Museum Closings This Week: Gray Column, Women Hold Up Half the Sky & More

Javaria | photograph by Nicholas D. Kristof via The Skirball

See them before they're gone! Here's a list of what museum exhibitions are closing this week. For recent museum openings, click here.

The Getty
A 12-foot-high, 8-foot-wide sculpture made with polyester resin, Gray Column was one of the largest sculptures De Wain Valentine ever cast, on display here for the first time. From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column examines creation and subsequent conservation of the sculpture.
Ends March 11, 2012

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Mostly known as a painter, Lyonel Feininger was on faculty at the Bauhaus, a unique, interdisciplinary school of art in Germany. "Working alone and often at night, he created expressive, introspective, otherworldly images that have little in common with the playful student photography more typically associated with the school." Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 was his first U.S. Exhibition.
Ends March 11, 2012


A related exhibit, Narrative Interventions in Photography, explores the photographic storytelling techniques of three contemporary artists, Eileen Cowin (American, born 1947), Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953), and Simryn Gill (Singaporean, born 1959).
Ends March 11, 2012

The Skirball
Women Hold Up Half the Sky is an original exhibition about women around the world who turn oppression into opportunity. Inspired by a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibit features documentary photographs, visual art, sound installations and interactive gallery experiences.
Ends March 11, 2012

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