NexGen Family Days

Family Days

Andell Family Sundays
12:30–3:30 pm | Free, see locations below
Join Sunday programs designed especially for families. Make art, explore the museum, or join a bilingual gallery tour. Most of all—have fun!

Art of the Samurai

January 4, 11, 18, 25 | 12:30 pm
Samurai were revered and feared warriors of Japan. Check out magnificent swords and images of samurai in the installation of Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles. Then, in artist-led workshops, make your own samurai-inspired helmet and other projects.
Los Angeles Times Central Court | Free and open to the public

Abstract Art

February 1, 8, 15, 22 | 12:30 pm
Experimentation happens in all sorts of ways in art. Artists play with materials, subjects, colors, or sizes. Check out contemporary art by artists such as Mark Bradford, Gerhard Richter, and Analia Saban in the exhibition Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, then make your own experimental art.
North Piazza | Free and open to the public

Art of Ancient Colombia

March 1, 8, 29 | 12:30 pm
View the special exhibition Ancient Colombia: A Journey through the Cauca Valley for an opportunity to see works of art from an ancient culture. Check out instruments—such as ocarina and flutes and clay vessels—and objects that reflect the lives of the people that made them. Make your own instruments in art workshops.
Los Angeles Times Central Court | Free and open to the public

Be sure to visit BCAM to see more than one thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, which is in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

Andell Family Sundays is supported by Andrew and Ellen Hauptman and the Hauptman Family Foundation and the John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation. Outreach and transportation for Andell Family Sundays are supported by Tally and Bill Mingst. 


Target Free Holiday Mondays

Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Monday, January 19, 2015 | 11 am–5 pm | *Free, tickets required
Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with bilingual tours, free programs, art-making activities, and live music by Minyo Station at 12:30 and 2:45 pm.

Minyo Station is at the forefront of a movement to infuse a new sound into traditional Japanese folk music. Unique yet familiar, their sound is a multicultural twist melding elements of Western music genres such as rock, R&B, and jazz with the melodies and structure of Minyo, Japanese folk music that has been passed down for generations through the many villages of Japan. Minyo Station has performed extensive throughout Southern California and in San Francisco to multicultural, enthusiastic audiences both young and old. They offer their unique sound to share Minyo in a different style, while keeping the traditional music.

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 16, 2015 | 11 am–5 pm | *Free, tickets required
Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with bilingual tours, free programs, art-making activities, and live music by Chuck and Yolanda Kaimikaua at 12:30 and 2:45 pm.

Chuck and Yolanda Kaimikaua, award-winning ukelele player and hula dancer, celebrate Presidents' Day with Hawaiian music. Ukelele master Chuck Kaimikaua has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He was awarded the Durfee Foundation’s Master Musicians Fellowship and the California Traditional Music Society’s L.A. Treasures Award for Hawaiian Music. Yolanda is a professional hula dancer and teacher who earned many awards locally, nationally, and internationally, including the 2008 California Traditional Music Society’s Elaine Weissman Award for the Hula and Hawaiian Music.

*Does not include admission to Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection and Nature and The American Vision: The Hudson River School.
* To ensure a safe and pleasant visitor experience, tickets to the Boone Children's Gallery on Target Free Holiday Monday will be timed and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your free timed ticket in the Boone Children's Gallery on the day of the event. Timed tickets allow for a thirty minute visit.


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