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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Since the 1960s California has emerged as a center for contemporary art that rivals New York in its accomplishments and innovation. Frederick R. Weisman was a pioneering collector whose rise as an important... Learn more
08/27/2011 12/04/2011
Westside
Pomona College Museum of Art
It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona
From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Here, Hal Glicksman, a pioneering curator of Light and Space art, and... Learn more
08/30/2011 11/06/2011
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987
This exhibition will be the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco (1971-1987), which began as a tight-knit core group of artists from... Learn more
09/04/2011 12/04/2011
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Edward Kienholz: Five Car Stud 1969 - 1972, Revisited
Ed Kienholz's Five Card Stud, created for Documenta 5 in 1972, has never been seen publicly in the United States. This life-size tableaux depicts a black man caught drinking at night in his pick-up truck with... Learn more
09/04/2011 01/15/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke 1967-Present
A double projection in a silent room, Filmroom: Smoke incorporates a real chair with the films of two actors interacting with the same chair on the beach at the ocean’s edge. The... Learn more
09/04/2011 05/20/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects
Beatrice Wood is a figure worth reexamining as a reflection of the developments and changes in the artistic and cultural milieu of Southern California throughout the 1900s. Career Woman, a comprehensive survey... Learn more
09/10/2011 02/25/2012
Westside
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John Outterbridge
John Outterbridge is widely acknowledged as a sculptor and installation artist affiliated with California Assemblage, but he is as equally well known for his work as a community organizer namely as the... Learn more
09/10/2011 10/22/2011
Westside
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change
Founded in 1967 by a group of L.A. activist-artists who created an 'alternate everything' printing and publishing business, Peace Press emerged from the tangle of progressive political and alternative groups... Learn more
09/10/2011 12/11/2011
Long Beach
The Getty Center
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Complementing the Getty Museum's exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Paintings and Sculpture 1950-1970, this exhibition of De Wain Valentine's Gray Column (1975-1976), organized by the... Learn more
09/13/2011 03/11/2012
Westside
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
MEX/LA: "Mexican" Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985
MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985 focuses on Mexican modernist avant-garde art created in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1985 with a prologue on Mexican muralists and painters of the 1930s.... Learn more
09/18/2011 02/05/2012
Long Beach
18th Street Arts Center
Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement
Collaboration Labs takes an in-depth look at five artists/collectives who were deeply involved in collaborative work, primarily in the 1970s, and traces how their activity fed into the founding of key... Learn more
09/24/2011 03/16/2012
Westside
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985
Woodworker Sam Maloof became a nationally recognized leader of the American studio furniture movementâ€"a movement that favored the aesthetics of craft and the handmade over the machine and... Learn more
09/24/2011 01/30/2012
Pasadena / San Marino
Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985
From the 1960s through the mid 1980s a vibrant and innovative group of artists working in California made significant contributions to the American Craft Movement. Working in wood, glass, clay, textiles, and... Learn more
09/25/2011 01/08/2012
Wilshire (and adjacent) Boulevard
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo
Since the late 1960s, Oscar Castillo has documented the Chicano community in Los Angeles, from major political events to cultural practices to the work of muralists and painters. This exhibition will present... Learn more
09/25/2011 02/26/2012
Wilshire (and adjacent) Boulevard
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface
Presented in MCASD's two locations, Phenomenal focuses on perceptual investigations by artists that began in Los Angeles and Southern California in the 1960s, fomenting many of the most vanguard practices... Learn more
09/25/2011 01/22/2012
Orange County / San Diego
Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
The Alchemy of June Schwarcz: Enamel Vessels from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Alchemy of June Schwarcz: Enamel Vessels from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection is a career-spanning exhibition of expressionist sculptural metalworks by legendary enamelist June Schwarcz. Fearless and... Learn more
09/25/2011 01/08/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983
Los Angeles Goes Live explores the history and legacy of performance art in Southern California in the 1970s and early 1980s through an exhibition, performance series and an accompanying publication. The... Learn more
09/27/2011 01/29/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
