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YABII Closing Reception
September 21, 2012
Admission: Free and open to the public
RAM, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
UCR, Cal Baptist, and CSUSB students who curated portions of the museum in response to our You Are Breathing In It! exhibit will be here with Puerto Rican Artist Christopher Rivera to discuss their experiences, artwork, and art in public spaces.
Closing reception festivities will follow: Music by Chelsea Rector. Beer by Packinghouse Brewing Co.
Hans Richter: Encounters
May 5, 2012-September 2, 2013
LACMA, Resnick Pavilion, Los Angeles
Hans Richter, polymath, painter, filmmaker, and writer was above all an artist of social import, and the force and meaning of his art was attained by his interaction with those around him. His essential and unique contributions to modernism spanned its crucial trajectory from expressionism through dadaism, constructivism, surrealism and New American Cinema movement. Learn more
Henri Matisse: La Gerbe
April 21, 2013–September 8, 2013
LACMA, Ahmanson Building, Level 2, Los Angeles
In 2010, Matisse's large ceramic, La Gerbe (The Sheaf) was bequeathed to LACMA. Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody in the early 1950s for the courtyard of their home by A. Quincy Jones, the ceramic reflects the work Matisse had been doing with large, colorful paper cut-outs. Henri Matisse: La Gerbe places Matisse’s final commission by the Brodys in context with the paper cut-outs he made at the end of his career, exemplified by the print portfolio Jazz (1947) and his Madame de Pompadour (1951). In addition, the exhibition includes the original maquette for La Gerbe, on loan from the Hammer Museum; this is the first time the maquette and the ceramic have been exhibited together. Learn more
- Katsina In Hopi Life
June 29, 2012 - December 1, 2013
The Autry in Griffith Park, CA
Told from the Hopi perspective with objects, videos, and experiential installations, this exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into Hopi life and culture. Includes Katsina dolls from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection. Learn more
- Metropolis II
January 14, 2012-Ongoing
LACMA, BCAM, Level 1, West; Los Angeles, CA
Metropolis II is an intense and a complex kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one 6 lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. Learn more
- Levitated Mass
LACMA, Resnick North Lawn; Los Angeles, CA
Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot carved into the earth, over which is placed a 340-ton monolithic granite boulder. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork. Learn more
Warhol works are received from the estate of Robert Shapazian
Scott Galleries, The Huntington Art Gallery; San Marino, CA
A gift of important works by Andy Warhol, the artist synonymous with the Pop Art movement, has come to The Huntington from the estate of Robert Shapazian, who was the director of Lapis Press, founded by the artist Sam Francis, and was founding director of the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. One of the pieces is Small Crushed Campbell’s Soup Can (Beef Noodle), a painting made in 1962 as a unique, early variant of the famous series. Another is Brillo Box, constructed in 1964 at the time of the artist’s first sculpture exhibition. Rounding out the gift is a group of nine unlicensed copies of Brillo Box commissioned in 1990 by art collector and international museum director Pontus Hultén. Learn more
- BILL SOZA WARSOLDIER: Oil Painting from the Aspen Wolf series
Sherman Indian Museum; Riverside, CA
Bill Soza Warsoldier, (Soboba Band of Cahuilla Indians/White Mountain Apache), is one of the primary catalysts for a change which would make all of us "never look at Indian Art the same way again." His work has a sophisticated starkness which almost forces an observer to be aware of the truths he talked about as a young man, and of which he talks of now. Please contact the Sherman Indian Museum for exhibit days and times. (951)276-6719. Visit warsoldierartwork.com for more information.
- The Bowers Museum; Santa Ana, CA
Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy
Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese technology, art and culture utilizing rare examples of bronze vessels, mirrors, polychrome potteries, sculptures, porcelains, paintings, ivory carvings and robes.
California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos (1768-1848)
California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos (1768-1848) features displays of California and Orange County history that are must-sees for California students and residents alike.
Classic California: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Permanent Collection
Classic California: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Permanent Collection features 22 paintings by California’s most celebrated artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have been recently conserved from the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection.
This installation showcases the Bowers' extensive permanent collection of Native American art and artifacts in stone, shell, plant fiber (through spectacular basketry) and feathers.
Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest
Arts from the sophisticated Pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico and Central America are highlighted in a series of galleries.
Masters of Adornment: The Miao People of China
This important collection of exquisite textiles and silver jewelry on loan to and from the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection highlights the beauty and wealth of the Miao peoples of southwest China.
- Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
The Huntington; San Marino, CA
The newly expanded Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art open May 30 to reveal a completely transformed space in which the growing American art collection will be displayed in an area more than twice its previous size. With 16,379 square feet of reconfigured galleries, this will be one of the largest presentations in California of American art from the colonial period through the mid- 20th century.
- Latin American Art: Ancient to Contemporary, LACMA Permanent Collection
LA County Museum of Art
Art of the Americas Building
New Galleries: The newly reinstalled galleries "Latin American Art: Ancient to Contemporary" open to the public on July 26, 2008. Located on the third floor of the Art of the Americas Building, the galleries feature numerous recent acquisitions of ancient American, Spanish colonial, modern, and contemporary art. The ancient galleries are designed by renowned artist Jorge Pardo, who has created an innovative and experimental environment that encourages visitors to look at these works in compelling new ways.
The heart of the collection of the art of the ancient Americas is a rich cross section of objects from the major civilizations of ancient Mexico. A significant portion of the collection, which was assembled by Proctor Stafford and acquired by the museum in 1986, represents the ceramic funerary offerings found in the tombs of the West Mexican states of Nayarit, Colima, and Jalisco. These ceramic sculptures appear to reflect the objects and activities of daily life and were made popular by such collectors as the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
- A Bridge to the Americas: the molaa Permanent Collection
Museum of Latin American Art; Long Beach, CA
In June, the molaa Permanent Collection is presented as, "A Bridge to the Americas," offering over 80 works of art presented both geographically and thematically in two of the Permanent Collection Galleries.
The first gallery highlights approximately 25 works of art, one to four from each of the 19 Spanish/Portuguese speaking countries in the regions of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, to profile the various countries and their leading art movements and artists represented in the molaa Collection.
The second gallery will present approximately 60 works of art presented in 3 thematic movements-Cultural Landscapes, The Mestizaje of Identity and Spiritual and Religious Practices-offering an interpretation of the art related to the distinct and varied representation of ethnic identity, heritage and cultural practice specific to Latin America. Sample: Eduardo Kingman's Depressed Woman, 1964