The myth is explored through film and art at local museums.

 

ONGOING
ART MUSE LOS ANGELES: THE GREATER MUSEUM OF LA
Art Muse Los Angeles becomes our Orphic guide to “the Greater Museum of L.A.” This online map helps Angelenos discover the astonishingly rich and fascinating works of art found within our museums, galleries and public spaces that reveal facets of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. Paintings and sculptures are paired with poetry, facts and musical excerpts across the city’s landscape. You will want to look twice and thrice, if not backwards too, at the numerous works of art that illustrate the myth’s enduring power to enchant us.
Beginning Dec 2019

JAN 28 // 7:30 PM
KANDIS WILLIAMS’ EURYDICE
Artist Kandis Williams hosts a screening of Eurydice from several performative iterations. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Bracha L. Ettinger, Alex Zhang Hungtai, and herself, exploring aesthetic decisions around loss, trauma, the Artist’s role in transforming affect into form and their work together on several iterations of the Eurydice project.
LOCATION: The Hammer Museum
TICKETS AND INFO: Free Admission Available 1 hour before program
One per person; first come, first served hammer.ucla.edu

FEB 14, 21, 28 // 6 PM
FILM SERIES: THE ORPHIC TRILOGY

The Norton Simon Museum screens the Orphic Trilogy, three masterpieces of French cinema by Jean Cocteau. Shot over three decades, the films use the classical Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a means to explore the complex relationships between reality and the imagination, creator and the creation.

Film Series: The Orphic Trilogy
FEB 14 // 6–6:50 PM The Blood of a Poet (1930)
FEB 21 // 6–7:35 PM Orpheus (1950)
FEB 28 // 6–7:20 PM Testament of Orpheus (1959)

LOCATION: Norton Simon Museum
TICKETS AND INFO: Screenings are included with museum admission nortonsimon.org

FEB 23 // 12 PM-4 PM
PAINT OUT WITH THE CALIFORNIA ART CLUB

The historic California Art Club, which has been documenting in artwork the history of the Golden State and its iconic landmarks and cultural institutions for more than a century, will celebrate LA Opera’s world premiere of Eurydice with a “paint-out”. During this special event, which will take place on the closing day for Eurydice, artists will set-up the tools of their trade to create new artwork inspired by not only scenes from this opera, but also the beloved façade and interiors of the Pavilion itself. Patrons with tickets for the matinee performance are invited to watch the artists at work both before the opera begins and during intermission. The works of art created during this paint-out will be displayed at a later date in a special exhibition at the Music Center.
LOCATION: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
TICKETS AND INFO: californiaartclub.org
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JAN 15 // 7:30 PM
BLACK ORPHEUS

A screening of Black Orpheus, winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This ancient love story is based on the musical Orfeu da Conceição by Vinícius de Moraes. With a celebrated bossa nova soundtrack by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfá, the film re-imagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the slums of Rio de Janeiro during Carnivale.
LOCATION: The Hammer Museum
TICKETS AND INFO: Free Admission Available 1 hour before program
One per person; first come, first served hammer.ucla.edu

JAN - ONGOING
CELEBRATING THE FEMALE PERSPECTIVE IN ART

Join us at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles for an exhibit highlighting women’s art. Originally founded in 1894, the Ebell has been dedicated to its original mission “to interest women in the study of all branches of literature, art and science and the advancement of women in every branch of culture” for the last 125 years. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the historic buildings and experience the history of women’s activism in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: The Ebell of Los Angeles
TICKETS AND INFO: ebellofla.com

OCT 2019-ONGOING
SHIRIN NESHAT: I WILL GREET THE SUN AGAIN
The Broad will debut a new survey of internationally renowned artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again presents 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations, offering a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace. The exhibition features the global debut of Land of Dreams, a new body of photographs and two videos, and includes her early photograph series, Women of Allah (1993- 97), iconic video works such as Rapture (1999), Turbulent (1998), and Passage (2001), and monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings (2012) and The Home of My Eyes (2015).
LOCATION: The Broad Museum
TICKETS AND INFO: thebroad.org