Museums This Week: Gold Fever and More Closings

Hydraulic Mining | image via Temecula Valley Museum
Museums This Week is a guide to what's going on with exhibitions around Southern California. Browse recent openings, here.

Openings
Temecula Valley Museum
Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California's Gold Rush is a traveling exhibition, focused on the events, images, and documents of the Gold Rush era.
January 12th - February 24th, 2013

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Closings
Bowers Museum
During her service, Secretary of State and Ambassador Madeleine Albright found that jewelry had the power to convey a foreign policy message. Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection displays her signature brooches.
Ends January 13, 2013

The Getty Center
Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's "Ecce Homo" Altarpiece from Warsaw is the complete triptych by 16th century Netherlandish painter Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574).
Ends January 13, 2013

MOLAA
The Collaborative: Where ever you roam is an exhibition that investigates the artifacts used to demand democratic alternatives in the public sphere, but also evokes a reflection on the protesting strategies of our times.
Ends January 13, 2013

The Huntington
The Civil War coincided with the advent of photography, creating some of the country's earliest war photographers and exposing the nation to captivating images. A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War pulls from the Huntington's permanent collection of photographs from this seminal era. The exhibit is part of The Civil War at the Huntington, commemorating the war's 150th anniversary.
Ends January 14, 2013

MOCA Grand
In the 20th century Post-war era, abstract artists began affixing objects and materials to their two dimensional works. Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 explores this "literal assault on the picture plane," and the social and political factors leading to the artistic practice.
Ends January 14, 2013

Where ever you roam | image via MOLAA

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