Museum Openings and Closings This Week: Tall Stories, Still Lifes, and More

Belkis Ayón (Cuba, b.1967 - d.1999), Untitled, 1996, collograph, Robert Gumbiner Collection, P.958 | image via MOLAA

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.


Santa Monica Museum of Art
dosa is an internationally renowned clothing line. The exhibit, dosa for SMMoA: A GRACIE Art Installation and Shop, features the new Spring 2012 collection -- inspired by the vibrant blue and white hues of cloud formations that Christina Kim photographed while flying over Acapulco, Mexico -- and items created specifically for the shop.
July 14 - August 18, 2012

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For the exhibit Tell Me A Tall Story, visitors are challenged to create their own narrative based on the curatorial choices of artwork pulled from the permanent collection.
July 15, 2012 - December 2, 2012

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Brian Bress is an emerging multi-media artist. For his first solo exhibit, Interventions, he displays five video portraits, which slowly morph within their frames, creating a sense of surprise and perhaps, unease.
July 15 - September 30, 2012

Norton Simon Museum
Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life challenges the idea that the still life is the lowest rung on the artistic ladder, by conveying symbolism, skill and fantasy.
July 20, 2012 - January 21, 2013


Pacific Asia Museum
An homage to the famous Japanese woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and his acclaimed series 36 Views of Mount Fuji, 36 Views of Mount Rainier: Woodblock Prints by Kristina Hagman, incorporates both urban and natural perspectives of the famous North American mountain.
Ends July 15, 2012

What causes the hairs on the back of your neck to stand on end? Can you smell it? Explore your perception of caution in Danger!, which features the work of Mexican artists Mely Barragán, Miguel Fernández, and Daniel Ruanova. The exhibit is part of The Collaborative, a project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and MOLAA.
Ends July 20, 2012


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