Skirball Cultural Center presents “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” an impactful retrospective about this musical genius. I have written not one, but two articles about this exhibition. Click Here to read a review of the exhibition which focuses more about Bernstein’s life or Click Here to read a more personal article about how West Side Story affected me as a young child growing up in the Bronx.
LeonardBernstein-conducting“Leonard Bernstein at 100,” is an exceptional exhibition… on view through September 2, 2018.

There are a series of events taking place in conjunction with the exhibition:

May 20, 2:00pm: Harmony Project and the Urban Voices Project: a Skid Row Choir performs There’s a Place for Us
June 15, 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm): meet Academy Award-winning actor George Chakiris, who played “Bernardo” at a Q & A prior to the screening of West Side Story as part of this summer’s Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. Cocktails, wine, beer, and light fare will be available for purchase throughout the night
June 24, 7:30pm: Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein, hosts a multimedia cabaret -Late Night with Leonard Bernstein (a Copland House production) featuring video and audio excerpts, rare photographs, and live performances by soprano Amy Burton and pianists Michael Boriskin and John Musto
August 25 and 26, two shows – 12pm and 2pm: – The annual Family Amphitheater Performances series honors Bernstein on the weekend of his 100th birthday. Visitors can celebrate Bernstein’s life with renditions of his pieces by brass band Paradigm Brass and local youth orchestras.

Docent led tours are also available (Tuesday–Sunday, 1:00 p.m., beginning May 8);

Visit the website for a full list of events, as well as hours and admission. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Exhibitions are FREE on Thursdays. For general information, call (310) 440-4500 or visit