For more than a decade, multimedia artist Shinique Smith has employed new, used, and personal recycled clothing, fabrics, and objects—items that exist in the realm of what we call belongings—to construct sculptures, paintings, and site-specific installations. Examining the ways in which these objects resonate on a personal and social scale, Smith’s works operate at the convergence of consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. “Refuge” proposes that we all belong to each other and have the capacity to build, shelter, and strengthen the ties that hold us together as a people.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the California African American Museum
Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini, creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres including art, photography, poetry, political discourse, and new editions of classic texts of resistance. Working from the center of the vibrant art and design scene in Mexico City, Gato Negro will present a dynamic installation of Risograph prints based on their books, including new work, making this their first museum exhibition in…
Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers by glass sculptor Jaime Guerrero gives us a glimpse into early Mesoamerican life and art. This exhibition demonstrates Guerrero’s skills and ability to shape molten glass in the likeness of stone as it was used by craftsmen from the Olmec, Nayarit, Chupícuaro, and Tlatilco cultures. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Members, Military and children under 12 Free
Many treasures reside deep in the storage facilities of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM). One of these treasures is a collection of ceramic figurines and other artifacts from an ancient civilization just outside of what is now Mexico City. These artifacts come from Tlatilco (Tla-teel-ko), one of the earliest complex societies of Central Mexico that flourished about 3,000 years ago. These treasures will be featured in a collaborative exhibition of the RMM’s artifacts hosted at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM)…