Museum Openings This Week: Modernists Inspired by Antiques & More

The Transformed Dream, Giorgio de Chirico, 1913 | from The Getty © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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

The Getty Villa
They say everything's been done before. In the case of the exhibit, Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique, it's about seeing what's already been done with new eyes. "Exploring three thematic categories--stories, bodies, and objects--the exhibition illuminates what these 20th-century artists found arresting in ancient culture." The visual dialogue between the antique and the modern continues.
November 2, 2011-January 16, 2012

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What is the artistic role of indigenous populations during conquest, creatively and symbolically? In Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World, art and agency are examined through 200 comparative works from Mexico and Peru from the 15th-19th centuries.
November 6, 2011-January 29, 2012


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