Museum Openings and Closings This Week: East, West, Aphrodite, and More

David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East | image via The Armory
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 Armory
David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East is a retrospective of Askevold's works in sculpture/installation, film and video, photo-text works, and late digital images. He was considered a pioneer in the development of conceptual video and photo-based art.
July 8 - September 15, 2012

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Loïs Mailou Jones was a 20th century African-American, female artist. A Life in Vibrant Color explores her work "from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary synthesis of African, Caribbean, American and African American iconography."
July 12 - September 16, 2012


Santa Monica Museum of Art
Isa Melsheimer: Vermilion Sands and Other Stories from the Neon West is an installation piece that explores "Hollywood's cinematic heyday and its motion picture icons, investigating notions of glamour and luxury as they relate to characters, architecture, and locations in and around Los Angeles."
Ends July 7, 2012

Long Beach Museum of Art
Gerit Grimm: Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection. Grimm is German artist trained as a ceramicist.
Ends July 8, 2012

The Getty Villa
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love explores the sensuous goddess, her various powers, and her evolution and lineage. The exhibit features a variety of objects, from delicate jewerly to large-scale sculpture.
Ends July 9, 2012


Downtown Film Festival


Guide: Downtown Art Walk, July 12, 2012