Surprise! There's a new pop-up exhibition opening this weekend at LACMA! This Saturday, visit the Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper for a special permanent collection installation of selections from the Stephen Reinstein Bequest, on view through September 23. The works highlight an extraordinary recent acquisition to LACMA's permanent collection. Amassed over several years, this generous gift from local collector Stephen Reinstein represents over 100 artworks by 70 artists. My personal favorite, Andy Warhol, Artist, New York City, August 20, 1969 by photographer Richard Avedon, documenting Warhol's surgical scars after being shot by Valerie Solanas, will be on view among 24 other amazing works.
Bring the kids over to the Boone Children's Gallery located in the back of the Hammer Building, on Level 2, where they can explore the art of brush painting for free. All ages are welcome and no prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff are here to introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors can sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends. It's also a great opportunity to sign your kids up for Arts for NexGen LACMA, a free youth membership for anyone 17 years and younger. As NexGen members, kids and teens can make the museum a regular part of their lives, visit for free anytime, and bring one adult guest for free admission.
Another great activity for the youngsters is bringing them to Andell Family Sundays, this Sunday, September 16, at 12:30 pm. The whole family can participate in free artist-led workshops inspired by LACMA’s installation of art from various Pacific Islands and join award-winning teachers from Hula Halau 'o Lilinoe for a hula workshop where they can learn hula dance and song.
For more music, this Friday, September 14, at 6 pm don't miss trumpeter Theo Croker's dynamic performance flavored with organic funk, soul, and groove-oriented hip-hop at Jazz at LACMA. On Sunday, September 16, at 6 pm, Sundays Live presents violinist Yueun Kim and pianist Sung Chang as they perform beautiful renditions of Beethoven's work.
Lastly, this Sunday, September 16, is the last day to visit The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy. For this first major presentation of the subject in the United States, some 100 rare chiaroscuro woodcuts are brought together alongside related drawings, engravings, and sculpture, displaying exquisite designs, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color. The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the remarkable art of the chiaroscuro woodcut, so don't miss the opportunity to see these works first-hand.