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Ronald Corbin, 24 Hour Coffee, 1990; printed 1994, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund

The Noir Effect

October 23, 2014–March 1, 2015


ADMISSION

  • Included with Museum admission:
  • $10 General
  • $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students
  • $5 Children 2–12
  • FREE to Members and Children under 2
  • FREE to all on Thursdays


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Following up where the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 leaves off, The Noir Effect traces the influence of noir into more recent times, exploring how the genre has continued to impact American popular culture, art, and media. 

Featuring work by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Bill Armstrong, and David Lynch, the exhibition examines how key noir elements—stark lighting and shadows, moody characters, “hard-boiled” language, and fragmented narratives—have infiltrated contemporary film and television, graphic novels, children’s books, fashion advertising, video games, and fine art.

Enter even deeper into the world of noir through interactive gallery activities. Write your own noir story, don the accessories of a femme fatale or private detective, and play noir-inspired games such as Noir Escape and Third Eye Crime.

Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center and co-presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 



EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS:


RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION:

Upcoming

Comedy

UnCabaret—“Noir-vember”
Friday, November 21, 8:00 p.m.

Contests

Shoot Your L.A. Noirscape
Deadline: January 15, 2015

For Members

Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 Member Preview Day
Drop in anytime Wednesday, October 22, 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Courses

Urban Noir: Night Photography in Los Angeles
Wednesdays, October 29–December 10, except November 26, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (6 sessions)


PRESS RELEASE:

LACMA, the Skirball, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences present major exhibitions of German and American cinema
August 7, 2014

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