This weekend at LACMA, celebrate the holidays by journeying to the North Pole and the other corners of the world through the sublime photographs in Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World's Edge, on view through February 2, 2020. The World’s Edge comprises large- and small-scale black-and-white photographs, which showcase Cooper’s Atlas project in which he has charted the Atlantic basin from the extreme points of each north, south, east, and west coordinate. Using a 19th-century Agfa Ansco view camera, his singular exposure of each site includes neither a horizon line nor the terrain below his feet, but rather the surrounding “sea spaces.” For him, each place is a point of departure allowing contemplation of the ocean’s emptiness beyond the extreme points of the land. For more insights on this exhibition, join a docent-led tour on Friday, December 20 or Sunday, December 22 at 3 pm.
Bring the little ones in your life to LACMA on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and attend Pop-up Art-making Activities in the Galleries, where they can find new ideas for inspiration, a fresh menu of art activities, and even high chairs for very young artists. Then on Friday at 2 pm, skip nap time and have the little ones enjoy imaginative tales at Story Time in the Galleries.
Also, opening on Saturday, December 21 at 1 pm at LACMA's satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School is Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation. This exhibition highlights Tamayo’s longstanding interest in prints as a means of exploring new techniques and furthering experimentation. The exhibition will be on view through July 11, 2020, with public hours from 1 to 4 pm on Saturdays. We hope to see you soon!