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The American way of art

Lecture series on American art, culture and philosophy

Image: Henry Inman No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief 1832–33 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee, photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

Sundays 1-29 September & 13-27 October 2013
10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Showcase: America CANCELLED

A professional development event for teachers

Image: Henry Inman No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief 1832–33 (detail) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee, photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

Saturday 9 November 2013, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Skulls and flowers

Free drop-in art-making activity for all ages

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe Horse’s skull with pink rose 1931 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Museum Associates/LACMA

Saturday 9 November 2013, 11am-3pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Live music with Brian Campeau

American folk songs

Image: Brian Campeau

Saturday 9 November 2013, 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Mapping the American experience

PJ Brownlee, associate curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

Image: Jefferson David Chalfant The blacksmith 1900-07 (detail), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund

Saturday 9 November 2013, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Portraits in colonial America

David Barquist, curator of American decorative arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Image: Charles Willson Peale Portrait of John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and their daughter Anne 1772 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased for the Cadwalader Collection with funds contributed by the Mabel Pew Myrin Trust and the gift of an anonymous donor 1983

Saturday 9 November 2013, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Live music with The Morrisons

Bluegrass, country and honky tonk

Image: The Morrisons

Saturday 9 November 2013, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Directors forum

Hosted by Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National

Image: Jackson Pollock No 22 1950 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Albert M Greenfield and Elizabeth M Greenfield Collection, 1974 © Jackson Pollock. ARS, Licensed by Viscopy

Saturday 9 November 2013, 3pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

American technique and studio practice

David Bomford, director of conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Image: Severin Roesen Victorian bouquet 1850-55 (detail), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase with funds provided by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund

Sunday 10 November 2013, 12pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Finding the American in American art

Chris McAuliffe, curatorial consultant for the exhibition

Image: Jacob Lawrence Bar-b-que 1942 (detail), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J Terra Collection Art Acquisition Fund © 2013 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York.

Sunday 10 November 2013, 1pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Live music with Baz's Trio of Jazz

Hits from the jazz age

Image: Aaron 'Baz’ Flower

Sunday 10 November 2013
12pm, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Symposium: Revolutionary ideas

Perspectives on the building of an American nation

Image: Unknown artist Portrait of a black sailor (Paul Cuffe?) 1800 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Cecile Bartman

Saturday 16 November 2013, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Draw our Thanksgiving centrepiece

Drop-in drawing activity with Contempo

Image: Eileen Mayo Pumpkin 1962 (detail) purchased 1962 © AGNSW

Wednesday 27 November 2013
7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Party: The dance era BOOKED OUT

Kick off the festive season with us

Saturday 30 November 2013, 7.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Access workshop: America and abstraction CANCELLED

Art-making activity for children with disability, their families or carers

Image: Stuart Davis Something on the eight ball 1953–54 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the Adele Haas Turner and Beatrice Pastorius Turner Memorial Fund 1954 © Stuart Davis. VAGA, Licensed by Viscopy

Sunday 1 December 2013, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free, bookings recommended

Coffee morning: America

For members and guests

Image: Thomas Moran Grand Canyon of the Colorado River 1892–1908 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Graeme Lorimer, 1975

Tuesday 3 December 2013, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Access workshop: America's natural and built environment

A sensory and tactile workshop for people with disability

Image: Edward Hopper House at dusk 1935 (detail), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, John Barton Payne Fund © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel

Friday 6 December 2013, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free, bookings recommended

Exhibition talks: America

Short talks by experts on themes and works in the exhibition

Image: Erastus Salisbury Field Portrait of a woman said to be Clarissa Gallond Cook, in front of a cityscape 1838 (detail), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund

Wednesdays 7.15pm
13 November – 11 December 2013

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Badges of honour

Free drop-in art-making activity

Wednesday 8 & 15 January 2014, 7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

American stories school holiday workshop

Sessions for ages 3-13

Image: John Singer Sargent Portrait of Mrs Edward L Davis and her son, Livingston Davis 1890 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Frances and Armand Hammer Purchase Fund. Photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

