 3D: Double Vision Film Series, presented by LACMA and the American Cinematheque in conjunction with the exhibition 3D: Double Vision. This weekend, the Aero Theatre will screen in 3D House of Wax and The Mad Magician on Friday at 7:30 pm, Man in the Dark and Inferno on Saturday at 7:30 pm, Creature from the Black Lagoon on Sunday at 3 pm, and Dial M for Murder at 7:30 pm.
This Friday evening, if you have friends or family who have not visited their county museum yet, bring them over to for First-time Fridays for free entry for L.A. County residents after 3 pm, special discounts, a gift, and more! Then stick around for Jazz at LACMA at 6 pm for a mesmerizing performance by Keschia Potter Band, which has been touring with reputable artists like Beyoncé, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Hudson. On Saturday, August 11, at 5 pm, the music keeps playing with Latin Sounds's Latin jazz ensemble Mongorama. Then on Sunday, August 12 at 6 pm at Sundays Live, listen to the arresting harmonies of harpist Cristina Montes Mateo, who has played recitals for the King of Spain and the President of the U.N. General Assembly.
Lastly, bring the kids over for Andell Family Sundays—Printmaking in Italy on Sunday, August 12, at 12:30 pm where they can learn simple printmaking techniques in artist-led workshops and explore The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy.