Museum Closings This Week: Contested Visions, Sympathetic Seeing & More

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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.

The Huntington
The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985 explores the craft of self-taught, woodworking master Sam Maloof and a number of his colleagues.

Related Exhibit: Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Craft
In Words and Wood documents the personal relationships, correspondences and professional exchanges between 20th century woodworkers Sam Maloof, Bob Stocksdale and Ed Mouthrop.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983
is a multi-layered exhibition, with ephemera from past performance on display in conjunction with live performance-art recreations, commissioned works, and publications.The exhibit is meant to create conversation between performance artists, present and past.
Ends January 29, 2012

What is the artistic role of indigenous populations during conquest, creatively and symbolically? In Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World, art and agency are examined through 200 comparative works from Mexico and Peru from the 15th-19th centuries.
Ends January 29, 2012

MAK Center
Architecture historian Esther McCoy was a seminal figure for American Modernism. Her journalism and storytelling led to changed labor practices, innovative domestic architecture and more.
"Through photographs, drawings, texts, videos, and audio interviews, Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
will highlight the extraordinary range and importance of McCoy's work."
Ends January 29, 2012


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