This video follows Clarissa Esguerra, Assistant Curator, and Melinda Kerstein, Mount Maker in the Department of Costume & Textiles, while they get a mannequin dressed and ready for the exhibition Reigning Men. The ensemble shown here features a a silk embroidered coat that was made around 1800 in France.
Michael Govan talks with National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman about the NEA's agenda, including the Our Town grants that provide more than $6.5 million in funding to support the arts as an integral part of revitalizing communities. The discussion explores the NEA’s recent research on arts engagement, the impact of declining art education on public participation in the arts, and Chairman Landesman’s interest in theater and country music. The NEA is the largest national annual funder of the arts in the U.S.
This video covers the recent and more distant history of an eighteenth-century period room and its remarkable journey from Damascus to Los Angeles. It documents a four-year long process of study and conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Now restored, the room exudes a kind of grace, warmth and beauty, which is in keeping with its original function as a place for welcoming guests.
In the early morning hours just before dawn on March 10th, 2012, the transporter carrying the megalith used to create Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass at LACMA arrived at the museum. The transporter traveled through four counties (Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles) and 22 cities in a carefully orchestrated journey that attracted thousands of bystanders. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest moved since ancient times.
Curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography and the Prints and Drawings Department Britt Salvesen talks about the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium on view at LACMA through July 31, 2016.
Frame x Frame: Reimagining the Everyday is a tour and digital animation workshop for seventh grade students. Teaching Artists lead students on a tour of the collection, analyzing how artists have transformed ordinary objects in unexpected ways. Following the tour, students visit the studio where they re-imagine everyday items by combining the traditional art of drawing with technology. Learn more.