Ronald Corbin, 24 Hour Coffee, 1990; printed 1994, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund
The Noir Effect
Through March 1
- 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
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.
RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION:
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 Members-Only Tour
Wednesday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.
Literary Los Angeles
Wednesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)