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April 2017
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 - 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…

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

Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from The Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection

The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second-generation thangka artist living In Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, Nepal’s northernmost district adjacent to Tibet. Shashi Dhoj Tulachan has devoted much of his life to the restoration of a nearby 16th-century gompa (Tibetan monastery) known as the Chhairo Gompa. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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10$

Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern Californian Collectors

Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu). Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00…

April 28 - December 31
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives

Los Angeles museum-goers have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, which features approximately 250 of the finest objects from the Fowler’s collections in a long-term exhibition that celebrates the richness of world arts and considers the roles these works of art play in peoples’ lives. Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00…

September 2017
September 10, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Mauro Restiffe, Empossamento #2, 2003, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

Condemned To Be Modern

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Landmark Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition, Condemned To Be Modern Curated by Clara Kim at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Condemned To Be Modern is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) at its Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Condemned To Be Modern brings together the work of 21 contemporary artists who have responded critically to the history of modernist architecture in Latin…

November 2017
November 30 @ 4:30 am - 5:45 pm
Los Angeles Mission College,
13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342 United States
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Free

Explore Dance: LA Mission College

Benita Bike’s DanceArt presents an interactive dance performance that delights and inspires on Thursday, November 30, 4:30 pm at Los Angeles Mission College’s Campus Center Building. Join members of the community and Mission College students and faculty in this unique dance experience! The College is located at 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, 91342. This program is funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles Mission College AGS Honor Society.…

December 2017
December 2 - December 3
24th Street Theatre,
117 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
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PANG 24th Street Theatre

PANG!

By / Por Dan Froot & Company Pang! is an evening of three short plays based on the true stories of local families who are hungering for change. The plays are staged amidst a forest of microphones, sound effects props and musical instruments, as if the audience is watching a radio theater company perform a live broadcast. ¡Pang! esuna velada de tres obras cortas basadas en historias verdaderas de familias locales con hambre de cambio.  Estas obras se llevan a…


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