Museum Closings This Week: Tantric Art & More

Saint Ginés de la Jara: Detail of left hand showing encarnaciones, Luisa Roldán, Spanish, about 1692 | Image via The Getty Center

See them before they're gone! Here's a list of what museum exhibitions are closing this weekend.

CSUN Art Galleries
Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography exhibits 125 images, 1945 to 1980, hand-plucked from the largest collection of work by African-American photographers in the country at the Institute for Arts and Media at California State University, Northridge. "Most of the photographers worked for news services and the black press," according to CSUN, "chronicling politicians, important events and celebrities in a photo-journalistic style."
Ends December 10, 2011

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Santa Monica Museum of Art
Used for private meditation, the highly symbolic works in Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan were created in India between 1985-2009 as a part of a spiritual practice, combining ancient, Eastern depth with a surprisingly modern aesthetic.
Ends December 10, 2011

Santa Monica Museum of Art
Last chance to see Kelly Barrie: Mirror House large-format photographic work created specifically for the museum. "Barrie's work investigates the relationship between historical memory and aesthetic practice--in this case, using Hurricane Katrina as the backdrop."
Ends December 10, 2011

The Getty Center
La Roldana's Saint Ginés: The Making of a Polychrome Sculpture examines the life and work of Luisa Roldán, a rare 17th century female sculptor catapulted to fame at the Spanish royal court.
Ends December 11, 2011


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