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September 2017
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,…

December 2017
December 8, 2017 - June 10, 2018
USC Pacific Asia Museum,
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA United States
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Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century

“Winds from Fusang” will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works…

January 2018
January 20 - May 13
Hammer Museum, UCLA,
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Unspeakable: Atlas, Kruger, Walker: Hammer Contemporary Collection

This exhibit is a selection of video installations from the Hammer Contemporary Collection. It features major works by American artists Charles Atlas, Barbara Kruger, and Kara Walker created in the last decade. Using very different strategies of montage, direct address, and narrative imagery, respectively, each of these artists is among our most eloquent social critics. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Hammer Museum.

January 21 - April 15
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” explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America. This exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Bahian arts to date in the U.S. and features the work of such modernists, as well as contemporary artists. “Axé Bahia” features more than 100…

January 21 - March 31
Sunland – Tujunga Branch Library,
7771 Foothill Blvd
Tujunga, CA United States
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African & African American Artist

The exhibit will include art by African & African-American artists, books about African- American art including sculpture, jewelry, & comics. Some of the artists will be Varnette Honeywood, Synthia St. James, Noah Purifoy, Jacob Lawrence, & Samella Lewis. Sponsored by Sunland Tujunga Branch Library.

January 24 - July 31
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

Much of Simmons’s work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as “Blue Field Explosions” (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00…

January 24 - March 31
Watts Labor Community Action Committee-Phoenix Hall,
10950 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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Civil Rights Tour

WLCAC offers a vast cultural site that includes art collections and memorabilia across various art disciplines, including paintings, sculpture, life-size replicas, photo exhibits, and interactive mediums. The Watts Museum of Art History and Culture features several permanent art installations, public art collections and exhibits about her Civil Rights movement. RSVP for Appointment-323.563.5639 Sponsored by Watts Labor Community Action Committee

January 28 - May 6
Hammer Museum, UCLA,
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Stories of Almost Everyone

Stories of Almost Everyone is an exhibition about the willingness to believe the stories that are conveyed by works of contemporary art. This exhibition is organized around the premise that objects of contemporary art possess narrative histories and inner lives that the conventions of display can only, at best, approximate. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Hammer Museum.

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - March 21 @ 1:30 pm
Hammer Museum, UCLA,
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Kara Walker

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer’s curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. Kara Walker’s art is included in the exhibit “Unspeakable: Atlas, Kruger, Walker.” Sponsored by Hammer Museum

February 2018
February 1 - March 31
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CA United States

African American Heritage Celebrations

African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions. Check website for details Sponsors: Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, Our Authors Study Club


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