Globalization meets Contemporary Issues at The Broad this Spring: Oracle Film Series, Family Weekend Workshops, Music, Performance and Downtown fun!
The Broad announced today its spring programming lineup of film screenings, theatrical performances, family weekend workshops and featured conversations inspired by its upcoming exhibition, Oracle, which explores the many elusive systems and forces at work in the world.
Following Oracle’s April 29 opening, programs for May and June will include a new film series highlighting themes in the installation, comprising feature films, documentaries, shorts and video art; a continuation of the feminist performance series The Tip of Her Tongue; and the popular two-day family weekend workshops with activities inspired by artists Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger and El Anatsui. Examining everything from biological patterns and game theory to politics, culture and commerce, The Broad’s spring programming will underscore the concepts featured in the exhibition.
One feature will include a public conversation with founder Eli Broad and Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, about their shared experiences as entrepreneurs and their commitment to their adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
The May and June programming lineup includes four Oracle Film Screenings , a new series that pairs feature-length films with short videos, art pieces and documentaries. Curated by independent curator and writer Bradford Nordeen, highlights of the series include Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and Claire Denis’ Beau Travail. Tickets to the Oracle Film Screenings also include same-night access to the museum.
On May 20 and 21, The Broad will present the newest iteration of its popular Family Weekend Workshops. In partnership with CARS: Community Arts Resources , families will have the opportunity to participate in free workshops inspired by the Broad collection, including make-and-take crafts based on works by Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, and El Anatsui. Otium chef Timothy Hollingsworth will hold interactive cooking demonstrations on the public plaza next to The Broad.
The next program in The Broad’s The Tip of Her Tongue feminist performance artist series is an original play by artist Alexandro Segade on June 1 and 2. Since the museum’s opening, The Tip of Her Tongue series has drawn sold-out crowds for performances by Karen Finley, Martine Syms, Cassils and Xandra Ibarra. The series’ newest installment is Future St., a multimedia theatrical sci-fi piece exploring desire, surveillance, and the shifting position of gay culture in larger society.
Tickets for all May and June programs will be available for reservation beginning Tuesday, April 25 at noon PT at www.thebroad.org/programs . Note that many programs have limited capacity. Details on all programs follow at the end of this release.