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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

Through March 1


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. 

Through a diverse display of original work, 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. The artists featured are Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Bill Armstrong, Helen K. Garber, Ronald Corbin, Daido Moriyama, David Lynch, Karina Nimmerfall, Jane O'Neal, Alex Prager, and ROUSE & JONES.

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

For Members

Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 Members-Only Tour
Wednesday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.

Courses

Literary Los Angeles
Wednesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)

Past

Comedy

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

Contests

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

Courses

Literary Los Angeles
Wednesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 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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