This exhibition is the first to focus on the formidable range of architectural historian Esther McCoy's practice, and affirm her unassailable role as a key figure in American modernism. To research the... Learn more
09/28/2011 01/29/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
California African American Museum (CAAM)
Places of Validation, Art, and Progression
Places of Validation retraces the steps that African Americans took in creating a solid foundation for Black artists and their work to thrive in Los Angeles. Focusing on the period from 1945 to 1980, though... Learn more
09/29/2011 04/12/2012
Exposition Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"
This exhibition, the first major study of modern California design, will examine the state's role in shaping the material culture of the entire country with more than 350 objects, comprising furniture,... Learn more
10/01/2011 06/03/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Rare Looks
Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles explores the relationship between artistic practices and LGBT histories through objects and documents from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian... Learn more
10/01/2011 05/31/2012
Exposition Park
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Wink Wink
Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles explores the relationship between artistic practices and LGBT histories through objects and documents from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian... Learn more
10/01/2011 04/01/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery
Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building
Founded in 1973 by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven, the Woman's Building was a space for artistic, social, pedagogical, and political... Learn more
10/01/2011 02/26/2012
Westside
A+D Architecture and Design Museum
Eames Designs: The Guest-Host Relationship
'The role of the designer,' said Charles Eames, 'is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his guests.' Examining the work of Charles and Ray... Learn more
10/01/2011 02/20/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
The Getty Center
Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1945-1980
Beginning in the 1950s, Southern California saw the emergence of newly diverse audiences for art. While gallerists cultivated collectors, Beat artists Wallace Berman and George Herms distributed handcrafted... Learn more
10/01/2011 02/05/2012
Westside
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts
In Words and Wood: Sam Maloof, Bob Stocksdale and Ed Moulthrop
This exhibition of woodturnings at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in Alta Loma, CA showcases the works of the finest woodturners of the Pacific Standard Time era. Bob Stocksdale... Learn more
10/01/2011 03/03/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Eames House Foundation
Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room
The Eames House was designed by Charles and Ray Eames to be their home, a place to live and work. Built in 1949 as #8 in the seminal Case Study House Program, the Eames House was an experiment in materials,... Learn more
10/01/2011 04/30/2012
Westside
The Getty Center
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970
The culmination of a nine-year research initiative organized by the Getty Research Institute, Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Paintings and Sculpture presents a focused examination of painting and... Learn more
10/01/2011 02/05/2012
Westside
Norton Simon Museum
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
The first goal enumerated upon the founding of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1960 was to 'create a pool of master artisan-printers in the United States' in an effort to revive the method... Learn more
10/01/2011 04/02/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside
Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944-1984
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Joe Deal and Lewis Baltz crossed paths at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and the UCR/California Museum of Photography. This was the period when the exhibition New... Learn more
10/01/2011 12/31/2011
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Crossroads School, Sam Francis Gallery
She Accepts the Proposition: Women Gallerists and the Redefinition of Art in Los Angeles, 1967-1978
The mid sixties to the late seventies marked a particularly fertile, experimental period in which several new art movements rapidly emerged to challenge customary notions of audience reception. While early... Learn more
10/01/2011 11/22/2011
Westside
Armory Center for the Arts
Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken
Speaking in Tongues advances our understanding of two seminal Los Angeles artists by bringing them into close conversation for the first time, examining how they both bridged modernist and emerging... Learn more
10/01/2011 01/22/2012
Pasadena / San Marino
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963
Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963 is inspired by works shown at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (formerly Los... Learn more
10/02/2011 01/15/2012
Exposition Park
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980
This comprehensive exhibition examines the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American visual artists, featuring works from public and private collections located across the... Learn more
