The documentary about the visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, whose work was the subject of a 2019 exhibition at the Guggenheim that became that museum’s most-visited exhibition ever, was directed by Halina Dyrschka.
Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.
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LAM Goes BOOM: A Pride Celebration
To celebrate Pride Month, join the Laguna Art Museum for a night to pay homage to Laguna’s bygone gay bars like the famed The Boom Boom Room. Fred Karger’s documentary Save the Boom will be screened in the museum’s galleries, and then let the dancing begin with DJ SoulFire!
Artist Spotlight: Russell Crotty
Join Artist Russell Crotty and LAM Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner for a special conversation on Crotty’s work that’s on view in Southern California Contemporary Art: Gifts from the Stuart Spence and Judith Vida-Spence Collection.
Kids’ Night Out: Pizza Party with the Spence Col …
Kids take over the museum for a special, fun-filled night with dinner, art activities, and an interactive scavenger hunt around the museum. Caregivers and parents can enjoy a night out, too, as our education team takes over to guide the young learners on an exploration of the museum exhibitions and provide opportunities for hands-on artmaking activities.
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