Reminder for those in Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m., LACMA's Decorative Arts and Design Council is hosting A New Look at Old Rooms: The Renovation of the American Period Rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Amelia Peck, Met curator of American Decorative Arts. General admission to the lecture, scheduled to take place at LACMA's Brown Auditorium, is $20. For tickets call (323) 857-6528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For virtual visitors, LACMA offers the Reading Room. Currently available for online viewing are ten exhibition catalogues that relate to Southern California Art from the 1960s and 1970s. There is no charge to read or simply flip through the books, so this a great resource for students.
And on the museum's YouTube page, LACMA Senior Curator Stephanie Barron shares quick overviews of the catalogues. In the images shown here she is holding the Ed Ruscha-designed book made to accompany a 1969 exhibition of Billy Al Bengston's work. Architect Frank Gehry designed the installation.
[Screengrabs via LACMA's YouTube page.]