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April 2017
April 28 - December 31
Chinese American Museum,
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
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$2

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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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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
Chinese American Museum,
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
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$2

Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop

This exhibition is a recreation of an actual store that was housed in the Garnier Building in the 1890’s. The Sun Wing Wo store opened in 1891 and remained in this building until 1948. The store was a multi-purpose space that showed how self-sufficient the Chinese were and had to be due to racism and discrimination, while also being responsive to the needs of their community. Even though the store predominantly served the Chinese, there were European, Japanese, and Mexican…

April 28 - December 31
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum,
695 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$12 - $62

Permanent Collection at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

The permanent collection has grown to now represent more than 1,000 works of art and artifacts from Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The collection includes objects of art in organization of space, carving traditions, fiber and textile arts, body ornamentation, and oral/musical/movement arts. Wednesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

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…

September 16, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Los Angeles Central Library,
630 W. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Free

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

Los Angeles Central Library will present “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A”., an exhibition and associated public programs celebrating the Zapotec language. Zapotec is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, and Los Angeles is home to the largest population of indigenous Oaxacans outside of Mexico. “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.” will recognize the importance of the Oaxacan presence in Southern California and explore contemporary realities of indigenous culture. The project will include an installation in…


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