‘Oscar Night;’ exhibits on Museum Row; Free-For-All March 23

| February 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

OSCAR NIGHT is all aglow again this year on Museum Row at the Academy Museum.
©Academy Museum Foundation, Photo by Betsy Youree

See art from around the world, crafts made by local artists, Ice Age animals come to life and Oscar-winning movies — all at the world-class museums on the Miracle Mile

Here is a sampling of what’s being offered:

What better way to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night (Sun., March 10) than at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which will hold its third annual “Oscar Night” in sync with the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre? Formal attire is suggested for your entrance on the red carpet at the Walt Disney Company Piazza followed by an Oscar-worthy viewing party.

Watch screenings of some of the award-winning films March 14-17 in the grand David Geffen Theater.

Upcoming, trace the history of the global epicenter of cinema in the exhibit “Hollywoodland: Jewish Founders and the Making of a Movie Capital,” opening Sun., May 19.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., academymuseum.org.

RE-WOVEN, 2023, Minga Opazo. Recycled clothing, Oyster mushroom, mycelium.
Collection of the artist

Fabrics recycled from landfills are remade into works of art in the exhibit “Power in Every Thread: Maria A. Guzmán Capron and Minga Opazo,” at the Craft Contemporary. The exhibit’s curator explores historic and contemporary associations to textiles in a walk-through on Sun., March 17, at 11:30 a.m.

“Art Iran: Falling into Language” features nine artists’ expressions of the Persian alphabet. Exhibit co-curators will guide a walk-through of the group exhibition on Sun., April 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Both exhibits are on view through May 5.

Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd. craftcontemporary.org

ARTIST Erich Lichtblau-Leskly’s depiction of Shabbat in the Theresienstadt Ghetto is at the Holocaust Museum LA.

“To Paint is To Live: Art & Resistance in Theresienstadt” at the Holocaust Museum LA ­ features the work of four Jewish artists who captured life in a Nazi-run faux “settlement” or “spa town,” through Nov. 30.

Survivor talks are held regularly at the museum. This month, Joe Alexander tells of surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau on Sun., March 10, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Journalist Patt Morrison joins scholar and author Steve Ross to discuss the “History of Antisemitism in Los Angeles” on Wed., March 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Drive, holocaustmuseumla.org.

Ice Age Encounters returns to the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum with its 15-minute show featuring a life-size saber-toothed cat puppet, a live performance and film projections that bring the Ice Age to life. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

See millions of fossils of mammoths, dire wolves and other animals found at the tar pits inside the museum while, outside, excavation continues of the fossils of animals that were trapped in the sticky tar here eons ago.

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., tarpits.org.

Free drop-in workshops are offered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Boone Children’s Gallery. Visitors of all ages can explore brush painting on Sat., March 9, at 11 a.m.

Also free is Andell Family Sundays “Fancy Feast” on March 3, 10 and 24, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This drop-in workshop draws inspiration from the LACMA exhibit “Dining with the Sultan.”

STANDARD STATION, 1966, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Acquisition Fund.
© Ed Ruscha, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

The “Ed Ruscha / Now Then” exhibit opens at BCAM at LACMA on Sun., April 7, and continues through Oct. 6. The artist drew inspiration from the city of Los Angeles’ landscape, its parking lots, streets and buildings.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., lacma.org

Junior Concours premieres this month at the Petersen Automotive Museum with a design challenge for innovators under 18 who are passionate about cars. Submit entries in the following categories — Dream Machines; The Future, Today; and Off-Roading Off-Planet — by March 23.

Exhibits, preschool activities and events for all ages are also offered.

Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd.,  Petersen.org.

SoCal Free-For-All

SoCal Museums’ Free-for-All Day annual celebration where dozens of museums will offer free admission is on Sat., March 23. Local particpating museums are: the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Craft Contemporary, Holocaust Museum LA, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Visit socalmuseums.org.

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