As part of a new outreach initiative, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will host art and film programs in nine southern California communities. The LACMA9 Art + Film Lab is a free, participatory interactive space where the public can learn and experiment with art and filmmaking.
LACMA9 Art + Film, which is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation, will spend dive weeks in each community and a Jorge Pardo-designed mobile building will house the Lab. The program will travel to Redlands, San Bernardino, Altadena, Monterey Park, Hacienda Heights, Montebello, Compton, Inglewood, and Torrance.
The sixteen-month program will commence this summer at the University of Redlands from June 7-July 7. The LACMA9 Art + Film Lab will offer an opening night celebration, film workshops, an oral history project from community members, outdoor film screenings, and a day of free admission to LACMA at the end of each five-week residency.
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan said, “The mobile Art + Film Lab is an innovative way for LACMA to reach out to some of the many diverse communities in southern California, in such a way as to highlight the intersection between art and film and emphasize the importance of community.”
Pardo’s mobile structure will house the art, film and oral history-making areas. There will also be an adjacent space for outdoor films. Installation artist Nicole Miller will be on hand to work with residents in each site “to create new video works that explore subjectivity and self representation as tools for the possible reconstruction of lost histories,” according to a press release.
Jane Burrell, LACMA’s senior vice president of Education and Public Programs said, “We look forward to spending time within our nine partner communities and are excited for the opportunity to build on our efforts to reach audiences unfamiliar with 3 LACMA, with the goal of introducing the museum as an accessible cultural resource.”
For more information and schedules, visit the LACMA website.