Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008

Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Urban Light is made possible by Willow Bay and Bob lger, and is open 24 hours a day thanks to their generosity. Special thanks to the Brandon-Gordon family for their founding support of the 2008 installation, © Chris Burden/licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This Weekend at LACMA

January 3, 2020
Victor Guzman, Marketing Coordinator

Light up the new year this weekend at LACMA with Lights on at LACMA, a special holiday activation featuring a light display, music, and a limited-time-only menu of hot cocoas, ciders, and churros at C+M. The Holiday Lounge is free and open to the public daily during museum hours, accessible through Sunday, January 5. Don't miss this only-in-L.A. moment!

Make sure to visit The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, closing this Sunday, January 5. This exhibition showcases Chinese contemporary artists who have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality since the 1980s. 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. As a special treat, stop by on Sunday, January 5 at 5:30 pm for In Conversation: Stephen Little and gu wenda, where Stephen Little, Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and Department Head, Chinese, Korean, and South and Southeast Asian Art, speaks with internationally renowned artist gu wenda about his work united nations: american code featured in the exhibition.

On Friday and Saturday, join us for Pop-up Art-making Activities in the Galleries. Simply stop by the Family Welcome Table on the Smidt Welcome Plaza each time you visit to find out where we are. On Sunday, drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm for Andell Family Sundays—Outdoor Pictures, where you can make your own camera obscura and create images inspired by the exhibition Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge. Lastly, on Sunday at 6 pm at St. James' in-the-City, don't miss a riveting performance by the Thies-Micarelli-Byers Trio at Sundays Live. Plan your visit today!