10/02/2011 01/08/2012
Wilshire (and adjacent) Boulevard
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 - 1981
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 will constitute the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine the exceptional fertility and diversity of art practice in California during the... Learn more
10/02/2011 02/13/2012
Downtown
University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine
The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife: A Solo Project by Barbara T. Smith
The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife revisits Barbara T. Smith's transgressive artwork Birthdaze, produced in 1980. In addition to the original artwork, this exhibition will feature archival material... Learn more
10/06/2011 12/03/2011
Orange County / San Diego
Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA)
Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999
As a hotbed of eclectic and experimental video production, LBMA provided opportunities for residencies and collaborations through its Video Annex program. Exchange and Evolution will include video... Learn more
10/07/2011 02/12/2012
Long Beach
UCLA Film & Television Archive
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
This major film exhibition explores a key artistic movement of Los Angeles-based African American and African filmmakers whose careers began at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where they met... Learn more
10/07/2011 12/17/2011
Westside
Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian
Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980
Alternative Projections is a focused historical survey of experimental filmmaking in Los Angeles, particularly in the postwar era. The project will culminate in a series of approximately 16 screenings, which... Learn more
10/09/2011 05/12/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Orange County Museum of Art
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, co-organized by Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), is the most comprehensive exhibition to date to... Learn more
10/09/2011 01/22/2012
Orange County / San Diego
Autry National Center
Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation
Focusing on the period 1945-1965, this exhibition will present the work of Mexican American artists who contributed to the emerging California iconography and its connections to the nation's collective... Learn more
10/14/2011 01/08/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Japanese American National Museum
Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design, and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles
Drawing the Line is an unprecedented survey of the dynamic and diverse Japanese American contributions to the visual landscape of L.A. in the period following World War II. Works of art and historic... Learn more
10/15/2011 02/19/2012
Downtown
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza
Sandra de la Loza, founder of the Pocho Research Society of Erased and Invisible History, presents a visual 'mashup' by sampling obscure and forgotten details in murals produced during the 1970s. Taking the... Learn more
10/15/2011 01/22/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement
Beginning with the establishment of the first Chicano art gallery in 1969 in East Los Angeles, Chicano artists began a collective re-imagining of the urban landscape through photography, graphic arts, murals,... Learn more
10/16/2011 02/26/2012
Wilshire (and adjacent) Boulevard
Mingei International Museum
San Diego's Craft Revolution-From Post-War Modern to California Design
San Diego's Craft Revolution â€" From Post-War Modern to California Design reveals to a new generation the important contributions of San Diego artist craftsmen to the post-war Southern California art... Learn more
10/16/2011 04/15/2012
Orange County / San Diego
California State University Northridge Art Galleries
Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography
Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography will consist of 145 images produced by Los Angeles artists, exploring modernist tendencies in the work of the artists as they embraced and... Learn more
10/23/2011 12/10/2011
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Laguna Art Museum
Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971
From the inception of its art department through the late 1960s, UC Irvine harbored a group of the most advanced artists, students and art writers in California, if not outside of New York. Best Kept Secret... Learn more
10/30/2011 01/22/2012
Long Beach
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)
Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975
The decades following World War II saw tremendous growth and experimentation in studio and industrial ceramics. Artist Millard Sheets (1907-1989), a leading educator and designer, exerted considerable... Learn more
11/12/2011 03/31/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles
In 1947, the tabloid photographer known as Weegee relocated from New York City to Los Angeles. In doing so, he abandoned the grisly crime scenes for which he was best known and trained his camera instead on... Learn more
11/13/2011 02/27/2012
Downtown
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum
46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum will for the first time trace the entire development of the Pasadena Art Museum (1945-1974), focusing on its years in the Grace Nicholson Building on... Learn more
