Scowen & Co., Entrance to the [Palace Complex Housing] Buddhist Temple, Kandy (detail), c. 1880–90, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck 

This Weekend at LACMA

December 7, 2018
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend at LACMA, explore our newest exhibition, The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka, on view through June 23, 2019. LACMA curators Bindu Gude and Robert Brown present a comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art. The exhibition includes 240 objects that span two millennia, from a 12th-century sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva to a contemporary monumental sculpture by the artists Lewis deSoto. Referred to in Indian literature as the "jeweled isle," Sri Lanka is famed for its precious gems. Showcased in the exhibition are a variety of different mediums, including vintage photographs, watercolors, sculptures, and, of course, plenty of dazzling jewels that provide insights into the Island's rich history and culture.

If you have never been to LACMA before or know of someone who has not visited yet, then take advantage of First-time Fridays, this Friday, December 7, at 5 pm. First-timers get special perks at the LACMA Store, LACMA Café, and C+M. Just make sure to mention it's your first time at LACMA at one of our Ticket Offices.

On Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm, the Artist on Art series at LACMA presents a special talk with Los Angeles based photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Sepuya will choose artwork from the Photography and Prints and Drawings collection at LACMA's Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper, where he will discuss how they relate to his own art practice. Then on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 pm, LACMA presents the Thirty-first Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art, where Kristopher W. Kersey, UCLA's assistant professor in the Department of Art History, will lecture on the Japanese Folding Fan in the Hands of Modernity. On Sunday, December at 6 pm, don't miss Pianists Svetlana Smolina and Christopher O'Riley for Sundays Live.

Lastly, this weekend is your last chance to visit On-Site: Vincent Price Art Museum, where you can enjoy two LACMA exhibitions, featuring the museum’s rich collection of Egyptian art and a recent donation of works by Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky. Passing through the Underworld: Egyptian Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Mariana Yampolsky: Photographs from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are on view through Saturday, December 8.