Do you want the truth? This weekend at LACMA, let's see if you can handle the truth with the opening of Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying on Sunday, February 9, with exclusive Member Previews through Saturday, February 8. Although he is one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about the life of the enigmatic painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c. 1552). He is said to have been illiterate, yet surviving evidence demonstrates elegant writing. He is said to have had few followers, yet he was the most copied painter in Chinese history. Where the Truth Lies grapples with such issues as artists who cross social boundaries, literacy, and the importance of connoisseurship in determining quality and authenticity. For an in-depth look into the life and works of Qiu Ying, join a docent tour of the exhibition on Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm, free with museum admission.
On Friday, February 7, First-time Fridays returns with a full day of special perks for guests who are visiting the museum for the first time. Receive a special gift at the Ticket Office and discounts at the LACMA Store, C+M (Coffee and Milk), and the LACMA Café. At 1 pm, bring the little ones in your life to Story Time in the Galleries in BCAM, where they can enjoy imaginative stories told by our friendly education staff.
Lastly, on Sunday, February 9, stop by between 12:30 and 3:30 pm for Andell Family Sundays—The Art of Julie Mehretu. Get inspired by the monumental, dynamic works in the exhibition Julie Mehretu and create your own masterpieces during the free art workshop. We hope to see you soon!