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Arts and Entertainment

Late Night Korea + Art at LACMA Tonight

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Choi Jeong-Hwa, Welcome 2009 / Photo courtesy of LACMA
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For those who don’t want to deal with the Sunset Strip Music Festival tonight, there’s an artsy alternative on the Miracle Mile: late night at LACMA from 8-11 pm. Coinciding with the museum’s reinstalled Korean art collection and the special exhibition Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, the museum’s throwing a party that features featuring traditional and contemporary presentations of Korean art, music, and dance performances, along with interactive art making, art performances, and in-gallery readings.

On tap are performance by the breakdancing crew from Korea, Last for One; music by Ye Rock, which fuses traditional Korean instruments with Western sounds such as jazz, swing and rock and DJ Zo spinning live at the museum’s BP Grand Entrance. There’ll be readings by novelist Leonard Chang (from his new book Crossings) and from Sue Kim from the Korean Literature. Actors Evan Cleaver and Olivia Sandoval will interpret a script written by artist Haegue Yang about her mixed-media installation Storage Piece

General admission for the Late Night Art event is $10. A cash bar and korean bbq are available for purchase. For those rolling in the dough, there’s also a Muse ‘til Midnight After Party (10 pm to midnight) in the LACMA West Penthouse with DJs, VJs, b-boy battles and more art. The $40 admission ($25 for LACMA Muse Members) includes Late Night Art admission and complimentary cocktails.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Late Night Art + After Party
Tonight at 8 pm
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles