This weekend at LACMA, take the edge off by viewing the exquisite and sublime photographs in Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World's Edge, closing this Sunday, February 2. The exhibition comprises large-scale, black-and-white photographs showcasing Cooper’s The Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity, The World’s Edge, the Atlantic Basin Project, which he first embarked upon in 1987, to chart the Atlantic Basin from the extreme points of each north, south, east, and west coordinate. Often realized through intense physical travel to remote and isolated sites, these stunning works encapsulate the psychological impact of the place through geographic and atmospheric details. For a more in-depth look at the exhibition, join a docent tour on Friday, January 31 at 2 pm or Sunday, February 2 at 3 pm, free with museum admission. On Saturday, February 1 at 10 am, engage with these photographs in a novel way during a Creative Writing Workshop with poet, artist, and educator Karen Holden, who will lead a special gallery session responding to Thomas Joshua Cooper’s work. Gain insights on organizing the exhibition from Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow, Danielle Pesqueira. Learn more about the Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program—the deadline to submit an application for the upcoming program is Sunday, March 1, 2020.
On Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, stop by the Family Welcome Table on the Smidt Welcome Plaza for Pop-up Art-making Activities in the Galleries, where artists of all ages can enjoy a fresh menu of art activities. On Friday, January 31 at 1 pm, bring the little ones in your life to Story Time in the Galleries, where they can let their imaginations run free with colorful stories read by our friendly education staff. Then, on Saturday, February 1 at 2 pm, visit LACMA's satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary and join the Tamayo Inspired Workshop, where artist-in-residence Raul Baltazar will use experimental techniques that involve collage, paper-making, piñata, and painting, to create 2-D and sculptural works inspired by the current exhibition Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation.
Drop by on Sunday, February 2, between 12:30 and 3:30 pm for Andell Family Sundays—The Art of Julie Mehretu, featuring a new art workshop inspired by Mehretu’s large works of art and her artistic process of layering maps, architecture, historical imagery, and drawing. Then at 6 pm, join Sundays Live off site at St. James' in-the-City for a moving performance by the New England Conservatory and Ziang Xu. Plan your visit to LACMA today!