Museum Openings this Week: Utopian Cities, African-American Photography and Westside Art Extravaganza

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The Collaborative
Want to make the perfect, future city? Using Long Beach as a model, Architect Giacomo Castagnola and Urban Planner James Rojas create The Utopian City Project, an interactive and inhabitable representation that allows visitors to shape the future of the city, conceptually and physically. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art and the Art Council for Long Beach.
October 22 - January 15, 2012

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CSUN Art Galleries
Identity and Affirmation: Postwar African-American Photography exhibits 125 images, 1945 to 1980, hand-plucked from the largest collection of work by African-American photographers in the country at the Institute for Arts and Media at California State University, Northridge. "Most of the photographers worked for news services and the black press," according to CSUN, "chronicling politicians, important events and celebrities in a photo-journalistic style."
October 23 - December 10, 2011

Santa Monica & Westside Museums
Explore West Side Art by free shuttle or bike tour as a part of Pacific Standard Time's Santa Monica/Westside Focus Weekend. Includes a family festival at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a panel discussion, "Who Got More Naked?" hosted by 18th Street Arts Center.
October 22nd, 10am-6pm

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Norton Simon Museum: Behind the Scenes at Gemini G.E.L. (Graphics Editions Limited), Los Angeles' most venerable printshops. "Guests will be given a short history of the workshop, as well as a hands-on demonstration of lithography by a workshop printer."
October 22, 11am-12:30pm

Children's Workshop: Weaving Plants into Art. at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
October 22, 10am

Autry National Center, Art Along the Valley: The Home Savings Bank Art Project. Take a bus tour to six mural locations in the San Fernando Valley that speak to the portrayal of Mexican Americans in public art, focusing on Millard Sheets' artwork on Home Savings and Loan banks.
October 23, 11am.

Sublime Materials Workshops led by Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications
. A three part workshop in preparation for a performative construction of Disappearing Environments.
October 22, 12pm.

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