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January 2019

January 25 - December 31
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

Artist Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory. Much of Simmons’s work centers on his signature erasure techniques.   Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

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.

May 2019

May 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 5, 2020

The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca

Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work…

May 25 - October 20
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America

This is a multi-media exhibition that explores and celebrates the emergence of a politically defined Asian Pacific American consciousness and identity. At First Light chronicles the transformation of the un-American categorization of “Oriental” to the political identity of “Asian Pacific American” that rejected racist stereotypes, stood up for human rights, recovered lost histories, and created new cultural expressions.   Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.   Adults – $10, Seniors and Youth…

September 2019

September 1, 2019 - January 13, 2020
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings

Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings presents a collection of new and recent work from the Los Angeles-based, Chicana artist whose career spans more than forty years. For nearly a decade, Vallejo has explored the vast and varied meanings of the color brown in her art. LA Plaza will exhibit new works by Vallejo alongside selections from several recent series and subseries of artworks that examine brownness and Latinx identity.   Monday through Thursday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Fridays through Sunday,…

September 1 - December 21
Vincent Price Art Museum, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
Free

Carolina Caycedo: Apariciones/Apparitions

Caycedo’s Apariciones/Apparitions reconceptualizes spaces within the Huntington through African and indigenous spiritual and dance practices from the Americas. In this work, dancers embody past entities returning to the earthly realm. Caycedo worked with choreographer Marina Magalhães to develop gestures inspired by the Candomblé religion and the goddess Oxúm, a deity of water, pleasure, fertility, and sexuality. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

September 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles

Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles celebrates the intensely personal struggles, hopes, and dreams that comprise the immigrant experience. The exhibition features work by Art Division students who are first-generation Angelenos with work by Art Division faculty and artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, whose art depicts family memories of journeying North to cross the border. The exhibit is curated by Art Division Executive Director Dan McCleary, Director of Painting and Drawing Luis Serrano and Assistant to the Director, Dagmar…

September 15, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$7 – $10

Memento: A Retrospective Exhibition by Tomás Ochoa

Antología Memento (Memento Anthology) presents sixteen large panels that depict Colombia’s landscape, architecture, and peoples. Ochoa rewrites Latin American history by highlighting the events that have literally shaped the jungles and buildings of the country. The works become an illustrated and updated timeline that joins Colombia’s present reality with its hidden past.   Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors & Students – $7, Members and Children…

September 21, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
$12 – $15

Dimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografia

The exhibit addresses the artistic legacy of modern master Rufino Tamayo (1890-1991). Fifty prints on loan from Mixografia in Los Angeles depicting silhouetted figures, celestial bodies and the feathered serpent-god Quetzalcoatl will illustrate the “fourth great one’s” last artistic expedition to discover a uniquely Mexican style in form.   Tuesdays – Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12, Members and Children under 12 Free, Free Admission for Santa Ana residents on Sundays

September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
Free

Inland Ink – Celebrating Masters of Printmaking Working in Inland Southern California

Connected by their mastery of putting ink to paper and a shared geography, Denise Kraemer, Pavel Acevedo, Tim Musso, Froukje Schaffsma-Smith, Chick Curtis, and C. Matthew Luther explore a broad variety of traditional, as well as contemporary, printmaking techniques from woodcut to digital prints. Contemporary printmaking is flourishing in Inland Southern California, with artists exploring new digital approaches, renewing time-honored techniques, and printing on and with alternative materials and tools. New technologies have been swiftly integrated by some printmakers while…

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