PLEASE DON'T RSVP FOR THE LACMA EXHIBITIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE RESERVED YOUR TICKETS! THESE SHOWS WILL BE VERY POPULAR AND WEEKEND TICKETS WILL BE HARD, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO GET IF YOU WAIT TOO LONG...SEE BELOW* FOR TICKETING INFORMATION.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, what's one to do? Consider this LACMA adventure: Brunch at Callendar's Grille (at 11:30) to feed the body, followed by the art of Carravaggio (at 1:00 PM) and Stanley Kubrick (at 2:30 PM) to feed the mind...with plenty of time to get home and watch your favorite shows on HBO!
LACMA has made this artistic double bill nearly irresistible by pricing both exhibits for the price of one. If you're a LACMA member, admission is free...just make a reservation for each exhibition. If not, the fee for both exhibitions is just $20. There is NO admission without a timed ticket.
*In order to get your timed ticket for either exhibition, go to the LACMA website, and click on the "Add to Basket" button next to "Caravaggio Advance Ticketing," choose 1:00 PM as the time, and fill out the relevant information as required. Do the same for "Stanley Kubrick Advance Ticketing," choosing 2:30 PM for the time. The website says that if you get a ticket for one exhibition, you will be automatically forwarded to the other exhibition, but this didn't work when I did it. I had to get each reservation separately.
You can do any part, or all, but please comment on what you want to do when you RSVP, such as "All", or "LACMA only", or "Brunch only" so that I have some idea who to look for and when.
FYI: This event is being cross-posted with a coed group, so it is not a "women only" event.
Here's the timeline:
11:30 AM: Brunch at Callendar's Grille, just a block away from the museum, then:
1:00 PM: Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy.
Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacyintroduces the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most popular artists of the past, rivaling in fame both Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The stories of Caravaggio's life are legend, more myth than history, describing traits of personality, including passion and brutality, that came to describe the unique qualities of his work. He revolutionized painting in Rome at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. The exhibition, made up of 56 works in all, including a record eight works by Caravaggio himself, covers the evolution of his style. Caravaggio's legacy is expressed in work by about twenty artists from Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands who carried into the late 17th century the strangeness, beauty and raw emotion of his work.
2:30 PM: Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition exploresNapoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.
After 4 PM: Ask me when we're done...:)