viernes, 30 de marzo de 2012

April at LACMA


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FREE DAY MARCH 31
To celebrate the end of Pacific Standard Time,19 museums in Southern California will be free this Saturday,March 31. Come to LACMA for a day of free admission, docent-led tours, talks, and a very special concert with the Surf-City All Stars. For more information and a full schedule of the day, click here.
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 EXHIBITIONS + INSTALLATIONS
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CHILDREN OF THE PLUMED SERPENT: THE LEGACY OF QUETZALCOATL IN ANCIENT MEXICO

OPENS APR 1
Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico traces the tale of an extraordinary group of Mexican kingdoms that resisted both Aztec and Spanish conquest to flourish in the arts and trade. Their incredible story is told through a lavish display of gold, frescoes, turquoise, textiles, and more.

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IN WONDERLAND: THE SURREALIST ADVENTURES OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES
THROUGH MAY 6
This month is your last chance to see In Wonderland, LACMA’s blockbuster exhibition that has been hailed by critics as “thrilling” and “engrossing.” In Wonderland is an unprecedented survey of groundbreaking surrealist art by the likes of Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, and others. Reserve your tickets now before the show closes May 6!

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MORE EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS TO EXPLORE
 TALKS + EVENTS
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ARTIST IN CONVERSATION: DAIDO MORIYAMA
APR 7 | 4 PM
In conjunction with the opening of Fracture: Daido Moriyama, photographer Daido Moriyama discusses the gritty erotics of Japanese urban life. Moriyama’s riveting photos express a fascination with the cultural contradictions of age-old traditions that persist within modern society, along with the effects of westernization and consumerism.

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READING: POETRY IN WONDERLAND

APR 9 | 8 PM
Writers Jen Hofer and Dolores Dorantes read from their own work and that of twentieth-century Mexican poets.

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TALK: CHILDREN OF THE PLUMED SERPENT: ART AND RITUAL IN MEXICO’S LATE ANTIQUITY
APR 14 | 2 PM
Dr. John Pohl, co-curator of Children of the Plumed Serpent, discusses the ancient Nahua, Mixtec, and Zapotec civilizations of southern Mexico that shows that the fall of the Aztec Empire in 1521 signaled the rise of another civilization whose legacy survives to this day.

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SPECIAL EVENT: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

APR 22 | 12 PM
LACMA celebrates Earth Day with a day of programs and activities designed for all ages, including artist-led workshops, bike-related films, tours of the collection for families and adults, storytelling, sketching from nature, and a guided walkthrough of the natural art on campus.

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PERFORMANCE: GUY DE COINTET’S FIVE SISTERS AND ESPAHOR LEDET KO ULUNER
APR 27 | 8 PM
Dutch art association If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution presents the restaging of Five Sisters, the last performance presented during Guy de Cointet’s lifetime (1934–1983). Five Sisters will be preceded by De Cointet’s monologueEspahor ledet ko Uluner! (1982) performed by Jane Zingale.

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SPECIAL EVENT: ART + ARCHITECTURE TOUR

APR 29 | 10 AM
Don’t miss LACMA’s Art Museum Council’s 56th annual Art + Architecture Tour. One of Southern California’s most exclusive home tours, the A +A Tour gives participants behind-the-scenes access to homes designed by renowned architects and interior designers that also feature exquisite art collections.

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CONCERTS
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JAZZ AT LACMA 2012 SEASON BEGINS!

APR 27 | 6 PM 
Kick off Jazz at LACMA’s twenty-first season with Kenny Burrell and the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in L.A. The concert pays special tribute to Duke Ellington on the occasion of the jazz legend’s birthday, April 29.

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 FILMS
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EXHIBITION FILM SERIES: ALICE AND OTHER LOST GIRLS IN FANTASTIC WORLDS

APR 6–7, 14 | TIMES VARY 
In conjunction with the exhibition In Wonderland, LACMA is screening a series of mind-bending fairy tales and fantasies inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” stories, from the rarely seen cult film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders to the universally beloved Disney classic to Lou Bunin’s long-unavailable puppet production.

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FILM INDEPENDENT AT LACMA: MY WAY

APR 13 | 7:30 PM
Film Independent at LACMA presents the U.S. premiere of My Way (2011), directed by Kang Je-gyu and starring Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri. The film centers on the intense competition between two men—one is Korean and the other is Japanese—that begins in childhood and follows them into battle in World War II, as both end up fighting for the Japanese Imperial Army.

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FILM INDEPENDENT AT LACMA: 100 YEARS OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES: ANIMATION

APR 26 | 7:30 PM
The April edition of the celebration of Paramount Pictures focuses on the studio’s landmark collection of animation. We’ll screen the Oscar-nominated South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut (1999), written and directed by—and featuring the voices of—South Park series creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone, followed by a group of animated short classics from Paramount’s golden era.

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