Are you in need of some innovative DIY costume and decoration ideas for Halloween? Take a cue from the art in The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, on view through January 5, 2020. This exhibition showcases Chinese contemporary artists who have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality. Their media range from the commonplace to the unconventional, the natural to the synthetic, the elemental to the composite: from plastic, water, and wood, to hair, tobacco, and Coca-Cola. Bringing together works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression, The Allure of Matter includes work by Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, Zhan Wang, Zhang Huan, and more. For more insights on this exhibition, join a docent-led tour on Friday, October 25 at 1 pm or Sunday, October 27 at 1 pm, free with museum admission.
On Friday, October 25 at 2 pm, skip nap time and bring the little ones in your life to Story Time in the Galleries where they'll listen to engaging and imaginative stories in the Boone Children's Gallery. Then at 6 pm, spend your Friday evening reveling to the music of vocalist and recording artist Rita Edmond during Jazz at LACMA.
On Sunday, October 27 drop by anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm at Andell Family Sundays—Animals of the Land, Water, and Sky and participate in artist-led workshops where you can make your own origami creations inspired by the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art. Then at 6 pm, attend a moving Sundays Live performance by pianist Simone Leitaão at St. James' in-the-City. We hope to see you soon!