When in LACMA, do as the Romans do and explore the exhibition To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500–1800, on view through Sunday, March 17, 2019. The exhibition examines a significant moment in early Modern Europe, revealing the depth of Rome’s impact from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, before rising individualism, internationalism, and the optimistic equilibrium between secular and religious forces caused the city’s ultimate marginalization. Join docent-led tours of the exhibition on Friday, March 8 at 3 pm and Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm for an in-depth look at these 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 Painting and Sculpture. Purchase tickets for The Art of Wine: All Roads Lead to Rome on Saturday, March 9 from 3 to 5 pm to enjoy a guided tour led by director of adult programs Mary Lenihan, followed by a wine tasting in Ray's with the witty and informative Barbara Baxter of Planet Wine, tracing the history of viticulture in Rome.
On Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 4 pm, visit LACMA's satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School and participate in a free art-making workshop for all ages, inspired by the exhibition Life Model: Charles White and His Students. The exhibition includes works by, among others, Kerry James Marshall, David Hammons, and Judithe Hernández who were all mentored by influential artist Charles White.
Then on Sunday, March 10, drop by anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm for Andell Family Sundays—Flowers and Footprints: Art of Sri Lanka. Participate in artist-led workshops, tours, and activities inspired by the exhibition The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka. Then at 6 pm, join us for Sundays Live and listen to the wonderful music of Musical Encounters—YMF Hear & Now.