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Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

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Hear professionals in the worlds of art, music, and costume design reflect on Chagall's designs for the ballet and opera. Featuring costume designer Albert Wolsky, costume historian Bobi Garland, visual artist Frances Stark, opera director and Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage exhibition designer Yuval Sharon, LACMA installation specialist Melinda Kerstein, and LACMA curators of Costume & Textiles Clarissa Esguerra and Kaye Spilker. 

The exhibition is on view through January 7, 2018.

Artist, Carolina Caycedo, gives a walkthrough of her artist book Serpent River Book. She demonstrates how the book is folded into this serpent-shaped object, explains the meaning behind the visuals she chose, and shows the map that inspired this project. This artwork is on view in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy. 


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In 2004, Paul Hasegawa Overacker interviewed Sarah Charlesworth for the series "Pictures Generation Artist." The exhibition Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld is on view through February 4, 2018.


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Michelle Rich was leading an archaeological excavation of monumental funerary pyramids iat El Perú-Waka’, Petén, Guatemala, when they discovered a ruler's tomb (Burial 39) that contained the remains of a ceremonial figurine scene. This rare find, the meticulous documentation by the archaeologists, and the rigorous conservation of these figurines, provide an important frame of reference for interpreting individual figurines in LACMA's collection. This figurine scene from burial 39 and a selection of art works from LACMA's collection are on display in the exhibition Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines.

In this video, Diana Magaloni, Director of the Program for Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Michelle Rich, Post-Doctoral Mellon Fellow in the Art of the Ancient Americas Department, talk about the excavation, explain what the figurine scene portrays, and discuss what we can learn from this find.


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