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LA County Museum of Art

Escape the June gloom and spend time with works of art this week ✨ Tag a friend who needs to see “Wave of Materials” and other pieces at the museum with you soon! #LACMAPlusYou regram via @emilyaeyoung ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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art © Zhu Jinshi, courtesy of Zhu Jinshi and Pearl Lam Galleries


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The award-winning film, "Catherine Opie b. 1961," commissioned by LACMA Productions, is being shown at a variety of upcoming film festivals ⭐️
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In 2016, Opie’s “O Portfolio” was shown at LACMA in its entirety for the first time at a Los Angeles Museum. The photographs depict sadomasochistic scenarios derived from her participation in San Fransisco’s bondage community. Now, this film, directed by Sini Anderson, traces the journey of the artist, whose work has often been labeled subversive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The short documentary has garnered prestigious recognition, including the “HBO Documentary Short Film Award” at Provincetown Film Festival. #LACMAEverywhere #PrideMonth #pride


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Late night collection highlight: “Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden,” Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), late 18th-early 19th century 🌿
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Though the subject of this painting is an imaginary gathering in China, many real figures make an appearance. 🔍 Important guests include the poet and calligrapher Su Shi (1037-1101), the eccentric Mi Fu (1051-1107) and the famous painter Li Gonglin (1049-1106), all of whom have long been considered cultural heroes and models of scholarly virtue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
See the full work in the Hammer Building, floor 2.


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Traveling to three museums in China in 2018–19, “Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art” marks the first time LACMA’s premier art of the ancient Americas collection will be on view in Asia. Featuring 200 works from LACMA’s holdings, this exhibition explores the rich world of the supernatural in ancient Maya art. #LACMAEverywhere ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Pictured here: “Cylinder Vessel with Pedestal Base,” 650-850, Maya. photo © Museum Associates / LACMA


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Happy #firstdayofsummer! 🌴 Did you know that the palm trees on LACMA’s campus are a work of art by artist Robert Irwin? Explore Irwin’s “Primal Palm Garden” and other outdoor artwork in the sunshine this season! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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photo © Museum Associates/LACMA


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Become captivated by dynamic patterns and dazzling designs 🌀 And explore the rich history of Central Asian ikat textiles in “Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection,” on view through July 28. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pictured here: “Woman’s Ensemble,” Central Asia, late 19th - early 20th century. photo © Museum Associates/LACMA


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We are saddened to hear the news of Robert Therrien’s passing. The Los Angeles-based artist was known for his monumental, often whimsical sculptures and recreations of commonplace objects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pictured here: “No title (room, panic doors),” 2013-2014. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the MaddocksBrown Foundation, © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo: Robert McKeever, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian


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There’s just a few weeks left to see “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka.” ✨ Featuring LACMA’s collection of Sri Lankan art—one of the most extensive in the U.S—the exhibition presents a timely exploration and celebration of a geographically complex, ethnically diverse, and multicultural South Asian hub. Visit the exhibition through July 7. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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photos © Museum Associates/LACMA


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New week, new chances to experience works of art from fresh perspectives 👀 Visit Tony Smith’s “Smoke” in the Ahmanson Building, level 1. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
© Tony Smith Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. photo © Museum Associates/LACMA


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“Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing” is now on view. Organized both conceptually and chronologically, this exhibition explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, “Beyond Line” will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Photo courtesy National Museum of Korea


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Chris Burden's “Metropolis II” is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. #LACMAPlusYou regram via @matthewsebastianwood ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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See “Metropolis II” in action Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am–5:30 pm. © Chris Burden


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That #FridayFeeling when the weekend is finally here and art adventures await 🤩 #DogsofLACMA regram via @thehuxleypoo


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