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Check Out Christian Marclay: The Clock for FREE This Weekend at LACMA

July 23, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Isn’t it about time you visited LACMA again?

(Yes, pun intended…)

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Well, this weekend Christian Marclay: The Clock will have a special 24-hour viewing opportunity that includes free after-hours entry to check out this unique and amazing piece of cinematic artistry.

Wait… so what’s ‘The Clock’?

I will let LACMA explain (along with a short feature preview prepared by the Walker Art Center in New York from 2014):

Christian Marclay: The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time, excerpted and edited together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is shown. The result marks the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours.”

Look interesting?

‘The Clock’ is on display at at LACMA, Art of the Americas Building, with the public viewings starting this Saturday, July 26 at 10:00am and running for 24 hours until 10:00am Sunday. There will be an additional free 24-hour viewing opportunity on Saturday, August 8.

LACMA’s website notes that on these two special days the exhibit is free and open to the public, but general admission tickets are required during regular museum hours.

If I’m understanding that correctly, this means that you can view the exhibit for free if you visit after hours (after 7:00pm), otherwise you need to pay the GA price. For more clarification, you might also consider visiting the official Facebook event page for the free viewing and ask LACMA directly.

Entry is first come first served, with no reservations. Space is limited, and there may be extensive waiting times.

LACMA requests that you enter the museum at Wilshire Blvd. and Spaulding Ave. if coming between 7:00pm  and 10:00am on the designated free days.

Enjoy!

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