This weekend at LACMA, witness a declaration of personal presence and power in Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn, on view through May 3. The exhibition presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920). Prior to 2016, the remarkable breadth of Hurtado’s eight-decade career was virtually unknown, as her works were kept in storage and out of public view for most of her life. Hurtado has lived and worked in Santa Monica since the early 1950s. In 2019 she was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people. Embark on an exploration of the human body and the natural world through Luchita's works by joining a docent tour on Friday, March 6 at 3 pm or Sunday, March 8 at 2 pm, free with museum admission. Attend Andell Family Sundays—Aire, Agua, Mundo, Fuego on Sunday, March 8 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm to create your own paintings and drawings inspired by Hurtado's unique perspective.
On Saturday, March 7 at 4:30 pm, LACMA members are invited to visit Charles White Elementary School Gallery for Art 101—Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation. Join Rachel Kaplan, curator of Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation, to learn more about the artist’s life and career, and especially his interests in the human figure, Mesoamerican art, and the expressive potential of prints. On Sunday, March 8 at 9:30 am, LACMA members at the Supporter level and above are invited to a special docent tour of Julie Mehretu, the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, covering over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration.
Lastly, if you've never been to LACMA or you know of someone who has yet to visit, First-time Fridays is the perfect time to visit! Drop by anytime today between 11 am and 8 pm, and let us know you're a first-timer at the Ticket Office to receive exciting perks. As a reminder, museum galleries are free weekdays after 3 pm for L.A. County residents. We hope to see you soon!