As this rainy weather is finally coming to an end, let LACMA be your silver lining this weekend! Join us on Monday, January 21 for Target Free Holiday Monday—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Made possible by Target, the museum is offering free admission all day long to visitors of all ages, including two musical performances at 12:30 and 2:45 pm by Dream Phases. Initiated by songwriter Brandon Graham, Dream Phases's music ranges from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk.
This weekend, come visit LACMA's newest exhibition Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora, opening this Sunday, January 20, with exclusive member previews through Saturday, January 19. The video installation is based on unknown American artist Flora Mayo, who had a love affair with the acclaimed Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti in 1920s Paris. Hubbard and Birchler were inspired by Flora's story and created this video work that blends documentary, reconstruction, and reenactment. Also on view is Bust, inspired by a photograph showing Mayo and Giacometti flanking a no-longer-extant portrait bust she made of him. On Saturday, January 19 at 1 pm, join the artists of the film installation along with Stephanie Barron, LACMA's senior curator of Modern Art, and independent curator Philipp Kaiser, as they engage in a free-ranging conversation on the discovery of Mayo and the process of unraveling her biography.
On Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm, come see a free screening of Never Look Away, with introductory comments by writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film is inspired by the life story of artist Gerhard Richter and spans three eras of German history. The film traces the momentous history, politics and cultural production from the 1930s "Degenerate Art," through the national socialist period, and finally post-war communist East and capitalist West Germany.
Then on Sunday, at 12:30 pm, bring your friends and family to Andell Family Sundays where you can participate in free artist-led workshops inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's The 1/4 Mile. Lastly, unwind this Sunday, at 6 pm with the melodic sounds of the Crossroads EMMI Orchestra at Sundays Live.