Star Shoes (detail), 2017, courtesy Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul

This Weekend at LACMA

October 12, 2018
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend at LACMA, take center stage on Saturday, October 13 at 3:30 pm and join us for a very special free screening of Los Angeles-based filmmaker and photographer Alex Prager's La Grande Sortie at the Bing Theater. Prager has gained acclaim for her talent in making the ordinary appear extraordinary. In her short film, La Grand Sortie, Prager was commissioned by the Paris Opera to tell the story of a prima ballerina and the result is undeniably a masterpiece. Shot in Ópera Bastille, the film follows a ballerina's struggle with stage fright and, in turn, its effect on the audience. Set to the score of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," the film manifests into a surreal event that touches on the universal anxiety around performing that we are all familiar with. After the screening, stick around for a free and intimate conversation with the artist and LACMA's CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan at 4 pm in Art Catalogues, where they will discuss the film and her first monograph Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

On Sunday, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, bring your family and friends over to Andell Family Sundays—3D: Come See It! where you can take your visit to 3D: Double Vision to the next dimension by participating in free art activities and create your own  multidimensional masterpieces.

On Friday at 6 pm, bring your picnic basket and a nice bottle of wine, select the perfect spot to lounge on Robert Irwin's Primal Palm Garden, and listen to some amazing music at Jazz at LACMA with a riveting performance by pianist and composer Josh Nelson. Then on Sunday at 6 pm, Sundays Live presents pianist Angie Zhang, the youngest person in the history of Juilliard to hold teaching fellowships and assistantships concurrently in the pre-college, college, and evening divisions.