LACMA, the “mega museum’ in Los Angeles just opened its blockbuster show RENOIR on the 14. February. The exhibition focuses on the last three decades of the master’s work, when he turned away from impressionism towards a more decorative and classical painting style. “This exhibition is the first monographic study dedicated to Renoir since the comprehensive retrospective of 1985 at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, and the first one ever mounted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.” (LACMA Online).
For everyone who wants to immerse him/herself more into the French culture, LACMA offers a special Adult Art Course—The Art of Wine: Sensuous Wines from Renoir’s France on Saturday, March 20 | 7:00 pm. After viewing the exhibition a wine historian will introduce a variety of wines from the area near Renoir’s home in the South of France, and from his wife’s home region, Provence.
Another art exhibition at LACMA not to be missed is Joseph Beuys: The Multiples at BCAM, 3rd Level.
This special exhibition has already been open since September 2009 and “…features 572 of the artist’s works from the collection of The Broad Art Foundation” (LACMA online). Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and his life and his art spiked a lot of controversy not only in Germany. “Beuys’s multiples were intended to be widely circulated and cheap to acquire. Ranging from small-editioned objects to mass-produced political flyers and postcards, in materials as different as felt, wood, found objects like water bottles and tin cans, instruments, records, film, video, and audio tapes related to performances, these works, rich with allusions to his biography and personal iconography, provide a complete picture of his diverse oeuvre.” (LACMA online)
If you want to combine art and music, visit LACMA on a Sunday. Every Sunday at 6pm, one can enjoy free chamber music concerts and recitals with artists from Southern California and around the world. And if you are at LACMA with children then don’t forget to check out NexGen’s Boone Children’s Gallery. Kids will love all the creative arts programs and it’s free.
To find out more about this wonderful museum, where one can spend more then just an afternoon, visit LACMA’s website: www.lacma.org
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