Museums This Week: Space Shuttle Endeavor, Stanley Kubrick, & More

Space Shuttle Endeavor at Exposition Park | Photo: craigdietrich/Flickr/Creative Commons License

Museums This Week is a guide to what's going on with exhibitions around Southern California. For recent openings, browse them here.

Openings

Pasadena Museum of California Art
There are a number of new openings this week:
October 28, 2012 - February 24, 2013


  • Greta Magnusson Grossman was a Swedish-American architect and designer who settled in Los Angeles and help define California modernist style. Greta Magnusson Grossman: A Car and Some Shorts is the first retrospective of her work.

  • After visiting genetic engineering apple laboratories, Los Angeles artist Jessica Rath's exhibit take me to the apple breeder, was born. It features porcelain apple sculptures and large-scale photographic portraits of hybrid trees.

  • Guillermo Bert: Encoded Textiles explores globalization, technology, and indigenous populations. An L.A. based artist, Bert gathers stories from indigenous populations, then uses software to transform it into QR codes. Native weavers then weave the code. Dare you to scan it!

  • White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre features about 25 of the artist's works from the 1930s, when he became known for his seminal black and white wood engravings.

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The California Science Center
Trees were cut down, jubilant crowds gathered in the streets, and now finally the Space Shuttle Endeavor is ready for the real show. After exploring the shuttle's California story, you have the opportunity to see it in person at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion. (And watch "SoCal Connected" on Tuesday, October for a story about Endeavour and space technology at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)
Opens October 30, 2012

LACMA
Kubrick is known in the film word for his pioneering style. Now LACMA examines his work through a series of scripts, lenses, and production photographs, in the first exhibit dedicated to Stanley Kubrick at an art museum.
November 1, 2012-June 30, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum
Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia provides a glimpse into the significance of objects and designs from various regions in Indonesia.
November 2, 2012 - March 24, 2013

Closings
The Armory
Gregory Michael Hernandez completes his residency with an exhibit, A Bridge Between Landscapes, which forged connections between urban and desert environments through his art.
Ends October 27, 2012

LACMA
Michael Heizer: Actual Size attempts to capture the scope of monolithic rocks through photograph prints. These images from the 1970s accompanied Heizer's Levitated Mass exhibit.
Ends October 28, 2012

Laguna Art Museum
Abstract Classicists features works from seminal artists at the 1959 exhibition Four Abstract Classicists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as others who contributed to "California hard-edge."
Ends October 28, 2012

The Huntington
In collaboration with English cultural history students from Claremont McKenna College, the history and significance of a collection of 16th- and 17th-century portrait drawings come into view in the exhibit, Royals, Courtiers, and Confidants: Early English Portrait Drawings from The Huntington's Art Collections.
Ends October 29, 2012

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