LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Includes a post-screening conversation with Heather Lenz

The Japanese Folding Fan in the Hands of Modernity

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

The folding fan has long been an icon of Japan in the Western imagination. How is it that such a dynamic and long-lived genre in East Asia came to occupy such a marginal place in modern art history? Guided by this question, this lecture will tell the global history of these sophisticated objects, from Japan’s Heian period (794–1192 CE) to their contemporary relevance in the twenty-first century.

Artist Talk: Takashi Murakami

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Discussion with artist Takashi Murakami who draws from traditional Japanese painting, sci-fi, anime, and the global art market to create paintings, sculptures, and films populated by repeated motifs and mutating characters.


LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignified resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.


Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Underpinned by Japan's unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. Through December 8th.

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Performance: LA Nebuta

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

On display will be an enormous paper lantern float. A series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers will take place in front of the float.

Cur-ATE: A Vegan Adventure to Japan

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Tour LACMA's exhibition "Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art," then move to Ray’s & Stark Bar to enjoy a creative vegan Japanese dinner.