Buddha Shakyamuni, Sri Lanka, Kandy period, 18th century

Buddha Shakyamuni, Sri Lanka, Kandy period, 18th century, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Murray and Virginia Ward, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Weekend at LACMA

July 5, 2019
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend at LACMA, don't miss The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka, the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by an American museum, closing this Sunday, July 7. The exhibition presents some 240 works addressing two millennia of Sri Lankan history, including precious decorative objects fashioned from gold, silver, and ivory, and 19th-century photographs documenting Sri Lanka’s extraordinary monuments, scenery, and flora. For a more in-depth look at this exhibition, join a docent-led tour on Saturday, July 6 at 3 pm, free with admission.

First-time Friday is back, this Friday, July 5! If you or someone you know hasn't visited the museum, then this is the perfect opportunity to visit. First-time Fridays is a monthly special offer providing a welcome gift and special discounts to new LACMA visitors. If you have a little one in your life, at 2 pm bring them to Story Time in the Galleries, where they'll go on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. And at 6 pm, join the Jazz at LACMA crowd, with a spectacular performance by “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee (Oasis Jazz Awards), The Lao Tizer Band.

On Saturday, July 6 at 5 pm, bring your family and friends to Latin Sounds, the perfect summer activity at LACMA. Set up your picnic spot outdoors and dance to Gabrielito y La Verdad, performing Salsa, Cumbia, Cha cha cha, Ranchera, and Son.

Finally, this Sunday, July 7, Andell Family Sundays returns with a special focus on the exhibition Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection, on view through September 15. Enjoy artist-led workshops inspired by the exhibition, where you can make your own tunnel-book and colorful geometric paintings. Join a docent-led tour of the exhibition on Friday, July 5 at 1 pm to learn more about Frank Stella and this selection of his works—many of which have not been on public view in over 30 years!