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February 2019

February 3 - July 28
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection

Power of Pattern showcases over 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and panels. Organized by motif, the exhibition examines how the region’s textile designers, dyers, and weavers used improvisation and abstraction to create textiles truly unique to this region.   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, Members, Students with valid ID, and Children – Free,…

March 2019

March 29 - June 9
The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
Free

Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography

The re-staging of past events presents an opportunity for contemporary photographers to highlight underrepresented stories and to critique established narratives. This exhibition brings together works by seven artists—Eileen Cowin, Christina Fernandez, Samuel Fosso, Yasumasa Morimura, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Gillian Wearing, and Qiu Zhijie—all of whom have utilized reenactment in their respective practices. Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

March 29 - July 14
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

This exhibition showcases the iconic work of world-renowned couturière designer Guo Pei. Featuring more than 40 breathtaking pieces from her most bold runway shows, the masterpieces on view underline the artist’s impact on the fashion world and beyond. For over 20 years Guo Pei has been dressing celebrities, royalty, and politicians from around the globe who turn to her for show-stopping creations.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Adults – $15, Seniors and Students – $12,…

March 29 - November 10
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua presents works from Nick Dong and Wu Chi-Tsung, two Taiwan-born contemporary artists. Re-imagining the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings, the exhibition brings forward new media works and immersive light-based installations that are not often explored within this genre.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free

March 29 - June 10
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States

Prospects of India: 18th- and 19th-Century British Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

The drawings in this exhibition take as their subject the landscape of India. They were made by British artists, some of whom traveled there on their own in hopes of finding new and “exotic” subject matter. As these drawings attest, the history of Britain’s engagement with South Asia is a complicated one. It covers a spectrum of motivations that range from trade and mutually beneficial cultural exchange to violent imperial conquest.   Mondays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…

April 2019

April 1 - June 30
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles

A permanent exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free

April 1 - June 30
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States

Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan

The nine paintings in this exhibition are the work of one extraordinary Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second-generation thangka artist living In Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, Nepal’s Northernmost district adjacent to Tibet. The monk has devoted much of his life to the restoration of a nearby 16th-century gompa (Tibetan monastery) known as the Chhairo Gompa.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adults – $15, Seniors and Students – $12, Members and Children…

April 1 - June 30
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5,000 years of history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest 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 1 - June 30
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States

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.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Adults – $15, Seniors and Students – $12, Members and Children under 12 – Free, Admission for Santa Ana residents Free on Sundays

April 1 - June 30
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Journeys

A narration of Chinese immigration to the U.S. with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The exhibition is outlined into four distinct time periods, each period is defined by important immigration law and event, accompanied by a brief description and a short personal story about a local Chinese American and their experiences in that particular historical period.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free

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