Los Angeles Art Weekend is a new annual arts festival, taking place from April 10–13 that highlights the city’s vast array of creative talent working in art, architecture, design, and film. You are invited to sign up to participate in special events happening throughout the weekend to discover or reacquaint yourself with L.A.’s rich artistic landscape. Programs, exhibitions, and events are scheduled throughout Los Angeles Art Weekend at venues that include some of the city’s best retailers, exhibition spaces, museums, and galleries.

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

    • FRIDAY SCHEDULE
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  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Italian Cultural Institute presents the opening of a new exhibition by noted industrial and product designer, Enzo Mari.
    1023 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

    7:00 pm
    The Hammer Museum, Steidl and Los Angeles Art Weekend present a special screening and book preview of A Maysles Scrapbook with legendary filmmaker and documentarian, Albert Maysles, at the Billy Wilder Theater.
    Free admission; first come, first served.

    10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Catherine Opie exhibition opening at Regen Projects II.
    9016 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

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    12:00 – 9:00 pm
    Downtown Art Walk: A self-guided tour that showcases the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles — commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues.

    12:30 pm
    Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking. BCAM at LACMA
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Blossom – Happy Hour at Moss.
    8444 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069

    8:00 pm
    UCLA Live presents the premiere of Laurie Anderson’s Homeland at Royce Hall.
    Call (310) 825-2101.
    340 Royce Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90095

    LOS ANGELES ART WEEKEND is produced by Black Frame in collaboration with ForYourArt.

    4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Blossom – Happy Hour. Stop by for a glass of wine beneath a Blossom Chandelier by Tord Boontje for Swarovski at Moss.
    8444 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069

    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    agnès b. and ANP Quarterly host the opening of Brent Stewart’s Mister Lonely Portraits, photographed on the set of Harmony Korine’s new film.
    100 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048

    7:00 pm
    Storefront for Art and Architecture presents its first Pop-Up Storefront.
    7176 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

    11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Extended hours at the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, designed by Renzo Piano. New outdoor public projects by Chris Burden and Robert Irwin on view.
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    7:00 pm
    MAK Center for Art and Architecture presents a conversation between filmmakers Heinz Emigholz and Thom Anderson.
    835 N. Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069

    7:30 pm
    Friday Night at the Getty Center featuring a rare solo concert with celebrated singer-songwriter, Iris DeMent.
    Call (310) 440-7300.
    1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049

    SATURDAY SCHEDULE

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Opening reception at Honor Fraser: André Ethier: Vancouver Before Christ & Cathy Akers: Hertopia: An Illustrated History of the New World
    2622 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Opening reception at Kim Light: Francine Spiegel, Kathy Grayson, Misaki Kawai, Eva Lewitt
    Project Room: Christina Malbek
    2656 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Royal/T presents the opening of the first Japanese “Maid Café” in the United States. Artist Masayuki Yoshinaga will be on hand to sign copies of his Phaidon book, Gothic & Lolita.
    RSVP required: rsvp@fyaworld.com
    8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    10:00 pm
    The Weimar New York theatrical cabaret juxtaposes Weimar-era Berlin with the contemporary downtown performance scene in New York City. At The Green Door. Thursday-Sunday
    1429 Ivar Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028

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    1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Tiffany Godoy signs copies of her book, Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion–Tokyo at Ron Robinson at Fred Segal
    8118 Melrose Ave Los Angeles CA 9004

    2:00 pm
    American Drawings Colloquium at LACMA. Free, but reservations are necessary. Call (323) 857-6028.
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Blossom – Happy Hour at Moss.
    8444 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069

    SUNDAY SCHEDULE

    2:00 pm Storefront for Art and Architecture presents a Conversation on Soviet Architecture in the 20th Century including Barry Bergdoll (Chief Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA, New York).
    7176 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

    3:00 pm The Ferus Gallery: A Place To Begin: Screenings & Discussion. Hosted by Kristine McKenna.
    Call (310) 260-1528 Aero Theater
    1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403

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    2:00 pm
    Installation Lecture: International Modernism Reconsidered: Exhibiting its Germanic Roots. Bing Theater at LACMA. Free, no reservations.
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Master of Fine Arts Open Studios.
    24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355

    3:00 pm
    REDCAT presents Compagnie Julie Dossavi: P.I. (Pays) or Présentations intimes.
    Call (213) 237-2800.
    631 W 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90212

    7:00 pm
    Dutch film-maker Rene Daalder presents his work in progress Here is Always Somewhere Else, a documentary on the life, death and influence of Bas Jan Ader. At TELIC Arts Exchange Suggested donation: $5 at the door.
    975 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012

    — Anthony P. Munoz
    apmunoz.com

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