11/18/2011 04/08/2012
Pasadena / San Marino
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) / REDCAT
The Experimental Impulse
Experimental Impulse explores the pivotal role of experimentation in artmaking in L.A. during a time when the city was emerging as an important artistic center. Conceived from the perspective of artists who... Learn more
11/18/2011 01/15/2012
Downtown
Chapman University, Guggenheim Gallery
Everyman's Infinite Art
The Guggenheim Gallery will restage Everyman's Infinite Art, a project that originated at Chapman in 1966 in response to the Primary Structures exhibition at The Jewish Museum in New York earlier that year.... Learn more
11/28/2011 01/14/2012
Orange County / San Diego
Pomona College Museum of Art
It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona
*Please note that this exhibit is closed over the holidays from December 23 through January 2From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles at the Pomona... Learn more
12/03/2011 02/19/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center explores the intertwined histories of two of Los Angeles's oldest and most diverse centers of artistic... Learn more
12/15/2011 02/12/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Watts Towers Arts Center
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center explores the intertwined histories of two of Los Angeles's oldest and most diverse centers of artistic... Learn more
12/17/2011 02/12/2012
Exposition Park
The Getty Center
In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980
In response to the Pacific Standard Time initiative, this exhibition presents 25 photographs from the Getty Museum's permanent collection that were made in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980. As a part of the In... Learn more
12/20/2011 05/06/2012
Westside
Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community
Formed in 1974 'to encourage the growth and appreciation of photography as an art form', the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS) was the regional incarnation of a national phenomenon that saw... Learn more
01/11/2012 04/07/2012
Exposition Park
Chinese American Museum
Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980)
Breaking Ground will document and showcase the architectural achievements and contributions of pioneering Chinese American architects in the development of Los Angeles' urban and visual landscape in the... Learn more
01/19/2012 06/03/2012
Downtown
Pacific Standard Time
Performance and Public Art Festival
Los Angeles was a key international birthplace of performance art. Engaging the innovative spirit of that period and LA's vibrant contemporary art scene, the performance and public art festival will transform... Learn more
01/19/2012 01/29/2012
Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College
'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles
'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles presents the work of George Chann, John Kwok, Jake Lee, Milton Quon, and Tyrus Wong, contemporary Chinese American artists who employed their... Learn more
01/21/2012 05/25/2012
Downtown
Palm Springs Art Museum
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945 - 1982
Backyard Oasis examines swimming pools in photographs from 1945 to 1980 as visual analogs of the ideals and expectations associated with Southern California. These images of individual water-based environs in... Learn more
01/21/2012 05/27/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Although many aspects of mid-century art in Los Angeles have been examined in recent exhibitions and books, the role of ceramics in this vital period has not been addressed. The key center of innovation in... Learn more
01/21/2012 04/08/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga
Pasadena Museum of California Art
L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
The figurative artists who dominated the Los Angeles art scene in the 1940s and '50s have largely been written out of today's art history. Bringing together works by 40 artists in a variety of media, L.A. Raw... Learn more
01/22/2012 05/20/2012
Pasadena / San Marino
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
Located just a few doors away from Ferus Gallery, the seminal, but largely unknown, Eugenia Butler Gallery (1968-1971) played a similarly critical role in the initial and on-going support of some of the most... Learn more
01/25/2012 04/21/2012
Midtown/West Hollywood/Hollywood/and adjacent
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California 1951-1969
This exhibition focuses on the legacy of two of Southern California's leading venues for contemporary art since the 1940s: the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Art Museum, which later became the... Learn more
02/11/2012 05/06/2012
Santa Barbara
The GRAMMY Museum
Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975
Trouble in Paradise explores the pop music scenes of Los Angeles, and their related culture, politics, and popular art, during the years of 1945-1975. In addition to a wide-range of iconic images from the... Learn more
02/22/2012 06/03/2012
Downtown
Pomona College Museum of Art
It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 3: At Pomona
From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Here, Hal Glicksman, a pioneering curator of Light and Space art, and... Learn more
03/10/2012 05/13/2012
Claremont / Pomona / Riverside / Rancho Cucamunga