September 29, 2008 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Calendar: Photography at LACMA
September 29, 2008

Calendar: Photography at LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036

October 2, 2008 – Conversation between Artists: Walid Raad and Allan Sekula
October 10, 2008 – Conversations with Artists: Collier Schorr
October 30, 2008- Panel Discussion: A Picture You Already Know
Participants: Amy Adler, Alex Slade, and Penelope Umbrico
November 15, 2008 – A Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA
November 17, 2008 – Panel Discussion: Why Photography Now?
Participants: Charlotte Cotton, Leslie Hewitt, A. L. Steiner
December 4, 2008 – Conversation between Artists: Allen Ruppersberg and Allan McCollum
January 10, 2009 – LACMA-curated day of programs at Photo LA 2009
January 27, 2009 – Conversations with Artists & Screening: Judy Fiskin
February 19, 2009 – Lecture & Book Signing: Michael Fried

Words Without Pictures:

Our exciting yearlong project Words Without Pictures is coming to a conclusion. This is your last chance to participate in our online discussion forums and related live events. Check and for information about the remaining essays, the forthcoming publication, and our grand finale event.


October 5, 2008–February 1, 2009
Exhibition: A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
Ahmanson Building, Level 1

LACMA is proud to announce the acquisition of the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection of outstanding historical photographs. Thanks to the generosity of the Annenberg Foundation, highlights from the collection, including works by Roger Fenton, Gustav Le Gray, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, and Edward Steichen, will be on view, in a tribute to local collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon.

October 26, 2008–March 1, 2009
Exhibition: Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008
Hammer Building, Level 2 (Plaza)

The first major exhibition to explore the ways in which photography and celebrity have interacted and changed, with portraits from Vanity Fair‘s early publishing period (1913–1936) displayed alongside contemporary examples from the magazine’s archive (1982–present). This exhibition examines the values, styles, and technologies that have defined both epochs of celebrity and magazine culture.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Vanity Fairand the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Related exhibition programming:

• October 26, 2008 – Screening: Pretty Things, dir. Liz Goldwyn, 2005
Q&A and book signing with Liz Goldwyn

January 11, 2009 – Screening: Grey Gardens, dirs. Ellen Hovde, David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Muffie Meyer, 1976
Q&A with Albert Maysles & Liz Goldwyn

February 8, 2009 – Screening: Thin, Lauren Greenfield, 2006
Q&A with Lauren Greenfield and Liz Goldwyn

February 22, 2009 – Screening: Model, dir. Frederick Wiseman, 1980

February 24, 2009 – Panel Discussion: Constructing Celebrity

Tickets are available at the box office one hour before programs begin.
Please enter the museum through the Wilshire Boulevard entrance.

Check the museum’s website for further details and updates throughout the year:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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