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August 2017
August 29 - October 6
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$10 - $15

Home—So Different, So Appealing

“Home—So Different, So Appealing”, organized by the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the idea of “home” as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Through — October 15, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adults – $15,…

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 - October 15
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center,
241 S Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805 United States
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$6 - $10

Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested

“Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested” will bring into dialogue new and recent work by contemporary artists living and working across Latin America, including artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela. These artists question ideas traditionally associated with American liberty — such as patriotism, community, citizenship, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, equal rights, and activism–as they resonate in forms of collective identity across the globe. Through — October 15, Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults –…

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 - September 24
Union Station,
800 N. Alameda St.,
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Stadium Express Fiestas

Latino Heritage L.A. is throwing a fiesta for Dodger Stadium Express riders at Los Angeles Union Station. Our fiestas include a variety of fun activities, DJs, and prizes. Check website for time. Sponsors: Mayor Eric Garcetti , Councilmember Gil Cedillo, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, SBS Radio La Raza 97.9, Mega 96.3, Hoy, LA Times, El Aviso, Del Real, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreations & Parks

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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Free

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…


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