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A guide to the events and shows comprising the Southern California-wide arts initiative

 DOWNTOWN/ EXPOSITION PARK
 

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963
Oct. 2 - Jan. 15 

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Chinese American Museum

Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles-1945-1980
Jan. 19 - Jun. 3 

Map | LAmag.com Review

California African American Museum

Places of Validation, Art, and Progression
Sep. 29 - Apr. 12 

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Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College

'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles
Jan. 21 - Apr. 21 

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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Rare Looks
Oct. 1 - May 31 

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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Wink Wink
Oct. 1 - Apr. 1

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art, 1974-1981
Oct. 2 - Feb. 12

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Autry National Center

Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation
Oct.14 - Jan. 8 

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Japanese American National Museum

Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design, and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles
Oct.15 - Feb. 19 

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles
Nov. 13 - Feb. 27 

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California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) / REDCAT

The Experimental Impulse
Nov. 18 - Jan. 15 

Map | LAmag.com review

Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California

Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community
Jan. 11 - Apr. 7 

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Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Art Center
Dec. 15 - Feb. 12 

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The GRAMMY Museum

Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles, 1945-1975
Feb. 22 - Apr. 2 

Map | LAmag.com Review

 

HOLLYWOOD AND MID-WILSHIRE

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987
Sep. 4 - Dec. 4 

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Edward Kienholz: Five Car Stud, 1969 - 1972, Revisited
Sep. 4 -  Jan. 15 

Map | LAmag review 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way
Oct. 1 - Mar. 25 

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke, 1967-Present 
Sep. 4 - Jan. 15 

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza
Oct. 15 - Jan. 22 

Map | LAmag.com Review

Craft and Folk Art Museum

Golden State of Craft: California, 1960-1985
Sep. 25 - Jan. 8

Map | LA Mag review

Craft and Folk Art Museum

The Alchemy of June Schwarcz: Enamel Vessels from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Sep. 25 - Jan. 8

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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983
Sep. 27 - Jan. 29

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A+D Architecture and Design Museum

Eames Designs: The Guest-Host Relationship
Oct. 1 - Jan. 16 

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MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House

Sympathetic Seeing: Ester McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
Sep. 28 - Jan. 8 

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Los Angeles Filmforum

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980
Oct. 9 -  May 12 

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LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
Jan. 6 - Mar. 4 

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SANTA MONICA/ WESTSIDE

 

Hammer Museum

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
Oct. 2 - Jan. 8

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UCLA Film & Television Archive

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
Oct. 7 - Dec.17 

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Fowler Museum at UCLA

Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo
Sep. 25 - Feb. 26

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Fowler Museum at UCLA

Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement
Oct. 16 - Feb. 26 

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Getty Center

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970
Oct. 1 - Feb. 5 

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J. Paul Getty Museum

From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column
Sep. 13 - Mar. 11

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J. Paul Getty Museum

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980
Dec. 20 - May 6 

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Getty Foundation

Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
Jan. 19 - Jan. 29  

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Getty Research Institute

Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1945-1980
Oct. 1 - Feb. 5 

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Eames House Foundation

Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room
Oct.1 - Apr. 30 

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Santa Monica Museum of Art

Beatrice Wood: Career Woman—Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects
Sep. 10 - Mar. 3 

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18th Street Arts Center

Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement
Sep. 24 - Dec. 17 

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Crossroads School, Sam Francis Gallery

She Accepts the Proposition: Six Women Gallerists and the Redefinition of Art in Los Angeles, 1967-1977
Oct. 1 - Nov. 23

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Otis College of Art and Design

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building
Oct. 1 - Jan. 28 

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LA><ART

John Outterbridge
Sep. 10 - Oct. 22 

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Aug. 27 - Dec. 4 

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NORTHRIDGE

 

California State University Northridge Art Galleries

Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography
Oct. 23 - Dec. 10 

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LONG BEACH/ ORANGE COUNTY

 

Laguna Art Museum

Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971
Oct. 30 - Jan. 22 

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Museum of Latin American Art

MEX/LA: "Mexican" Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985
Sep.18 - Jan. 29

Map | LAmag.com Review

University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change 1967 - Present

Sep.10 - Dec. 11  

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Long Beach Museum of Art

Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999
Oct. 7 - Feb. 12 

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University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine

The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife: A Solo Project by Barbara T. Smith
Oct. 6 - Dec. 3 

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Orange County Museum of Art

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970
Oct. 9 - Jan. 22 

Map | LAmag.com Review

Chapman University, Guggenheim Gallery

Everyman's Infinite Art
Nov. 28 - Jan. 14 

Map | LAmag.com Review

 

PASADENA/ SAN MARINO

 

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum
Nov. 18 - Apr. 8

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985
Sep. 24 - Jan. 30

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Norton Simon Museum

Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
Oct. 1 -  Apr. 2 

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Armory Center for the Arts

Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken
Oct. 1 - Jan. 22 

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Pasadena Museum of California Art

L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
Jan. 22 - May 20 

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CLAREMONT/ POMONA/ RIVERSIDE/ PALM SPRINGS

 

Pomona College Museum of Art

It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973
Aug. 30 - May 13

Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona
Aug. 30 - Nov. 6 

Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona
Dec. 3 - Feb. 19

Part 3: At Ponoma
March 10 -  May 13 

Map | LAmag.com Review

Palm Springs Art Museum

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982
Jan. 21 - May 27 (Preliminary Symposium: Nov. 20-21) 

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California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside

Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944-1984
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31

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American Museum of Ceramic Art

Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California, 1945-1975
Nov. 12 - Mar. 31 

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Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Jan. 21 - Apr. 8 

Map | LAmag.com Review

 

SAN DIEGO

 

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface
Sep. 25 - Jan. 22

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Mingei International Museum

San Diego's Craft Revolution-From Post-War Modern to California Design
Oct.16 - Apr. 15

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SANTA BARBARA

 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969
Feb. 11 - May 6 

Map | LAmag.com Review

Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch, 1920-1960
Feb. 26 - Jun. 17 

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