Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation, 2001

Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation, 2001, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, © Julie Mehretu, photograph by Edward C. Robinson III

This Weekend at LACMA

November 1, 2019
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

This weekend at LACMA, immerse yourself in the captivatingly complex art of Julie Mehretu, opening on Sunday, November 3 with Member Previews through Saturday, November 2. The mid-career survey uniting 35 paintings with nearly 40 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present, is the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career. While her earlier work featured architectural and graphic elements, her more recent work tends toward bold, gestural canvases with figurative elements layered into pixelated, printed, sprayed, and drawn marks and images. The exhibition covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and figuration. While you're here, make sure to visit the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden, which will be closing on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The garden is home to various sculptures by Auguste Rodin from LACMA's permanent collection, and an extension of Robert Irwin's Primal Palm Garden, as well as the temporary installation of Zak Ové’s The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness.

On Friday, November 1 at 2 pm, bring your little ones to Story Time in the Galleries where they can listen to imaginative stories told by our friendly education staff. Then on Sunday at 12:30 pm, attend free artist-led workshops at Andell Family Sundays—Animals of the Supernatural inspired by the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art, on view through December 8. Lastly, enjoy a free Sundays Live performance by the American Youth Symphony Principals String Quartet at 6 pm, off-site at St. James' in-the-City.

Please note that on Saturday, November 2, the museum will close at 1 pm for a special event. Visit our website and plan your visit accordingly.