Museum Openings/Closings: NASA, Warhol, MEX/LA & 7 More Exhibits to Check Out

Images, Left to Right: Top - 'MEX/LA' at MOLAA; 'Launching a Dream' at Fowler; 'Freedom's Sisters' at Museum of Tolerance. Middle - Roland Reiss at PMCA; 'Love Never Fails' at PMCA; Transcultural Pilgrim at Fowler. Bottom - 'Bedia Selects' at Fowler

Museum exhibit openings and closings in the Los Angeles area for the week of September 12th.

Museum of Tolerance
Let us not forget the women who contributed and shaped the civil rights movement, which is often only told through the lens of male leaders. Freedom's Sisters, a traveling exhibition, honors 20 African American women, from historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks to contemporaries such as Sonia Sanchez and Dr. Dorothy Height.
September 14 - January 8, 2012

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Fowler Museum at UCLA
Cuban painter and installation artist José Bedia dominates the Fowler with two exhibitions, one of his work that ranges topics from the Afro-Cuban religion Palo Monte to indigenous American peoples--Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia-- and another of his choosing--Fowler in Focus: Bedia Selects--where he curates over 30 works from the museum's permanent collection.
September 18 - January 8, 2012

Launching a Dream: Reviving Tongva Maritime Traditions, which photographically documents the construction, launch and celebrations that surround the rebirth of Tongva and Chumash--American Indians of coastal Southern California and the Channel Islands--maritime traditions, will close.
Closes September 18

Museum of Latin American Art
As part of the Pacific Standard Time museum collaboration across Southern California, MEX/L.A.: "Mexican" Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985 explores a variety of media by artists, some whose presence and practice influenced household modern artists, and others who exemplify an understanding of Mexican, American, Chicano art and the art of Los Angeles in a broader context.
September 19 - January 29, 2012

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Miniature sculptures of quotidian scenes (Roland Reiss Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s) and a multimedia 9/11 installation (Alex Kritselis: Above the Folk) are just two of the four new exhibitions opening here on Sunday. Rounding out the eclectic quartet are a sundry of paintings from husband and wife team Edouard and Luvena Vysekal (Love Never Fails: The Art of Edouard and Luvena Vysekal) and an interactive infrared installation by Dan Goods of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Beneath the Surface: NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter).
September 18 - January 8, 2012

The Museum of Contemporary Art
Andy Warhol turned the everyday soup can into an iconic pop art symbol when he displayed 32 paintings of them in the pivotal-to-postwar-art-in-L.A. space Ferus Gallery 49 years ago. Displayed at MOCA throughout the summer, Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans down after the weekend.
Closes September 19

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