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A 7 session workshop where participants will learn how to make several types of baskets, primarily twining and plaiting. The workshop will entail discussion around traditional and contemporary basket styles as well as using alternative and natural materials. Each participant will leave with at least two baskets they have made from scratch!
In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art (particularly as defined by museums, commercial art galleries, and private collections) have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. These artists draw inspiration from their own cultural traditions, using techniques, and incorporating imagery and ideas from earlier periods. Explore the LACMA Collection of Contemporary Art of the Middle East.
The online exhibition Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the artist’s early life that significantly influenced his artistic style and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 60s, to color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles.
These paintings consider the relationship between the city of Los Angeles and the Zapotec communities of Oaxaca and California through the visual arts, education, social activism and literature. Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture.
The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. Elsewhere, she embroiders vintage doilies with her own hair to depict the human body, as well as language that references the legacy of colorism and passing in the African diaspora. In the works debuting at CAAM,…
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to host a retrospective exhibition of work by legendary L.A. Chicano artist Frank Romero. The exhibition spans over 50 years of the artist’s career.o
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles” on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and a talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
The remarkable group of Rembrandt paintings in Southern California museums represents nearly every phase of the artist’s long and productive career. In addition, Rembrandt in Southern California provides insight into the rich holdings of etchings and drawings on paper by the master in museums throughout the region. Together, Southern California’s drawn, etched, and painted works attest to the remarkable range of Rembrandt’s achievement across his long career.
Transforming the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery into an active laboratory, membrane tensions features a constellation of new, site-specific works composed of cellulose. The cellulose (produced and harvested on-site at the Gallery) is used as both an intervention in the Gallery’s balcony windows and an installation of sculptural objects and light projections, alluding to the beginning of life where the delineation between internal and external was essential for life forms to first emerge. In using and placing cellulose (literally and figuratively) as…
With an emphasis on observation and the basic elements of art, this workshop includes technical instruction, individual work time, and group discussion, offering students a foundation for self-expression. Materials Delivered: A complete beginner’s kit, including acrylic paints, brushes, and canvas board.
Learn the basics of bookmaking and create your own poetry gift book to present to someone special. One part writing lab, one park bookbinding, a whole lot of fun! Materials will be delivered and this workshop is limited to ten participants.
LACMA and KCET Present Virtual Screening Event/Discussion of ARTBOUND’s “The Watts Towers Arts Center”
Join LACMA and KCET for a virtual screening event and discussion following KCET’s Emmy award-winning arts and culture documentary series ARTBOUND episode “The Watts Towers Arts Center.” The online event will highlight the impact of the Watts Towers Arts Center and examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators in Southern California on Fri., Mar. 19 at 7 p.m. PT. The Watts Towers Arts Center was founded by artists and educators in the 1960s and has…
Studio Soup is a quarterly series of candid conversations about process, featuring guest artists who share their experience and practice. Artist, Peggy Reavey, hosts this closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. Join the conversation with Peggy Reavey and abstract painters Daniel Dove, Ron Linden and Ted Twine on Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Registration is required for this free virtual event. Register today at…
LAMAGPlay Playing with SCOBY Workshop Friday, March 26 at 1 PM PST In this family friendly workshop, learn how to make your own kombucha culture with exhibition artist Maru Garcia. Garcia will walk us through the step by step process of creating culture and discuss the basics of SCOBY. Please note contents are intended for educational purposes only and not consumption. Supplies required: SCOBY Kombucha starter (also called “mother”): https://store.poseymom.com/products/poseymom-kombucha-natural-probiotic 1/2 cup of sugar 1 L purified water 2 black…
Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public. In addition to the artworks themselves, the LACMA presentation of The Obama Portraits will feature teacher workshops, curatorial tours, and a richly illustrated book. These special presentations will enhance the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities. The opening date of this event is dependent on L.A. County Health guidelines.