Museum Openings This Week: Best Kept Secret, Storytelling & More

I See What You're Saying, negative 2002; print 2005 by Eileen Cowin | photo from The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of the artist © Eileen Cowin<br />

A weekly guide showing you what museum exhibitions are opening this week around Southern California. Check out what opened last week here.

J. Paul Getty Museum
The Getty presents the first U.S. exhibition of Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939. Mostly known as a painter, Feininger was on faculty at the Bauhaus, a unique, interdisciplinary school of art in Germany. "Working alone and often at night, he created expressive, introspective, otherworldly images that have little in common with the playful student photography more typically associated with the school."

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A related exhibit, Narrative Interventions in Photography, explores the photographic storytelling techniques of three contemporary artists, Eileen Cowin (American, born 1947), Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953), and Simryn Gill (Singaporean, born 1959).
October 25, 2011-March 11, 2012

Skirball Cultural Center
Women Hold Up Half the Sky is an original exhibition about women around the world who turn oppression into opportunity. Inspired by a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the exhibit features documentary photographs, visual art, sound installations, and interactive gallery experiences.
October 27, 2011-March 11, 2012

UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library
DIY Days, LA: a roving conference for those who create, is partnering with the UCLA Library and their Open Access Week for a free day of talks and workshops about storytelling and its applications.
October 28, 2011

Laguna Art Museum
Best Kept Secret examines the role of University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971.
October 30, 2011 - January 22, 2012

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