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In honor of #MLKDay, here’s Charles White’s “I Have a Dream,” 1976. Commissioned by LACMA to celebrate Two Centuries of Black American Art, this lithograph was so popular that it became a sold-out fine art print as well as a poster for the 1976 exhibition. The title refers to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary 1963 speech of the same title.⠀

See it in person at “Charles White: A Retrospective," opening February 17. ⠀

© The Charles White Archives photo © Museum Associates/LACMA⠀


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"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." Paul Cézanne was born #OnThisDay in 1839. See "Boy With a Straw Hat," France, 1896 in the Ahmanson building, level 3.


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A big congrats to LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Department🎉 "Design in California and Mexico 1915–1985: Found in Translation" received the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award. ⠀

Now's a great time to snag your copy @thelacmastore: Our regularly priced books are 25% off! 📚


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Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work deconstructs form, style, and tradition, with a critical lens toward art history. For #ArtistsonArt, he discusses Lorna Simpson's "1957-2009 Interior #3," 2009. Visit the piece in #AmericanOutliers, on view now. Head to our Facebook Watch page for the full video. ⠀


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Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’s “Flora” is based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo’s oeuvre has been destroyed and her biography was previously relegated as a footnote in Giacometti scholarship.⠀

Mark your calendar: “Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora” opens January 20. Hubbard / Birchler reframe this history and bring Mayo’s compelling biography to life through a feminist perspective that interweaves reconstruction, reenactment, and documentary into a hybrid form of storytelling. ⠀

© Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler photo: Ugo Carmeni ⠀


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Sri Lankan Buddhist practices often involve honoring various deities who were originally assimilated from popular, folk, and Indian traditions in order to undergird Buddhism’s relevance to the everyday lives and goals of worshipers. Among them are the Brahmanical gods and astrological deities depicted on a series of panels currently on view in "The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka." ⠀

Pictured here: a detail of what is possibly The God Aiyanar with a Demon Attendant, Panel from a Buddhist Shrine, 17th–18th century ⠀

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photo © Museum Associates/LACMA⠀


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2008 vs. 2018 😂 Well, something like that 🎨 Visit "Portrait of a Girl wth Dog," Ernest Narjot and "Portrait of a Lady (Possibly Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Neé Fitzgerald [1796-1869])," Emile Jean Horace Vernet in the Ahmanson building, level 3


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Taking a quiet moment on this Sunday to sit with "Waterdrops," Kim Tschang-Yeul, 1993. ⠀

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Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend, rain or shine 🍂 ”Fruit Dish on a Garden Chair," Paul Gauguin, France, circa 1890⠀


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This "Jar with Dragon and Clouds" from Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 18th century, features a scaly dragon with big friendly eyes, sharp teeth, small horns, and a lively mane. 🐉 This jar was used by royal family. The brilliant blue color is made from fine cobalt oxide pigment. 🔹See it in the Hammer building, level 2.