Charles White, Love Letter III, 1977, The Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2017.291, © The Charles White Archives, photo © The Art Institute of Chicago

This Weekend at LACMA

February 15, 2019
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

Love is in the air this weekend and LACMA has new exhibitions that will sweep you off your feet! Come visit Charles White: A Retrospective opening this Sunday, February 17 with exclusive member previews through Saturday, February 16. Organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the exhibition is the first major 21st-century museum retrospective on the famed mid-century artist Charles White. The exhibition features various drawings, prints, and oil paintings focused on both historical and contemporary African Americans, extolling dignity, humanity, and heroism in the face of the country’s long history of racial injustice. On Sunday at 1 pm, join LACMA curator Ilene Susan Fort, Charles White's son and artist Ian White, artist Judithe Hernández, professor Kellie Jones, and art critic Peter Clothier, as they discuss White's groundbreaking achievements as an artist, teacher, and mentor. Also, make sure to visit the complementary exhibition, Life Model: Charles White and His Students, opening on Saturday at LACMA’s satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School, formerly Otis Art Institute, where the artist taught for many years.

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus by visiting The Bauhaus at 100: Modern Legacies, opening this Saturday. The exhibition brings together various works from LACMA’s collection to consider the Bauhaus’s diverse and complicated legacy and its lasting contributions to modern art, architecture, and design. 

On Friday from 11 am to 8 pm, LACMA will continuously screen Yugen, a new moving-image artwork by film director, writer, and artist Martha Fiennes, starring Salma Hayek Pinault. At 6 pm, join artist Martha Fiennes and actor Julian Sands in conversation about the work. Fiennes brings to her art substantial experience of filmmaking and visual effects technology to create a pioneering "hybrid" media.

On Saturday at 9:30 am, LACMA members are invited to Art 101—Outliers and American Vanguard Art, an enlightening lecture and tour of the exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art, with educator Elizabeth Gerber. Between 12:30 and 3:30 pm on Sunday, everyone is invited to participate in Andell Family Sundays—American Visionaries, with a series of artist-led workshops, tours, and activities also based on the exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art, on view through March 17. Then at 6 pm, listen to the beautiful sounds of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra during Sundays Live. 

Last but not least, join us on Monday, February 18 for Target Free Holiday Monday—Presidents' Day! Made possible by Target, the museum is offering free admission all day long to visitors of all ages, including musical performances at 12:30 and 2:45 pm by WYO. Show LACMA some love and plan your visit today!