Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions. Reinforcing the values of collaboration, community, and caring for the world around us, projects will ignite the imaginations of your family members, whether they are 2 or 102!
Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! With the help of the archaeological staff in an outdoor field laboratory, discover what we have in common with people who lived centuries ago.
Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a cart that will pop up around the Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to touch actual ancient artifacts and discover the many things that connect us to the past.
See a special family-friendly excerpt of the Bella Lewitzky dance work Inscape that features Los Angeles companies Luminario Ballet and Pennington Dance Group wearing costumes designed by Rudi Gernreich. An interactive exploration of the costumes follows the performance.
Expand your imagination with this bold, multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company creating physically intense and politically astute performance work. Founded by Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez, CONTRA-TIEMPO creates a new physical, visual, and sonic vocabulary that collages salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance with theater, compelling text, and original music to bring dynamic multimodal experiences to the concert stage.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 16, 17, 30, and 31, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Per daylong session: $70 General; $60 Members
Adventure awaits! Don’t miss this summer series of fun daylong camp sessions focused on archaeology of the ancient world. At the Skirball’s Archaeology Field School, you’ll journey back in time to study ancient writing, trade, and even tombs!
This performance will feature dancers of all ages—some as young as five!—and will take the audience on a journey through the stunning and beautiful history of Chinese culture, all while encouraging self-confidence and positivity among the viewers. STC Foundation was established to promote the appreciation of Asian arts and culture and enrich the community.
Janice & Melinda—founding members of LA-based bands Mostly Kosher and Sugar Rum Tantrum—return to the Skirball as Zingarella following their raucous performance at the Skirball’s Hanukkah Festival last winter. Their summer amphitheater show will be a troubadour-inspired journey of street fiddle and stompy accordion folk that is fueled by a mix of protest song, klezmer, and high-energy gypsy-blues. Filled with costume and instrument changes and plenty of turns in the road, their show tells the tale of two traveling vagabonds in a cross-country expedition from high art to low art.
The Washington DC–born, SoCal-based storyteller and vocalist Victoria Burnett fuses stories and music to capture the imaginations of each audience member by way of folktales, tall tales, African American tales, multicultural stories from different countries, personal stories, and what she calls "WHOOPERS.”
Close out the season with the all-female tap dance band Syncopated Ladies. Founded by Emmy Award–nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold, the group has been praised by megastar Beyoncé for their tap dance tribute to her hit song “Formation.”
During the hours listed above, the Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. Expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and story times. Noise-dampening headphones, sensory bags, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow.