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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

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 2 - December 5
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway
Los Angeles,

Chinatown After Dark

This First Thursday monthly event features innovative chefs who test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event features talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood. 6:00 – 10:00 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,…

September 2019

September 1 - December 31
Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065 United States

Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery

Featuring more than 100 pieces of rare ceramics from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, this exhibition traces the dramatic changes that transformed the Pueblo pottery tradition in the era following sixteenth-century Spanish colonization to the present. Organized by Pueblo language groups, the show includes pieces by such well-known potters as Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Nampeyo (Hopi) and her descendants, Juan Cruz Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo) and Tonita Peña Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Gladys…

September 1 - December 31
Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States

Para Todos Los Niños – Fighting Segregation in California

Many people know of desegregation as it happened in the American South, but this exhibition shares the story of the landmark struggles of Latino families in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board of Education. Para Todos Los Niños – Fighting Segregation in California, shows the history of segregation and discrimination in California that targeted all non-White citizens, in housing, jobs, and schools. Ongoing Exhibition Adults – $15.50, Seniors – $13.50, Children – $12.50, Children under five, Military…

September 1 - November 24
Museum of Social Justice, 115 Paseo de La Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Visualizing the People’s History: Richard Cross’s Images of the Central American Liberation Wars

American photojournalist Richard Cross documented the turbulent period of liberation wars in Central America from 1979 to 1983 until he was killed while on assignment in Honduras. The photographs depict communities and landscapes enduring war and genocide. Cross’s work illuminates the legacies of these wars, which propelled the largest contemporary migration of people from Central America to the United States, and which continue to shape their American experience.   Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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 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

October 2019

October 12, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$7 – $10

Robert Graham

Robert Graham’s (1938-2008) unique ceramic sculptures and recent drawings are the subject of an exhibition at Frank Lloyd Gallery. Graham, well-known for his monumental bronze sculptures and civic monuments, has previously worked in fired clay. Like many sculptors, his ceramic sculptures convey a direct relationship to his other works, and for Graham, the pieces continue his investigation of the female form. Many of these works were exhibited in an important show at the legendary Nicholas Wilder Gallery in 1975. The…


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