Museum Openings and Closings This Week: Designing Women and More

May Hamilton de Causse United States, 1886-1971 (Worked in Pasadena and Culver City), Two Women, plaque (detail), circa 1934, Photograph: Susan Einstein | image via The Autry
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.

Openings
The Autry
California's Designing Women, 1896-1986 pays homage to more than 50 women who helped establish California as an epicenter of the design world. "Many of its approximately 240 examples of textiles, ceramics, furniture, lighting, tapestries, jewelry, clothing, and graphics are being exhibited for the first time."
August 10, 2012 - January 6, 2013

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Closings
Pacific Asia Museum
Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi presents the works of the 19th century Japanese print artist, which focus on Japanese history and legend.
Ends August 12, 2012

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Southern Californians love their cars. Behind the Wheel explores the psychological connection to the automobile through a series of photographs pulled from the SBMA permanent collection.
Ends August 12, 2012

The Getty Center
Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages examines the fantastical and demonic depictions of death in medieval illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, printed books, and paintings. "Death was everywhere in medieval culture, and the unshakable belief in an afterlife motivated much of the art we see from this period," said Martin Schwarz, curator of the exhibition. "The centrality of death played out in the popular and religious imagination in many ways, from poetry to literature to the uplifting and terrifying images seen in the exhibition."
Ends August 12, 2012

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