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Celebrate your love of art and the art of love at All You Need is Love: Valentine’s Day Tours and Dinner at LACMA this Valentine’s Day. Your evening begins with a 30-minute guided tour of the galleries featuring European masterpieces, which feature some of the most romantic stories as told through art. After the tour, enjoy a RED pop-up dinner in the LACMA Café, with a three-course gourmet menu inspired by the works of art seen on the tour. Reservations are available for the following: 7:30 pm tour, which includes a dinner seating at 8:00 pm; or an 8:00 pm tour, with dinner following at 8:30 pm.

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With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.

Resnick Pavilion.  LACMA

WHAT: All You Need Is Love: Valentine’s Day Tours And Dinner At LACMA
WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014 | 7:30 pm
WHERE:
LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90036

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: LACMA members $60, general guest $75

CONTACT INFO: (323) 857-6010

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We have all seen those trucks on the road carrying a ‘wide load,’ but this load trumps them all. No boulder this size has been moved since ancient times! This exhibit will be ground breaking, historic, and beautiful. Watch for this giant boulder as it makes its journey from quarry to museum over the next few days.

Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA‘s campus, over which will be placed the 340-ton granite megalith. Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1968, but discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later, in Riverside County, California. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. Taken whole, Levitated Mass speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering.

The quarry where the boulder was taken resides in Jurupa Valley, in Riverside County. After months of research, engineering studies, and collaboration with officials in four counties and twenty-two cities, engineers at Emmert International have established a fairly circuitous route that avoids freeways, overpasses, and any streets or bridges deemed too weak to support the transporter and cargo.

The transport will take eleven nights all together, with movement happening only at night—traveling about 8 miles per hour roughly between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am each night.

The boulder started its move this Tuesday, February 28, and will arrive to LACMA early in the morning on Saturday, March 10. During each day it will be parked in specially identified areas. These daytime stops will be your best and most convenient opportunities to see the boulder during this historic move.

This is the path the boulder will take from the quarry in Riverside County to its permanent location at LACMA.

Once the megalith arrives to LACMA, they will spend the next few weeks installing it over the 456-foot-long slot behind the Resnick Pavilion. The exhibit will allow visitors to walk down a corridor cut in the ground, the deepest level at 15 feet and be able to view a 340-ton boulder, which is as tall as the Resnick Pavilion building it will be next to, from the bottom. The artwork will be ready for public viewing in the late spring/early summer.

Watch a video of construction workers moving the rock here.

Stay tuned for updates and exhibit information.

WHAT: Levitated Mass Exhibit
WHEN: Late spring/early summer
WHERE: LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles CA 90036

CONTACT INFO: (323) 857-6000

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Another year of celebrities, red carpets, and movie magic; the Academy Awards have set the standard and have created a rich history for motion pictures. Soon you will be able to relive this history and excitement at a brand new museum dedicated to the art of cinema and the Oscar Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have taken a step toward realizing a museum dedicated to motion pictures and the creation of a new and unique cultural center for the city of Los Angeles.  The two organizations are discussing details for the Academy to begin developing plans for fundraising, design, exhibitions, visitor experience, and modifications for this historic museum.

The Academy will provide a much needed destination for cultural tourists and Angelenos to learn more about cinema. The new museum will be a world-class destination that is a tangible representation of the Academy’s mission. And the idea of the museum being part of a larger cultural center for the arts, is incredibly compelling to the Academy Board.

Plans by various groups to create a movie museum date back to the mid-1960s. Now the Academy will mount a new fundraising campaign for the museum, which will give visitors an entertaining and interactive experience illuminating the way movies reflect culture and the impact they have upon it. The museum is expected to feature both permanent and rotating exhibitions inside the facility’s 300,000 gross square feet.

Finally, the  industry will have a dedicated space where they can inform and excite people about the endless range and possibilities of motion pictures. This new facility will make the resources and activities even more visible and accessible all year round.

Stay tuned for more news and for the museums opening date!

WHAT: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum
WHEN: TBA
WHERE: LACMA

CONTACT INFO: http://www.oscars.org/

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