There's something to be thankful for this weekend at LACMA—a brand-new exhibition! Outliers and American Vanguard Art opens this Sunday, November 18, with exclusive Member Previews through Saturday, November 17. The exhibition is the first to explore the intersection of avant-garde artists and outliers in American art history, exemplifying how their interchanges ushered in new paradigms based on inclusion, integration, and assimilation. The show includes over 250 works by more than 80 self-taught and trained artists such as Henry Darger, Sam Doyle, William Edmondson, Lonnie Holley, Greer Lankton, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Matt Mullican, Horace Pippin, Martín Ramírez, Betye Saar, Judith Scott, Charles Sheeler, Cindy Sherman, Bill Traylor, and Kara Walker. On its opening day at 1 pm, Lynne Cooke, senior curator of special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and artist Stephen Prina will engage in a lively conversation, discussing issues raised around the exhibition, notably the question of inclusion in museums and cultural institutions today as well as in the past. The exhibition will be on view from November 18, 2018 through March 17, 2019 in BCAM, Level 2.
On Saturday, at 9:30 am, Art 101—3D: Double Vision offers members get a special opportunity to listen to 3D: Double Vision curator Britt Salvesen talk about the history of 3D and the challenges of presenting it in a museum setting. Not a member? Join now to attend events like this, see exclusive exhibition previews, and take advantage of upcoming Member Shopping Days!
On Saturday at 2 pm, join Mimbres—Then & Now, where Cochiti artist Diego Romero will discuss his thirty years as a 21st-century purveyor of Mimbres traditions in conjunction with Decoding Mimbres Painting: Ancient Ceramics of the American Southwest. Collected by museums like the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Romero’s work encompasses modern pueblo life and autobiographical content with exquisitely painted imagery on delicate hand-coiled pottery. Romero's pottery and prints will be available for purchase in the LACMA Store.
Music-wise, don't miss the second-to-last Jazz at LACMA performance on Friday, November 16, at 6 pm by the triple threat talent Katie Thiroux, who is garnering considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions. Then on Sunday at 6 pm, the New York City-based modular chamber ensemble Decoda takes the Sundays Live stage.