Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles
This week's guide includes Edgar Degas, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, and more.
Whether you are visiting the City of Angels during the month with the most hours of sunshine or you are a local Los Angeleno, we have plenty of ideas to satisfy your artsy hunger.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the largest and oldest art museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and visit the birthday exhibition. A selection of highlights from the recent donation of A. Jerrold Perenchio, a collection of masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries—with works by Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard—as well as art from Africa and decorative art are currently on view. Founded by the oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, the Getty Museum is another important institution. Admission is always free, and each spring, the museum hires goats to mow the lawn around the building. The current exhibition “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” gives an overview of the experimental practices within the medium of photography and how artists are reinventing it.
In the numerous art galleries in Los Angeles, you can find contemporary art alongside traditional paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography. Every second Thursday of the month, The Downtown Art Walk, which includes gallery openings, activities, and special events, guides you to exciting and new events, and the galleries keep their doors until around 10 p.m.
Photographic architectural abstractions of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center complex in Los Angeles are presented by Couturier Gallery. Roger Lerner took these images with an iPhone. “iPhoneography,” as it’s playfully called, has become a genre of art. Photographs taken by ‘traditional’ cameras by can be seen at the exhibition “Desert Voices – Pamela Littky and Stefanie Schneider” at De Re Gallery.
At Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit art school and gallery, in partnership with Building Bridges Art Exchange and Mixografia, the current exhibition features prints by American artists Helen Frankenthaler, Kiki Smith, and Donald Sultan, among others. “Important Works on Paper,” with examples of abstraction, Minimalism, Pop Art, and Photorealism by other American artists, such as Wayne Thiebaud, Sam Francis, and Jim Dine, are currently on view at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.
Enjoy your summer break and the artistic atmosphere in Hollywood!
Exhibition: “Desert Voices – Pamela Littky and Stefanie Schneider”
When: July 16–August 8, 2015
Where: De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Antonio Murado: Distances”
When: June 27–August 15, 2015
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Roger Lerner, M.D. – Form In Light”
When: July 25–August 22, 2015
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “A.L. Steiner – Come & Go”
When: July 2–August 22, 2015
Where: Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “The Cityscape Show V”
When: July 18–August 22, 2015
Where: George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Important Works on Paper”
When: June 25–August 28, 2015
Where: Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, 1880 Century Park E., Suite 100, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Ruth Weisberg – Reflections Through Time”
When: June 13–August 29, 2015
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Russian Doll”
When: July 11–August 29, 2015
Where: M+B, 612 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California
When: July 18–August 29, 2015
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California
When: July 25–August 29, 2015
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “Michelle Stuart – Topographies, Works on Paper 1968–2015”
When: July 18–September 5, 2015
Where: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California
Exhibition: “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography”
When: April 14–September 6, 2015
Where: The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary”
When: April 26–September 13, 2015
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Exhibition: “COLLABORATIONS: prints from Mixografia Workshop”
When: July 31–October 4, 2015
Where: Mixografia ®, Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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