Visit LACMA this week and learn about Sam Francis, the legendary American abstract painter who broke all the rules in his personal and artistic life. One of the world’s preeminent Abstract Expressionists, the California-born artist first traveled to Japan in 1957, quickly established studios and residences there, and became active in a circle of avant-garde artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, and composers, including members of the nascent Gutai and Mono-ha movements. See his works on view in Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing now!
Don't forget, May is Arts Month in Los Angeles County. Discover the many and diverse arts offerings awaiting you throughout the region.
Now On View
LACMA Around L.A.
Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany
Charles White Elementary School
You Are Here: California Photography Now
Millard Sheets Art Center at the Los Angeles County Fair
Monday and Tuesday: 11 am–6 pm
Thursday: 11 am–6 pm
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–7 pm
Coding for Artists
Thu, May 11, 18, and 25 | 6 pm PT | Online
Art 101—Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond
Thu, May 11 | 7 pm PT | Online | LACMA members only
Pushing Politics Film Series: Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World?
Thu, May 11 | 7 pm | Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
Jazz at LACMA: Daniel Rotem Quartet
Fri, May 12 | 6–8 pm | Smidt Welcome Plaza
Series Screening—Dead Ringers and Post-Screening Conversation with Rachel Weisz and Jennifer Ehle
Fri, May 12 | 7 pm PT | Online | LACMA members only
Boone Children's Gallery
Sat, May 13 | 11 am–5 pm | LACMA
Printmaking Taller: Activist Graphics
Sat, May 13 | 1–3:30 pm | Charles White Elementary School
Classes & Camps
Adult Art Class: Friday Art Night—Paint Brushes: Do We Need Them?
Fri, May 12 | 6–8 pm | LACMA