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September 2017
September 8, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Annenberg Space for Photography,
2000 Avenue of the Stars #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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Free

Cuba Is

Revealing complexities on–and off–the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners–and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves. Born from indigenous, African and European roots, divergent politics and limitations in communication and commerce, the Cuba seen in this exhibition goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality. Over 120 photos feature subjects ranging from defiant youth known as “Freakies” to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital…

September 14, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Skirball Cultural Center,
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$7 - $12

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico

This exhibit offers a new perspective on the art and visual culture of Mexico and its relationship to the United States as seen through the life and work of the Mexican-born, Jewish-American writer Anita Brenner (1905–1974). Brenner was an integral part of the circle of Mexican modernists in the 1920s and played an important role in promoting and translating Mexican art, culture, and history for audiences in the U.S. Tuesdays – Fridays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Adults – $12,…

September 14, 2017 - May 30, 2018
Sunnylands Center & Gardens,
37977 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States
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Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado

Carved Narrative” will be the first exhibition outside Mexico to explore both the collaborative work and individual studio paintings and sculpture of the Chávez Morado brothers. The show features sixteen paintings by José and twenty-one sculptures by Tomás at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Thursdays – Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Check web site for ticket information Sponsor: Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America Photo caption: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado,…

September 15, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Chinese American Museum,
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
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$3

Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

“Circles and Circuits II” explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition will reveal the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. The focus is on the work of contemporary artists such as Albert Chong and María Magdalena Campos-Pons, as well as artists of the ongoing Chinese Caribbean diaspora.…

September 15, 2017 - February 25, 2018
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

“Circles and Circuits I” explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition will reveal the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. The presentation at CAAM will trace the history of Chinese Caribbean art from the 1930s through the period of the region’s independence movements, showcasing the contributions of…

September 16, 2017 - May 27, 2018
West Hollywood Park,
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048 United States
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Jose Dávila: Sense of Place

A six ton concrete sculpture will be on view to the public in West Hollywood Park from sunrise to sunset through November 2017 before disassembling into 40 individual sculpture pieces and then migrating throughout the city to be reinstalled in approximately 20 different public sites. Site locations and public programming will be announced throughout the exhibition to celebrate the sculpture’s migration. LAND commissioned Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila to create “Sense of Place”, a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition migrating through,…

September 17, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$6 - $10

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo

“Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo” will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. Their methods of making art are diverse, from traditional to experimental, and the work itself illustrates perspectives of the Japanese Latin American experience directly, metaphorically, and/or abstractly. The exhibition will show how homeland, ethnic communities, racial mixing, and cosmopolitanism…

September 17, 2017 - April 1, 2018
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$10 - $15

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

“Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985” is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design “Dialogues between California and Mexico”. Its four main themes— Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Columbian Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults – $15, Seniors – $10,…

September 20, 2017 - February 27, 2018
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes,
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Free

¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege

“¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege” looks at how Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been contested, challenged, censored, and even destroyed. During the late 1960s and 1970s, murals became an essential form of artistic response and public voice for the Chicano Movement, at a time when other channels of communication were limited for the Mexican-American community. The exhibition will examine a group of murals produced in the greater Los Angeles area in the 1970s and…

September 24, 2017 - March 15, 2018
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis

“Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” explores the unique cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and one of the oldest cities in the Americas. In the 1940s, Salvador emerged as an internationally renowned center of Afro- Brazilian culture, and it remains to this day an important hub of African- inspired artistic practices in Latin America. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon…


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