Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 Opens at MOCA

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This weekend MOCA opens a new exhibition called Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974. According to the museum, this is the first “…exhibition to deal broadly with Land art… [and] provides a comprehensive overview that reveals the complexity of the movement’s social and political engagement with the historical conditions of its time.”

Member Appreciation Days Are Here!

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This weekend twenty of southern California’s finest cultural institutions join together to honor their members. Show an active membership card from any of the participating museums and gain entry to all the others at no charge. What’s more, you’ll also receive significant savings in the museums’ gift shops.

Two New Photography Shows Open at the Getty

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Today two exciting new photography exhibitions open at the Getty. The first, Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity, “surveys some of the visual strategies used by photographers to picture the famous from the 1840s to the year 2000” and draws images from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive collection.

“The Clock” is Coming Back to LACMA – Make Time to Experience It

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Last May LACMA held the inaugural west coast screenings of Christian Marclay’s film, The Clock, a work which subsequently won Marclay the Gold Lion for best artist at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The film is a cinematic mash-up that seamlessly weaves together hundreds of television and film clips into a hypnotic montage of time related imagery.

Levitated Mass Boulder Starts the Journey to LACMA – Catch it in Transit

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Levitated Mass, the much anticipated work by artist Michael Heizer, has finally begun the most daunting and complex phase of the installation process – transporting the 340-ton granite boulder from a Riverside, CA quarry to LACMA. Once the megalith arrives at the museum, crews will install it over a 456-foot long slot constructed on the north lawn behind the Resnick Gallery. Visitors will then be able to walk around, and more impressively under, the massive rock, which I anticipate will be an exciting and awe-inspiring experience. I can’t wait!

Deconstructing Perestroika

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the USSR’s demise in 1991, the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, in collaboration with the Craft and Folk Art Museum, have produced an exhibition of poster art titled “Deconstructing Perestroika: Soviet Ideology and its Discontents.” Comprised of 24 political posters produced in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the exhibit seeks to shed light on the ways in which some Soviet artists responded to the dramatic changes and upheaval of their society, as well as to the new found freedom of expression and insistence on transparency that were the hallmarks of Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies of Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (re-structuring).

An Evening of Romanian Music at The Museum of Jurassic Technology

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The Museum of Jurassic Technology periodically hosts musical performances, lectures, and other special events. The first such program of the New Year was just announced, and it will feature Romanian music performed on fiddle and accordion by Lulu Starr and Josh Petrojvic.