Eye of newt and toe of frog. Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Find your cauldron essentials at LACMA this weekend in the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art, on view through December 8. In this family-friendly exhibition, you'll find a range of fantastic animals, meticulously and beautifully rendered in myriad works from ancient 6th-century clay sculpture to contemporary art. Japanese reverence for nature and animals is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. Featuring nearly 200 objects, the exhibition draws heavily from LACMA’s permanent collection and includes other masterpieces from Japanese and American public and private collections, some of which are on view for the first time. For a more in-depth look at the exhibition, attend a docent-led tour on Saturday, October 12 at 3 pm or Sunday, October 13 at 2 pm, free with admission. Bring your family and friends to Andell Family Sundays—Animals of the Land, Water, and Sky on Sunday, October 13 at 12:30 pm and make your own origami creations inspired by the animals in the exhibition at one of our free artist-led workshops. For more elaborate creations using printmaking, collage, and spray paint on plexiglass, sign up for our family art class Mythical Animals in Art (for ages eight and up) on Saturday, October 12 at 9 am.
On Friday, October 11 at 6 pm, get funky at LACMA with a performance by the retro funk band The 70s Project led by bassist Bruce Lett. Then on Saturday, October 12 at 3 pm, attend Edges, Corners, Shapes, Beads: Kim Conaty and Jennifer King on Mary Corse, an insightful curator-led walkthrough of Mary Corse: A Survey in Light focusing on the formal elements of Corse’s paintings. Run, slither, hop, or fly on over and visit LACMA this weekend!