Museum Openings and Closings This Week: Curious Creatures, Klimpt's Drawings, and More

The Apple, n.d.; Jacques Enguerrand-Gourgue | image via CAAM
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 Fowler
Hoofs, wings, critters, and two-headed dogs are all explored at Fowler in Focus: Curious Creatures from Mexican Popular Arts, which draws from regional animal-art traditions.
July 1-November 28, 2012

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The Getty
It all begins with a simple line. At least that's what Gustav Klimpt discovered. He based his seminal modernist works on drawings, particularly of female nudes. "It was through drawing that Klimt developed his momentous themes of human suffering, longing for love and happiness, and the cycle of life from birth to death." The Magic of Line is the first retrospective fully dedicated to Klimpt's drawings.
Watch a demonstrative video of the exhibit here
July 3- September 23, 2012


California Science Center
CHIP House -- the Compact, Hyper-Insulated Prototype -- is an award winning eco-abode with super exterior insulation and solar panels. Don't miss your chance to point at a light and turn it on through the Xbox Kinect motion-sensitive video game system that has been turned into a master command center.
Ends June 30, 2012

Museum of Latin American Art
How do you remember your favorite city? Do you long to touch white, sandy dunes? Anywhere Better Than This Place: Selections From MOLAA'S Permanent Collection explores the themes of landscape and place and how it relates to the human imagination.
Ends June 30, 2012

The Autry
A master of Western Art, Howard Terpning focused on Native peoples of the Plains before the end of the Indian Wars. Tribute to the Plains People highlights 80 of his works, some never before exhibited to the public.
Ends July 1, 2012

Bowers Museum
Gold was considered a gift from the sun for the ancient people in the highlands of Colombia. They "expertly crafted figures of spirits, animals and humans that communicated their understanding and philosophy of the universe and all that existed within it." From the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia, Sacred Gold: Pre-Hispanic Art of Colombia features over 200 gold figures and ornaments, and a selection of ceramic tomb figures and stone tools.

A supplement to the Sacred Gold exhibit is one of the world's most important religious artifacts: The Atocha Cross. It was recovered from the sunken treasure of a 17th century Spanish galleon carrying treasures from the New World back to Europe.
Ends July 1, 2012

Visual Rhythms groups together recent acquisitions and items from the permanent collection by their movement, line, shape, color, and texture.
Ends July 1, 2012

Children of the Plumed Serpent: the Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico gathers art created by people from ancient kingdoms in Southern Mexico, who believed themselves to be descendants of the Plumed Serpent God. This super-star deity and the cultures that venerated him are explored in objects including mosaics ceramics and codices.
Ends July 1, 2012


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


Downtown Film Festival