Museum Openings and Closings This Week: Made in L.A. and More

Choy Residence by architect Eugene Choy, 1949. Photo by Julius Shulman | image via Chinese American Museum

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 Hammer Museum
MADE IN L.A. 2012 is a new L.A. biennial in collaboration with LAXART, which features new and under-recognized artists from the L.A. region.
June 2, 2012 - September 2, 2012

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A multi-media exhibit, Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol is artist Sharon Lockhart's meditations inspired by the work of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noah Eshkol.
June 4, 2012-September 9, 2012

The Getty Center
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's "Ecce Homo" Altarpiece from Warsaw is the complete triptych by 16th century Netherlandish painter Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574).
June 5, 2012-January 13, 2013


Chinese American Museum
Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980) focuses on the lives and work of architects Eugene K. Choy, Gilbert Leong, Helen Liu Fong, and Gin Wong, "who played pivotal roles in the development of Mid-Century Modern and Googie Architecture movements unique to California's Post-War architectural renaissance."
Ends June 3, 2012

The Grammy Museum
Trouble In Paradise: Music and Los Angeles, 1945-1975 explores thirty years of the pop music scene in Los Angeles, and its related culture, politics, and popular art.
Ends June 3, 2012

A Colorado native and a leading chroniclers of the American West, Robert Adams: The Place We Live surveys Adams' career spanning four decades. Author and KCET columnist Susan Straight wrote about the exhibition here.
Ends June 3, 2012

California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way" is touted as "the first major study of modern California design," examining "the state's role in shaping the material culture of the entire country with more than 350 objects, comprising furniture, ceramics, metalwork, graphic and industrial design, film, textiles, and fashion." Catch it before it's gone!
Ends June 3, 2012

Additional Recent Openings and Closings

Laguna Art Museum
Abstract Classicists reapproaches the seminal 1959 exhibition Four Abstract Classicists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The works of these six artists show an intuitive and economic approach to form, a sensitivity and playfulness of color, and an aim to expand on abstract possibilities."
May 29-October 28, 2012

Craft and Folk Art Museum
Baseball: The All-American Game explores baseball's impact on American folk art made between the late-1800s to present day.
May 26 - September 9, 2012

Ehren Tool: Production or Destruction is a solo exhibition of ceramist and former Marine, Ehren Tool using handmade ceramic cups to address the theme of armed conflict.
May 26 - September 9, 2012

Annenberg Space for Photography
Digital Darkroom
Ended May 28, 2012


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