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Third Thursdays at OCMA
Orange County Museum of Art (Orange County)
Spend an evening at OCMA every Third Thursday and take part in special artist driven programming in conjunction with their current exhibitions including public tours of Two Schools of Cool and State of Mind. Visit their website for a full schedule of events.


46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
Opening day for this Pacific Standard Time exhibition that explores the history of the Pasadena Art Museum during a time when America’s cultural life was changing dramatically. During this period, the Pasadena Art Museum pioneered exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, much of which has not been seen in Southern California since. Artists featured in this exhibition include Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Cornell, Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Claes Oldenburg, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Burkhardt, Andy Warhol, Richard Diebenkorn and Edward Ruscha among others.


How Los Angeles Invented the World
Getty Museum (Brentwood)
The J. Paul Getty Museum and Zócalo Public Square present a half-day conference exploring how Los Angeles’s unique culture was built and how it spread to the rest of the world.

In Brio and targetvideo77: Cal Punk & Performance
Annie Wharton Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
The opening for two exhibitions at Annie Wharton Los Angeles. In Brio is the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles of painter Mary Anna Pomonis. The show  features paintings inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and the painters Billy Al Bengston and Lucio Fontana.targetvideo77: Cal Punk & Performance is the first solo gallery exhibition in Los Angeles by targetvideo77. In 1977, artist Joe Rees started targetvideo77, capturing some of the edgiest performances of the era. Rees archived early performance art, punk, and hardcore bands on video and film.

Charles Arnoldi: Art Works From the 1970s
Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of works from the 1970’s by Charles Arnoldi. For the first time in decades, these early works by Arnoldi will be on view in a single exhibition.

Lost and Found: Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980
Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and assemblages from artists who used different media to interpret the abstract expressionist movement specific to Los Angeles from post war up to 1980. The exhibition includes select works by Jules Engel, Russ Tamblyn, Hans Burkhardt, Joe Goode, John Baldessari, Ed Kienholz, Bruce Conner, Craig Kauffman, Carlos Almaraz, Larry Bell, Eric Orr, Man Ray, Wallace Berman, John Altoon, and Robert Graham.

The Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye
William Turner Gallery (Santa Monica)
The Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye: Finish Fetish & The Continuing Fascination with Sensuality of Surface in Contemporary Art is a group show with works by Lisa Bartleson, Casper Brindel, Alex Couwenberg, Fred Eversley, Eric Johnson, Greg Miller, Andy Moses, Ruth Pastine, Roland Reiss, Michel Tabori, and Suzan Woodruff.

Members Openings: Kenneth Anger: ICONS and Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles
MOCA Grand Ave. (Downtown)
Explore hundreds of unseen Southern California images from the great tabloid photographer known as Weegee, and an exhibition of the films, books, and artworks of an original filmmakers in American cinema. Technicolor Skull, a multimedia collaboration featuring Kenneth Anger on Theremin and Los Angeles artist Brian Butler on guitar and electronic instruments, will perform at 8pm. This event is for MOCA members only; join here.

Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977
PRISM (West Hollywood)
The first retrospective exhibition of artwork created by the original members of Destroy All Monsters, the Ann Arbor-based performance/music/art group comprised of Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw.

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