Museum Openings & Closings This Week: Rebel, Rock & Roll, Levitated Mass & More

Combat Paper | Image via the Muckenthaler

Museum Openings and Closings is a weekly guide showing you what's going on this week with exhibitions around Southern California. Browse more recent openings here.


The Muckenthaler
Experience the art of war. Originally a way for returning soldiers to share their stories in a series of workshops, Combat Paper collects the print work of veterans from across the country, who have transformed their battle uniforms into paper.
June 21 - August 19, 2012

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MOCA Pacific Design Center
AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN exhibits 17 wall panels. She is interested in "translation, scale, and the authored collapse of authentic gesture and performance."
Opens June 22, 2012

The Annenberg Space for Photography
Featuring 166 prints from iconic photographers, a slideshow, an original behind-the-scenes documentary film, and an accompanying live music series, Who Shot Rock & Roll delves deep into the image-making of music.
Watch the teaser trailer here.
Opens June 23, 2012

Bowers Museum
Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars displays the works of goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. "Perhaps best known for Imperial Easter Eggs created for the Russian Royal family, the House of Fabergé also fashioned jewelry and luxurious gifts for many ruling families of Europe, as well as other wealthy patrons."
June 23 - January 6, 2013

Michael Heizer: Levitated Mass is "composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith." A big rock over your head!
June 24, 2012

Jack Goldstein X 10,000 is the first American retrospective of the artist, a central figure in Postmodernist discourse of the 1970s and 1980s, who experimented with just about every medium.
June 24, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012

In the Courtyard: Shared Thread consists of installations by six local artists who explore the self in relation to the physical environment.
June 28, 2012 - December 30, 2012

The Autry in Griffith Park
Katsina in Hopi Life displays unique cultural dolls from the Autry's Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection. "Katsinam (the plural form of Katsina) are spiritual beings who represent all aspects of life."
June 29, 2012 - June 23, 2013

Additional Recent Openings
Temporary Galleries Play with Me explores contemporary art and installation art in a hands-on approach.
June 17 - September 2, 2012


Conceived by James Franco, Rebel digs into the Hollywood culture and characters behind the film "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955).
Ends June 23, 2012

The Fowler Museum at UCLA
In 2008, the Fowler Museum received a donation of over two hundred examples of early 19th - mid 20th century e-gasuri (pictures made a using a rustic type of Japanese ikat cloth) from Dr. Jeffrey Krauss of Potomac, Maryland. Fowler in Focus: Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection shares approximately 30 of these woven textiles, featuring "highly imaginative pictorial motifs of sake-swilling imps, Buddhist saints in the form of pop-up dolls, turtles trailing seaweed as longevity symbols, battleships at sea, and many others."
Ends June 24, 2012

The Huntington Library
As promoted in KCET events, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and columnist Al Martinez was the subject of this new exhibition, Bard of L.A., at the Huntington, which traces his long career through his writings and archival materials, including letters, photos and memorabilia.
Ends June 24, 2012


Look East Film Festival Preview


Ahn Sung-Ki & Lee Byung-Hun at Grauman's Chinese Theater