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August 2017
August 30 - December 10
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel

“Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel” is a multifaceted drawing project developed through the Los Angeles-based artist’s research residency in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Itaparica island, a vibrant center of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. A vast, forty-foot- long, irregular “weaving” made of strips of sun-exposed and patterned fabric crossed by lengths of delicate drawings of sacred plants on translucent drafting film and cyanotypes, the work will wrap around three walls of the Museum’s “Fowler…

August 30 - November 27
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Grand Avenue,
250 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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$8 - $15

Anna Maria Maiolino

MOCA is pleased to present Anna Maria Maiolino, the Brazilian artist’s first major United States museum retrospective. This large-scale survey will cover Maiolino’s extraordinary oeuvre from the early 1960s to the present, bringing together expressive woodblock prints, visceral cement sculptures, politically-charged films and performances, fluid drawings, and monumental installations of unfired clay. Visitors will chart a path through Brazilian art history and many of the major postwar movements, channeled through Maiolino’s intimate and subjective practice exploring her identity as a…

August 30 - December 3
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$10 - $15

Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz

“Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz” is the first major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Arguably the first of the many Chicano artists whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano Art movement in the 1970s, Through — Dec 3, 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,…

August 30, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$10 - $15

A Universal History of Infamy

Referencing the title of a genre-bending collection of stories by Jorge Luis Borges, “A Universal History of Infamy” uses multiple venues across Los Angeles, including the LACMA campus, to present new works by more than 15 boundary-defying artists and collectives. “A Universal History of Infamy” embraces the collaborative spirit of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, bringing together one of the largest partners, LACMA, with one of the smallest, the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. Through — February 18, Mondays,…

August 31, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA),
490 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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$5 - $7

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films

“Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films” brings together innovative Cuban posters promoting American films, made from 1960 to 2009. Produced by Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), the posters were part of an initiative of the revolutionary government to develop cultural awareness and dialogue after Fidel Castro and the guerrilla forces overthrew the brutal dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Through – January 7, 2018, Wednesdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m., third Thursdays…

September 2017
September 5, 2017 - January 18, 2018
Millard Sheets Art Center at the Fairplex in Pomona,
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768 United States
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Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys

Within a culture, a socio-political movement and a profession dominated by men, artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez have each created bodies of works that influenced voices of Latinas in the latter half of the 20th century. The two artists took seemingly parallel paths from their childhoods in East L.A. to their coming-of-age during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in the 1970s. Hernández was the fifth artist, and the only woman, invited to join the collective Los Four, and Valdez…

September 5, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Millard Sheets Art Center at the Fairplex in Pomona,
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768 United States
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Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys

Within a culture, a socio-political movement and a profession dominated by men, artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez have each created bodies of works that influenced voices of Latinas in the latter half of the 20th century. The two artists took seemingly parallel paths from their childhoods in East L.A. to their coming-of-age during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in the 1970s. Hernández was the fifth artist, and the only woman, invited to join the collective Los Four, and Valdez…

September 5, 2017 - January 15, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum,
101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$5 - $10

Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954–1969

This exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the pioneering role played by South American artists in the international Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Grounded by scholarly research into experimental art movements of the late 1940s and early 1950s in Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro, Kinesthesia begins its survey with the layered “vibrational” works created by Jesús Rafael Soto for the historic Le Mouvement exhibition at Galerie Denise René in Paris (1955) and goes on…

September 5, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Craft in America,
8415 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States
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Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists

Craft in America will focus on the work of three individual artists who use craft to articulate messages about American culture, personal experiences, Latino identity and the ever-mutating socio-political tensions that exist in Los Angeles and California as a whole. Through — January 20, 2018, Tuesdays – Saturdays 12:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Sponsor: Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America Photo caption: Gerardo Monterrubio, Torito, Porcelain, 24″x14″x14″, 2014

September 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery – Scripps College,
251 E. 11th St.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero

War, indigenous cultures and inner transformation ferment in “Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero”., In this exhibition, the Williamson focuses on the works of three Mexican women photographers who explore and transform notions of Mexican identity in images that range from the documentary to the poetic. Opening reception on Saturday, September 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The day also includes a panel discussion with the writers at 1:00 p.m. at the Clark…


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