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LACMA to Present 'Madcap Modernism' March 30

Animation historian Adam Abraham will join curator and host Jerry Beck at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's “Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond” on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm.

Mid-century animations fans will be flocking to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at the end of the month for a special treat: esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck curates and hosts Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond at LACMA’s Bing Theater on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm:

“Modernism was enthusiastically embraced by animators of the 1950s. Led by Hollywood’s United Productions of America (UPA) studio, animators began exploring new styles and designs diametrically opposed to the fairy-tale worlds created by Walt Disney. Madcap Modernism will offer visually exciting—and rarely seen—cartoons in 35mm and includes several Oscar-winning shorts.”

Animation historian Adam Abraham will be on hand to sign copies of his new book from Wesleyan University Press, When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA.

Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 7:30 pm

LACMA Bing Theater $10 general admission; $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID; $5 LACMA Film Club members. Tickets 323-857-6010 or purchase online.