Monday-Friday 6-17 January 2014
See listing for details

Location: Information desk
Charges apply

Interactive art: America

Opening weekend and school holiday performance

Image: Open Stage Productions

Saturday and Sunday 9-10 November 2013, 11am
Monday and Tuesdays 6-21 January 2014, 1.30pm

Duration 40 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Access workshop: Creating the wild west

Art-making activity for children with disability, their families or carers

Image: William Jewett The promised land 1850 (detail), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J Terra Collection

Wednesday 22 January 2014, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free, bookings recommended

Pioneer paper patchwork

Free drop-in art-making activity for children

Image: Unknown artist He that tileth his land shall be satisfied 1850 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch 1965

Monday to Friday 6-24 January 2014
11am - 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Cafe foyer
Free

Painting a notion

School holiday performance

Image: Etcetera Duo

Wednesday to Friday 8-24 January 2014
1.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Sunday 26 January 2014 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music with The Green Mohair Suits

Join in and boot scoot in the Gallery

Image: The Green Mohair Suits

Wednesday 29 January 2014
7.15-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

How the West was won

Drop in to our photo booth

Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Korean-language guided tours: America

한국어 안내 투어: 아메리카

Image: Mary Cassatt A woman and a girl driving 1881 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the WP Wilstach Fund 1921

Fridays 17, 31 January 2014, 12pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Free viewing for members

America: painting a nation

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe Horse’s skull with pink rose 1931 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Museum Associates/LACMA

Thursday 7 November 2013, 2-5pm
Sunday 10 November 2013, 5.15-8pm
Sunday 2 February 2014, 8-10am

Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Friends around the Domain

Join your fellow culture lovers on a day of discovery

Image courtesy Australian National Botanic Gardens

Sunday 2 February 2014, 8am-5pm

Duration 9 hours
Free

Concert: American music and art

With Simon Tedeschi and Sally Whitwell

Image: Henry Inman No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief 1832–33 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee, photo: Museum Associates/LACMA

Sunday 2 February 2014, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Grand Courts
Free

Art Club: America

For members’ children aged 9–12

Saturday 1, Sunday 2 February 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Celebrity events: America

Talks and performances

Image: Marcia Hines

Wednesdays 6.30pm
13 November, 27 November - 11 December 2013
8 January - 29 January & 5 February 2014

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

America’s painted word

Spoken word and live beats

Image: Miles Merrill

Saturday 9 November 2013, 2pm
Wednesdays 8 January - 5 February 2014, 7.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Face up mask workshop

Free drop-in art-making activity

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 7.30-9.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Live music: America

The sounds of America

Image: Jo Fabro

Wednesdays 7.15-8pm & 8.30-9.30pm
13 & 27 November - 11 December 2013
8 - 22 January & 5 February 2014

Location: Entrance court
Free

Community access workshop: Sublime America

Art-making activity for people of all ages and abilities

Image: William Keith Yosemite Valley 1875 (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, AT Jergins Bequest, photo © Museum Associates / LACMA

Thursdays 28 November 2013, 6 February 2014
11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free, bookings recommended

Audio-description tour: America

For blind or vision-impaired visitors

Image: Winslow Homer A temperance meeting 1874 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the John Howard McFadden Jr Fund, 1956

10 November, 5 December 2013 & 9 February 2014
11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tours: America

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Mary Cassatt A woman and a girl driving 1881 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased with the WP Wilstach Fund 1921

9 November 2013 - 9 February 2014
except 24, 25 Dec and 1 Jan
11am daily
1pm daily from 11 Nov
5.30pm Wednesdays except 18 Dec

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Epic America film series

A cinematic history

Image: Still from Lincoln

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
6 November - 15 December 2013
8 January - 9 February 2014

Special screenings:
Saturday 2pm, 11, 18 & 25 January, 1 February 2014
Monday 2pm, 27 January 2014

Location: Domain Theatre
Free