This weekend at LACMA, we invite you to visit the multilayered, elaborate works in Julie Mehretu, the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of the artist's career, on view through May 17. The mid-career survey unites nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present, examining history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. For an in-depth look into these works, attend a docent-led tour of the exhibition on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm, free with admission. And delve even deeper with In Response: Shifting Architectures and Painted Landscapes on Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm—an in-gallery program that brings together artists, architects, and scholars to examine and respond to the themes of place, space, and abstraction through works in Julie Mehretu.
On Friday, January 10 at 2 pm, bring the little ones in your life to Story Time in the Galleries, where they can engage with imaginative stories told by our friendly education staff. For more hands-on fun, stop by the Family Welcome Table on the Smidt Welcome Plaza on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm for Pop-up Art-making Activities in the Galleries. Then at 7 pm, join us at the neighboring Petersen Automotive Museum for a co-presented screening of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
On Saturday, January 11 at 1 pm, join an artist-led tour of 2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Kirsten Mosher's project Soul Mate 180°, (The Other Side is Here), in which Mosher will discuss her adoption of both old and new technologies in the realization of the artwork and the ideas behind its genesis. Then on Sunday, January 12 between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, get inspired by the landscape photography in Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge and create your own unexpected landscapes during Andell Family Sundays—Outdoor Pictures. We look forward to seeing you soon!