Itinerary: Miracle Mile Guide March 24-25

ForYourArt Curates Focused Itineraries for You Around Particular Themes And Interests.

ForYourArt’s new activity space is launching with Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City in conjunction with the 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. This week ForYourArt compiled exhibitions with Miracle Mile as our center, and food writer Krista Simmons picked some great places to eat while you’re in the area. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email with ideas.


Christian Marclay’s The Clock: 24 Hour Screening
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, March 24 – 12pm Sunday March 24
LACMA presents another 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock. The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. It was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale. Read about how Marclay created The Clock from The New Yorker.

Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, March 24 – 12pm Sunday March 24
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock.  Embracing a key concept of both this award-winning work and many of Los Angeles’ famous donut shops, we will offer a curated selection of signature L.A. donuts from across the city  ‘around the clock’ to coincide with the screening.


Mel Bochner: Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (6222 Wilshire Blvd # 101)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
In this show, Mel Bochner recreates a 1991 Milan exhibition in which he added luminous color to his 1970’s sculptures. On view through April 27, 2012.

Daniel Cummings
ACME (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
The exhibition features drawings, paintings, and sculpture by artist Daniel Cummings. On view through April 21, 2012

Fiona Banner: Unboxing, the Greatest Film Never Made
1301PE (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
Opening reception for 1301PE’s fourth solo exhibition of work by British artist Fiona Banner. In a homage to Orson Welles’ failed attempt at his first movie, Heart of Darkness, Banner constructs an exhibition that articulates manʼs hubris through drawings and sculpture. On view through May 5, 2012.

Sanya Kantarovsky: Blue Notebook № 10
Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
A solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based Russian painter Sanya Kantarovsky. Kantarovsky’s paintings combine elements of illustration and design with more programmatic strategies linked to historical abstraction. On view through March 24, 2012.

Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter and Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design
Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 10am-6pm Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students & Military $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
Two exhibitions at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design explores the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile from a collection of disorganized parts to a single, visually appealing unit. On view through February 2013. Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter is a survey of the scooter throughout its history. On view through May 28, 2012.

Rowan Wood: The Quadrant of Caricature
Steve Turner Contemporary (6026 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
An exhibition of new paintings created in the last two years by Rowan Wood. Wood’s paintings explore the nature of visual language, parsed into “signs” that communicate formal and connotative ideas.

Death and Life of an Object
Edward Cella Art & Architecture (6018 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat. 11am–6pm, Sun: Closed
A three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick, and Tim Hawkinson.  All three artists pursue the transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks. On view through March 31, 2012.

Drylands Design
A+D Museum (6032 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 12-6pm
General $15, Seniors $8, Students $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 FREE
An exhibition featuring work by architects, landscape architects, engineers, and urban designers responding to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change. On view through April 26, 2012.

Máximo González: Playful and Deconstructing Perestroika
Craft & Folk Art Museum (5814 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat and Sun: 12-6pm
General $7, Seniors & Students $5, Children Under 10 FREE
Playful presents a decade of Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González’s investigations into contemporary politics, popular culture, and the reutilization of material.Deconstructing Perestroika is the first major exhibition in the United States of hand-painted Soviet-era political posters that were inspired by a new government policy of transparency in the former Soviet Union. Both exhibitions are on view through May 6, 2012.

Ed Moses: Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated), Carl Andre: Installation of Rise, and Mary Corse: Installation of Current Paintings
ACE Gallery Los Angeles (5514 Wilshire Blvd.)
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: Closed
Garden of Forking Tongues (Bifurcated) is the first part of a two-part exhibition of artist Ed Moses’ most recent paintings created through repetition of painting, masking, stenciling, and overlay. Through Moses’ process, the surfaces become dimensional.  On view through May 2012. Carl Andre’s Installation of Rise, which is a 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 49 feet long standing hot rolled steel plates. Also at ACE is an Installation of Current Paintings by Mary Corse, who uses glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas.


Artists’ Tower of Protest Closing
Saturday, March 24, 4-6pm
Sunset Boulevard and Hilldale Ave. (West Hollywood)
Meet the curators, participating artists, and City officials and celebrate Mark di Suvero’s Artists’ Tower of Protest on the Sunset Strip one last time before it is dismantled and returned to the artist’s studio. The event will feature food trucks, beverages, and a DJ.

Saturday, 6-10pm
MOCA (Downtown)
$85 in advance, $100 at the door.
MOCA’s fundraising silent auction will feature works by emerging and established artists including John Baldessari, Joe Biel, Chaz Bojorquez, Shepard Fairey, Elliott Hundley, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Faris McReynolds, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Rena Small. Bidding closes at 8pm and will be followed by a reception with music and drinks. Public previews begin March 17. Tickets are available online.

El Rey Theatre
Saturday, 9 pm
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
The Do LaB Presents EOTO with Bluetech & Pumpkin, $17
With 24 hours of sitting on your docket, you’re bound to need a break. Head over to the El Rey to dance your pants off and brag about how great the show was to your hipster compadres. You’ve earned it.


Meals by Genet
1053 S Fairfax Ave
Sat: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sun: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Gather around a communal platter of Ethiopian vittles served on top of a sourdough-like injera flatbread. Don’t miss the dorowat – the best in Little Ethiopia.

Ray’s & Stark Bar
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Sat: 11:00 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Chef Kris Morningstar has garnered plenty of attention for his cuisine at Ray’s, which is exhibits as much artistry as the museum it’s housed in. The bar will be doing specially themed cocktails for the Clock screening as well.

The Counter Burger
5779 Wilshire Blvd.
Sat: 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Build your own burg at the ultimate restaurant for control freaks. There are nearly  312,000 possible combinations, so there’s bound to be something for everyone—even the vegos.

Black Cat Bakery
519 S Fairfax Ave.
Sat: 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
If you’ve pulled an all-nighter with Christian Marclay, the Black Cat has the end-all-be-all hangover cure. For brekky, opt for their fluffy house made buttermilk pancakes with market blueberries. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the bibimbap-style farro, topped with a perfectly set sunny side up egg.

Cube Cafe and Marketplace
615 N La Brea Ave
(323) 939-1148
Sat: 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sun: Closed
There is always time for a proper meal, and Cube is just the place to partake: great wines, beautiful California market cuisine, and a romantic space whose lighting is just low enough to hide the circles under your eyes. If you’re not sure as to how to decipher the cheese and salumi menu, go for the Cheesemonger’s Choice. These folks know their stuff.

Coffee Commissary
801 N. Fairfax Ave.
Sat: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Commisarry is a good spot to go if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. They do excellent pour overs and espressos with Victrola, Sight Glass and Coava roasts. If you’re grabbing a cup before you head home from the screening, pick up some sustainable short ribs next door at Lindy & Grundy’s butcher shop. Then braise them while you take a nap. It’s been a long weekend.

Luna Park
672 S La Brea Ave.
Sat: 10am–11:30 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
No matter the hour, Luna Park has you covered for brunch, lunch or dinner. There are plenty of decent cocktails on tap too, but the real draw is the make your own s’mores. You are camping out at LACMA, after all.


Still from Christian Marclay’s The Clock and Blueberry Cake Donut from SK’s Donuts & Croissant, donut image by David Gilbert