Museum Closings This Week: Five Car Stud, Modern Antiquity & More

Sleeping Ariadne, Roman, A.D. 100-200, Marble. The San Antonio Museum of Art. Gift of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., 86.134.149. Photo: Peggy Tenison | image via The Getty

See them before they're gone! Here's a list of what museum exhibitions are closing this week. Click here to see what opened this week.

Chapman University, Guggenheim Gallery
If you enjoy the repetition or exaggeration of ordinary objects, such as nails or masking tape, then visit Everyman's Infinite Art before it closes. The Pacific Standard Time site says: "In keeping with the spirit of the original, the Project Room of the Guggenheim Gallery will be closed and a facsimile brochure will be made available." Really?
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California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) / REDCAT
The Experimental Impulse is an exhibit designed by current Los Angeles artists who have turned their eyes to the vital role of experimentation in the Los Angeles art scene post 1965.
Ends January 15, 2012

The Collaborative
Want to make the perfect, future city? Using Long Beach as a model, Architect Giacomo Castagnola and Urban Planner James Rojas create The Utopian City Project, an interactive and inhabitable representation that allows visitors to shape the future of the city, conceptually and physically. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art and the Art Council for Long Beach.
Ends January 15, 2012

LACMA
Dug out of storage in Japan after 40 years, Edward Kienholz's Five Car Stud (1969-72) is a graphic, life-size tableau capturing a moment of racist brutality in American history. "Please note that this work contains images of explicit violence and nudity."
Ends January 15, 2012

Natural History Museum
Before it became known as the Natural History Museum, it was the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art, the first dedicated museum building in L.A.. Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963 highlights the role the previous establishment played in the early artistic culture of the city.
Ends January 15, 2012

The Getty Villa
They say everything's been done before. In the case of the exhibit, Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique, it's about seeing what's already been done with new eyes. "Exploring three thematic categories--stories, bodies, and objects--the exhibition illuminates what these 20th-century artists found arresting in ancient culture." The visual dialogue between the antique and the modern continues.
Ends January 16, 2012

The Museum of Tolerance
Experience the stories of America's heroes. "Freedom's Sisters, a collaboration between SITES and Cincinnati Museum Center, brings to life 20 African American women, from key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders, who have fought for equality for all Americans."
Ends January 18, 2012

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