The county of Los Angeles has announced museums, zoos, galleries and aquariums can reopen and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is preparing to open its doors to the public, but until then LACMA @ Home continues to bring art to Angelenos.
This week LACMA @ Home highlights a short film about artist Catherine Opie and her practice that demands visibility for her community and perspective. Viewers can also learn about photography techniques using shadows and listen to the jazz stylings of Roy Gaines.
Opie is an American fine-art photographer who studies the connections between mainstream and infrequent society by specializing in portraiture, studio and landscape photography. Most of her photography is related to sexual identity.
LACMA @ Home presents a short film sharing Opie’s emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography.
LACMA staff also produced a short video on its YouTube channel teaching the importance of lights and shadows in capturing photos. The video is in English and Spanish.
Additionally, Mitch Glickman interviews guitarist Roy Gaines and the members of his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra, in celebration of African American Music Appreciation month, for an episode of “Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians.”
Listen to the episode at lacma.org/athome/listen/jazz-at-lacma.
Lastly, LACMA staff has curated a post at its blog Unframed sharing resources on creating safe and productive spaces – both virtual and in-person- for discussion and action in an effort to foster diversity, equity and inclusion. For information, visit lacma.org.
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