Bring your friends and family to LACMA this weekend for insightful tours, art workshops, and a special artist lecture! This Saturday, January 12 at 2 pm, join artist Barbara T. Smith, a frontrunner of feminist art and performance, for an intimate discussion on art that inspires her practice. As part of the Artists on Art series, Smith will select works from LACMA's Photography and Prints & Drawings collections and discuss how they relate to her own artistic practice. Smith has been an active participant of art movements in Southern California for over 50 years, working with a wide range of media—ranging from drawings, books, paintings, installations, videos, and performance—exploring themes on human nature, sexuality, nourishment, spirituality, and death, among other topics. She also co-founded the art space F-Space with Chris Burden and Nancy Buchanan.
Take advantage of the various free docent-led tours available at the museum this weekend. Join a tour of To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500–1800 on Friday, January 11 at 3 pm and Saturday, January 12 at 2 pm, and gain insight on Rome's history by exploring works from the museum's departments of Costume and Textiles, Decorative Arts and Design, Latin American Art, and Prints and Drawings, in addition to European Paintings and Sculpture. On Friday, January 11 at 2 pm and Saturday, January 12 at 3 pm, tour the entirety of Robert Rauschenberg's massive installation in Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile. If you'd like a more hands-on approach to Rauschenberg's work, attend Andell Family Sundays—Rauschenberg’s 1/4 Mile this Sunday, January 13 at 12:30 pm. You and your friends and family can learn more about mixed media and collage by adding to a 60-foot collaborative weaving and making mixed media prints in artist-led workshops. Also, don't miss a spectacular performance by cellist John Walz and pianist Edith Orloff this Sunday, January 13 at 6 pm at Sundays Live.