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Friends of Art: Frank Stella at LACMA

A Docent-led tour of the Frank Stella exhibit at LACMA, "Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection." 

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Time: Promptly at 11:00 am; please arrive by 10:45 am.

Location:   The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

       5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking:  Self-park.  Parking for LACMA is located at the Pritzker Parking Garage on Sixth Street, just east of Fairfax Avenue, and on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard at Spaulding Avenue.  The $16 charge ($8 after 7pm entry) may be prepaid at a pay station located in each parking lot. During moments of peak attendance at Pritzer Garage, LACMA operates valet-assisted, stack parking at no additional charge.

Pricing:  No charge for our group UP TO 12 PEOPLE

For further informartion and to RSVP, click on this Eventbrite link:

RSVP by 5pm on Friday, June 21

Questions?:  Contact Hope Anderson

About the Artist:

Frank Stella is an American artist best known for his use of geometric patterns and shapes in creating both paintings and sculptures. Arguably one of the most influential living American artists, Stella’s works utilize the formal properties of shape, color, and composition to explore non-literary narratives, as seen in his work Harrar II (1967) from the Protractor series. “Abstraction didn't have to be limited to a kind of rectilinear geometry or even a simple curve geometry. It could have a geometry that had a narrative impact. In other words, you could tell a story with the shapes,” he explained. “It wouldn't be a literal story, but the shapes and the interaction of the shapes and colors would give you a narrative sense. You could have a sense of an abstract piece flowing along and being part of an action or activity.” Born on May 12, 1936 in Malden, MA, Stella went on to study history at Princeton University before moving to New York in 1958. Having moved to the city, Stella was immersed in the heyday Abstract Expressionism, but it was the work of Jasper Johns that inspired Stella’s Black Paintings of 1958-1960. These flatly painted, austere works, helped open up the doors to Minimalism. Through the following decades, Stella gained traction in the art world and in 1970 he became the youngest artist ever to be granted a solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. He continues to live and work in New York, NY. Today, Stella’s works are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.