Through July 19th, 2013, LACMA presents Shinique Smith: Firsthand at the Charles White Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles. In this installation, Smith reflects on her gritty Baltimore upbringing and early exposure to the sophisticated world of fashion design. Smith visited LACMA and worked directly with students to uncover sources of inspiration in their own lives. The exhibition juxtaposes objects Smith selected from the museum's Costume and Textiles collection, new work based on her experience within the school and community, and student art.
Curator Robert Singer discusses the recent gift by Max Palevsky of the complete set of Hokusai’s legendary series A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces on view through July 28, 2013 in the exhibition Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA.
Stephanie Barron talks about collaborating with Price on plans for the exhibition, and the relationship between Price and architect Frank Gehry, who designed the exhibition, on view at LACMA through January 6, 2013.
Straight is a lifelong Riverside resident and an award-winning author of seven novels. The Southern California landscape, which Straight has called "the language I knew from birth," figures prominently in her work. Her latest novel, Take One Candle Light a Room, was named one of the best novels of 2010 by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
This candid interview with photographer William Eggleston was conducted by film director Michael Almereyda on the occasion of the opening of William Eggleston: Democratic Camera Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Michael Almereyda is director of the film William Eggleston in the Real World (2005).
Curator Lynne Cooke in conversation with artists Mathias Poledna and Rhea Anastas about the influence of Blinky Palermo, subject of a retrospective exhibition at LACMA October 31, 2010--January 16, 2011.
While preparing for the exhibition Tim Burton, we had the opportunity to join colleagues from the Museum of Modern Art for an interview with Doris Adams, Burton’s high school art teacher. She can still recall exactly where he sat in her classroom. Ms. Adams says that the young Mr. Burton stood out for his talent and imagination–and that he was a quiet, thoughtful student.
An excerpt from the film David Smith: Sculpting Master of Bolton Landing. Permission courtesy of the David Smith estate and Maureen Granville-Smith, executor of the Estate of Frank O'Hara. Presented in conjunction with David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy on view at LACMA through July 24, 2011.
In conjunction with the Asco exhibition, LACMA commissioned Willie Herrón to create a mural, Asco: East of No West, based on Harry Gamboa Jr.’s photograph of the 1972 Asco performance Walking Mural. Walking Mural was a street performance in which the artists created elaborate costumes and paraded silently along Whittier Boulevard. The new mural recalls and reinterprets that performance. It is part of a series of mural by Herrón in the alley at City Terrace Drive, behind Alvarez Bakery near Cal State LA.
The Aztec cache known as Offering 7, one of many treasures included in the exhibition Contested Visions, is one of some 130 offerings that were discovered within the Aztec’s Templo Mayor. Its contents--largely aquatic material such as seashells, freshwater fish, coral, and reptiles--evoke the layers of the cosmos, from the watery underworld to the surface of the earth. Here, the Museo del Templo Mayor’s archeaologist Fernando Carrizosa Montfort explains the complex meanings of this remarkable piece during the installation at LACMA.