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February 2017
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Underground Museum,
3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Free

Non-Fiction curated by Noah Davis

Non-Fiction is the second iteration of The Underground Museum’s collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA). This exhibition explores the black body and its relationship to history, with works by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Deana Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker. Non-Fiction suggests a reality—both in art and in life—that is shaped through coexisting vantage points of hate, love, birth, death, race, resistance, perseverance, religion, and ancestry. —————————– Wednesday to…

February 26 - July 9
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$3 - $65

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts features 100 outstanding sculptures and textiles that explore how the arts and their visual regimes enable transitions from one stage of life to the next and from one state of being to another. Works reflect culturally specific notions visually and celebrate artists as agents of insight and transformation. ——————————- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March 2017
March 26 - July 30
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style

African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style will feature the dynamic and diverse dress traditions of African-print cloth—the boldly patterned and brightly colored textiles popular across Africa—and their increasing connections to the international fashion and contemporary art worlds. This exhibition and accompanying programs will build awareness of African art and culture, and the central role print cloth has played in the expression of African identity since the 19th century. The Fowler Museum is uniquely situated to provide…

April 2017
April 8 - August 7
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden,
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States
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Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

The first exhibition to examine the life and work of celebrated author Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) since her archive came to The Huntington in 2008, Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories, features approximately 100 items–from her very first short stories, written at age 12, to book contracts, extensive drafts, and correspondence. Together they shed light on the writer’s early years and influences, as well as explore specific themes that repeatedly commanded her attention. The first science fiction writer to receive…

April 27 - September 23
Grand Performances,
350 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Grand Performances 2017 Season

Pretty stoked for the eclectic slate of shows ranging from indigenous hip hop to gender fluid artists to a Parliament tribute (George Clinton is expected to participate). I won’t use the cliche and say “something for everyone,” because it’s not. Some people order the same dish at the same restaurant while others venture to different places and order something unusual. This is for them! Let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you. The Grand Performances…

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
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Free

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…

April 28 - July 22
Vincent Price Art Museum,
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
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Free

Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

This exhibition, comprising works from LACMA’s permanent collection, presents an introduction to Chinese ceramics from c. 2500 BC (Neolithic period) to the 19th century. The exhibition explores Chinese cosmology, religion, history, and society through a survey of the technical development of Chinese ceramics; symbols and narratives embedded in the decoration of Chinese ceramics; and ceramics exported to Japan, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Europe, and the Americas between the 14th and 19th centuries. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 12:00 p.m.…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$5 - $6

Common Ground: The Heart of Community

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
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$12

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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5 - 6

Sadako’s Crane

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope of recovering from her disease. Sadly, although she folded 1,300 cranes, she died on October 25, 1955. Tuesdays…


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