College Night 2014
College students: LACMA is hosting a free evening just for you!
Explore the history of photography in the exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection and modern sculpture in Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. See Chris Burden's Metropolis II in action, and check out contemporary art in the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Participate in a gallery discussion, create art, and enjoy a free reception in honor of college students—after public hours.
Building with Shadows with Artist Patricia Yossen
Use your mobile device to explore light and composition with photography. Inspired by the works in See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, the workshop encourages participants to work with a small-scale set, where they can explore the arrangement of different monochromatic objects. The sets are divided into three themes: Descriptive Naturalism, Subjective Naturalism, and Experimental and Romantic Modernism. After creating a desired composition, participants use provided lights to illuminate the set to photograph it with their mobile device or digital camera.
Artist Patricia Yossen was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. She studied art in Argentina and Mexico and received her MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2008. She has shown her work in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Canada, New York, and Los Angeles. Yossen current lives and works in Los Angeles.
Workshop and Demonstration: Painting with Light with Artist Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca
Create unique photographs with your own camera using techniques developed by photographers featured in the “Experimental Modernism” section of See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. Experiment with long exposure, motion blurring, and using filters. The workshop also features a unique scope scape, with music by avant-garde composers such as Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin, Anton Webern (some of whom collaborated with a number of photographers in this exhibition) and by electronic music producer Jeff Mills.
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca is a multimedia artist and writer. He has created projects at LACMA and MOCA in Los Angeles, and his artwork has been exhibited in Parco Museum, G/P Gallery, and the Mori Museum/Mado Lounge in Tokyo.
LACMA, BP Grand Entrance | 7–10 pm
Free, tickets required; college ID required
Note: A ticket admits one to College Night and the exhibitions See the Light and Calder and Abstraction. Parking is free at all LACMA lots after 7 pm. Bring your own mobile device for art making workshops. | Facebook Event
Plan Your Visit
STANDBY ONLY: Tickets for this event are no longer available for reservation in advance. A standby line will form at 6 pm on the BP Grand Entrance on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of tickets being made available to guests in this line.