Museum Openings This Week: The Ends of the Earth and Death

Jeanne-Claude and Christo, Wrapped Coast-One Million Square Feet 1968-96, Collection of the artist Superstudio; Cube of Forest on the Golden Gate, 1970-1971, Collection the heirs of Roberto Magris | images via MOCA

Museum Openings is a weekly guide showing you what museum exhibitions are opening this week around Southern California. Browse more recent openings here.

MOCA: The Geffen Contemporary
Does the earth inspire you? Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 explores the way artists experimented with use of land in their media to comment on a social, as well as physical, landscape.
May 27 to September 3, 2012

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The Getty Center
Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages indulges in the fantastical and demonic depictions of death in illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, printed books, and paintings. "Death was everywhere in medieval culture, and the unshakable belief in an afterlife motivated much of the art we see from this period," said Martin Schwarz, curator of the exhibition. "The centrality of death played out in the popular and religious imagination in many ways, from poetry to literature to the uplifting and terrifying images seen in the exhibition."
May 29 to August 12, 2012

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