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Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history and the globe. #LACMAPlusYou

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LA County Museum of Art

Spend some time in #AmericanOutliers and get lost in this landscape by Joseph Yoakum 🌲 The exhibition is on view through March 17, 2019. ⠀

Pictured here: "Briar Head Mtn of National Park Range of Bryce Canyon National Park near Hatch, Utah U.S.A.," Joseph Yoakum, c. 1969


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In this detail of "Bed Hanging with Pegasus and the Nine Muses," circa 1700, the winged horse Pegasus strikes Mount Helicon and causes the Hippocrene spring of poetic inspiration to flow. 💭 Mount Helicon is the home of the nine Muses who are arrayed in individual landscapes.✨ Part of a set of embroidered furnishings for a bedroom, this spectacular textile (it is 12 feet square), features exquisite embroidery portraying Pegasus and the nine muses (Zeus’s nine daughters) who were created to give poetic inspiration to the world. See the full bed hanging in person @toromeandbacklacma, on view now.


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Artist Yeesookyung creates her works using ceramic kiln discards—broken fragments of fired clay that traditional potters have rejected—to produce her amorphous sculptures. In this imaginative recycling, she has created here what she refers to as the shape of the earth. She refers to her pieces as "my children." Visit "Translated Vase," 2013, in the Hammer building, level 2. ⠀

© Yeesookyung


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There's something for everyone in #LACMA3D, including these creepy Diableries. The @latimes calls "3D: Double Vision" one of the most engaging museum exhibitions of 2018. See it through March 31, 2019. ⠀

Photo courtesy Collection of Dr. Brian May, digitized by Denis Pellerin


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🤖 The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA is once again accepting proposals from artists for experimental projects with awards of up to $50,000 plus in-kind support from the museum and private partners in technology and science. Learn more about the 2019 RFP by clicking the link in our bio. 👆Proposals are due February 21, 2019, and awards will be announced in April 2019.


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Happy #WorldViolinDay! To spark your creativity, visit "Divine Inspiration of Music," Nicolas Regnier, Holland, circa 1640 in the Ahmanson building, level 3 🎻


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Reg van Cuylenburg (1926–1988) was a Sri Lankan photographer of Kandyan Sinhalese, English, and Dutch descent. Between 1949 and 1958, he undertook several tours across Sri Lanka, documenting a variety of places, festivals, and people. His photographs represent a Sri Lankan’s own view of a much beloved homeland. Visit "The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka" to see them in person. ⠀

Pictured here: "Dancer at the Annual Procession of the Tooth Relic," 1957. ⠀


© The Estate of Reg van Cuylenburg⠀


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Swipe 👉 TFW no one is paying attention to you at the holiday party 🐶 Visit "Three Young Musicians," Antoine Le Nain, France, circa 1630 in @toromeandbacklacma, on view in the Resnick pavilion.


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In the late 1960s, several museum shows presented quilts—traditionally considered craft rather than fine art—as unacknowledged precursors (on account of their colorful patterns and grid structures) to the geometric abstract painting that dominated American art at that time.⠀

Several decades later, a 2002 touring exhibition "The Quilts of Gee's Bend," featured works created by a close-knit community of African American women living in rural Alabama, including Mary Lee Bendolph and Annie Mae Young.⠀

This section of #AmericanOutliers places works by the Gee's Bend quilters in conversation with fabric works by Rosie Lee Tompkins and by several New York-based abstract painters, including Howardena Pindell and Alan Shields, who, in the early 1970s, found inspiration for their innovative practices in contemporary textiles. See more of these dialogues in the exhibition, on view through March 17, 2019. ⠀ ⠀
photo © Museum Associates/LACMA


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"The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka" is now on view. See objects such as precious decorative objects fashioned from gold, silver, and ivory, and 19th-century photographs documenting Sri Lanka’s extraordinary monuments, scenery, and flora. On view through June 23, 2019. Pictured here: Buddha Shakyamuni and Attendants, 18th century. ⠀


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L.A. had a significant impact on the work of #RobertRauschenberg. Visit "Rauschenberg: In and About L.A." this weekend to see the city through the artist's eyes. Share your photos with #LACMAPlusYou 📸 ⠀

Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA ⠀
@rauschenbergfoundation


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Double tap if you relate to the person who fell while everyone else keeps skating ❄️ detail, "Winter Scene on a Frozen Canal," Hendrick Avercamp, circa 1620, on view in the Ahmanson building, level 3.


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