Calendar of Events

First Friday + Opening: Ed Ruscha: Miracle

Nov 1, 2013, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, November 1, 2013
5:00–9:00 pm

A complimentary drink for Young Friends members and above. Cash bar.

Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture the first Friday of every month. In partnership with KDHX, DJs and musicians present music responding to the exhibitions, Museum staff lead tours, and the bar and café are open. Arts organizations throughout Grand Center are free and open the entire evening. For a complete list of participating institutions, visit

November 1 is also the opening of a rare presentation of Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha’s 1975 short film Miracle. The film centers on a day in the life of an auto mechanic (played by artist Jim Ganzer), who has a transformative experience while working on the engine of a Ford Mustang. Actress and singer Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas plays his love interest. Since the 1960s, Ruscha has received extensive critical acclaim for his paintings, photographs, prints, and books exploring the commercial vernacular of Los Angeles—its graphic signage, architecture, and even parking lots—and commenting on America’s cultural and socioeconomic evolution in the last half-century. 

November 1 – KDHX DJ Josh Weinstein of All Soul, No Borders
December 6 – KDHX DJ Matt Distelrath of Hindsight