Put your bibs on and feast your eyes on this! Visit Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art before it closes on December 8 and celebrate one of the most distinctive and compelling aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals. Marvel at the lions, dogs, horses, oxen, cats, fish, insects, birds, dragons, phoenixes, and more, all meticulously and beautifully rendered in myriad works from ancient 6th-century clay sculpture to contemporary art. For more insights on the exhibition join a docent-led tour on Saturday, November 23 at 3 pm or Sunday, November 24 at 2 pm, free with museum admission. Bring the entire family and friends to Andell Family Sundays—Animals of the Supernatural on Sunday, November 24 at 12:30 pm, where you can make your own masterpiece inspired by the mythical creatures in the exhibition. Adults can also join in the fun by participating in our One-day Workshop—Animal Portrait Painting on Sunday, November 24 at 10 am. And if you enjoy vegan fare, then join us on December 8 at 5:30 pm for a special evening at Cur-ATE: A Vegan Adventure to Japan. Enjoy an insightful tour examining Japan's spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—as expressed in Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art. Then move to Ray’s & Stark Bar to enjoy a creative vegan Japanese dinner specially designed by executive chef Phillip Martin, featuring seasonal ingredients.
On Friday, November 22 at 2 pm, bring the little ones in your life to Story Time in the Galleries on the first floor of BCAM for a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Then at 6 pm, join us at Jazz at LACMA and behold an explosive performance by international vocalist Douyé.