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March 2019

March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free – $14

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Opens to the Public

For the past three decades, David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, born 1954) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and self-representation, as well as definitions of “traditional” Indian art. Drawing influence from diverse sources such as Santa Fe–style painting of the 1930s–40s, Renaissance art, pop culture, advertising, and film, Bradley’s work is at once serious and fun, historical and contemporary.

April 2019

April 1 - October 27
Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Hammer Projects: Yunhee Min

Min adapts the vibrant abstract imagery of her paintings on canvas to the steps of the Hammer’s lobby staircase, in the first Project to be oriented on the floor rather than the walls. Her examination of the impact of the Light and Space movement on generations of artists in Los Angeles is evident in her newest washy, layered, and brightly colored paintings.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…

June 2019

June 2, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Since the 1980s, Chinese contemporary artists have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality. Their media range from the commonplace to the unconventional, the natural to the synthetic, the elemental to the composite: from plastic, water, and wood, to hair, gunpowder, and Coca-Cola.   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,…

October 2019

October 1 - October 31
Los Angeles, CA United States

The 10th Annual Big Draw LA

THE BIG DRAW LA is a regional celebration of the act of drawing. The Big Draw LA creates participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us: look more closely, inspire creative thinking, communicate with others, and have fun in the process. Ryman Arts launched the inaugural Big Draw LA in October 2010. By 2011 the events more than doubled with over 10,000 Angelenos drawing during the month-long initiative. Participation is open to all, and…

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 10, 2019

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

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Like the Ocean – Community Art Workshop – Bridging San Pedro

Build an ocean tile by tile in a workshop with ceramic artist Alexis Slickelman. Participants will paint hand cut tiles with a variety of green and blue glazes that will be provided by the artist. Harness the power of making and collaborating with the community to create enough tiles for an 8’ x 10’ mural, representative of both the diversity of the San Pedro community and the uniting force of the Port. During the workshop, share your ocean and San…

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

‘Loitering is delightful’ at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Loitering is traditionally considered the preserve of delinquents, teenagers, and miscreants. Generally speaking, those up to no good.   Of course, some are freer to dillydally than others. As Ross Gay reminds us in his incisive essay Loitering Is Delightful (which the author has kindly permitted us to use here), “the darker your skin, the more likely you are to be “loitering.” As Gay goes on to point out, for people of color, any public display of “non-productive delight” – from loitering…

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Loitering is delightful

Join us for the opening reception of Loitering is delightful, an exhibition exploring the joyful possibilities of slowing down. Featuring new work by Milano Chow, Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky, David Horvitz, Dylan Mira, Joshua Ross, Asha Schechter, Cauleen Smith, Lani Trock, and Megan Whitmarsh, Loitering is delightful invites you to delight in dawdling. To celebrate the opening, exhibition artist Lani Trock will present the co-creation of aural harmony with collaborators Dominoe Farris, Joe McKee and the Open Source Community…

November 2019

November 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Loitering with Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky and Joshua Ross

Join artists Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky and Joshua Ross for a talk on their work in Loitering is delightful.

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Fathom – Bridging San Pedro

Blue McRight’s artwork focuses on water, especially the ocean. Join Blue in creating suspended vertical sculptures that address projected sea level rise and the urgent problem of ocean plastic, utilizing simple techniques such as knotting, twisting, and looping using rope, nets, and salvaged ocean plastic collected and donated by South Bay community members including Captain Charles Moore, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Glove Boat. How will we fathom, or understand, these issues? “Fathom” also can mean the span of your…

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