Museum Openings This Week: Rebel, Tribute to the Plains People, and More

by Howard Terpning | image via The Autry

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

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SkyScapes brings three artists together in their fascination with the sky. From Santa Monica, to Malibu to the Coachella valley, the artists explore the sky's "myriad of natural configurations -- highlighting the sky's beauty and its ability to inspire dreams and self-reflection."
May 10 - August 12, 2012

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Conceived by James Franco, Rebel digs into the Hollywood culture and characters behind the film "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955).
May 15 - June 23, 2012

In conjunction with the exhibit, Paul and Damon McCarthy's Rebel Dabble Babble re-creates and re-imagines what happened behind-the-scenes of the filming of "Rebel Without A Cause," in particular at The Bungalow number two at the Chateau Marmont. The exhibit seems to explore the fine line between entertainment and pornography.
May 11- July 07, 2012

The Autry
A master of Western Art, Howard Terpning focused on Native peoples of the Plains before the end of the Indian Wars. Tribute to the Plains People highlights 80 of his works, some never before exhibited to the public.
May 12 - July 1, 2012

The Skirball
Jewish American interest in Mah Jongg inspires this new exhibit, Project Mah Jongg, at the Skirball. Lean about the history of the Chinese game, how it came to America and its place in Jewish life. "Also on view are inventive novelty items that marketers produced in response to the 1920s American mah jongg craze, such as incense, dolls, swizzle sticks, and drumsticks." You can even learn how to play!
May 17 - September 2, 2012


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