Dates to Save: September-October

Here is our sampling of key dates for September and October to help you PLAN ahead.
It’s not comprehensive, and we encourage you to read ForYourArt’s email each week for updated select listings and our more extensive listings on

We hope to see you at ForYourArt on September 6th for our first fall activity in anticipation of Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at LACMA:The Planter Show.

Exhibitions & Events


Friday, September 7: Liz Glynn: Hoard at Redling Fine Art from 6-9pm and Discussion: “How Can L.A.’s Art Museums Thrive?” at Zócalo Public Square at Grand Park at 6pm

Saturday, September 8th:
West Side/Culver City: Thomas Lawson: In the Belly of the Beast at David Kordansky Gallery, UCI Graduate Exhibition at LA><ART, Peter Wegner: Buildings Made of Sky at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Sarah Cain: Freedom is a Prime Number at Honor Fraser Gallery, Andrea Bowers: Help the Work Along at Susanne Vielmetter, and Friedrich Kunath: Lacan’s Haircut at Blum & Poe

Mid-Town/East Side: Sounding: Simone Forti at The Box Gallery and Ruth Pastine: Counterpoint and Penelope Gottlieb: GONE at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, and Rafaël Rozendaal: Everything Always Everywhere and Justin B. Hansch: Girls & Grils at Stever Turner Contemporary

Sunday, September 9: Davida Nemeroff and Samara Golden: Modern Painters at Various Small Fires from 4-7pm

Thursday, September 13: Jenny Holzer: The Future Please at L&M Arts from 6-8pm and Zoe Crosher at Perry Rubenstein Gallery at 6pm.

Saturday, September 15: In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012 at the Pitzer Art Galleries at 5pm, Ann Trondson: Rehearsal/Recording at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at 6pm, Photography Sculpture Figure at M+B Gallery from 6-8pm, and Lucien Smith: Seven Rain Paintings at OHWOW from 7-9pm

Sunday, September 16: Opening day for Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at LACMA from 10am-7pm ((Ken Price: Bulgogi opens September 12 at Matthew Marks Gallery))

Wednesday, September 19: Design Loves Art at the Pacific Design Center at 5pm

Thursday, September 20: Gob Squad’s Kitchen: You’ve Never Had It So Good at REDCAT at 8:30pm

Friday, September 21: Mary Weatherford: The Bakersfield Project at LA><ART and Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at 7pm

Saturday, September 22: Regen Projects Reopening with exhibition of gallery artists at Regen Projects, Screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at LACMA from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City II: LACMA’s Choice at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. form 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, and L.A. Dance Project at Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center at 7:30pm (tickets).

September 27-30: Art Platform – Los Angeles at Barkar Hanger from 11am-6pm
The second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Platform – Los Angeles, features works from over 70 national and international galleries. Programming for this three day event includes panel discussions, docent-led tours, various VIP events, and more. Tickets for Art Platform – Los Angeles cost $20-$45 and are available online.

Thursday, September 27: William Eggleston: Los Alamos at Gagosian Gallery from 6-8pm


Saturday, October 6: Opening day of Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962 at MOCA and BAM Fest (Beer, Art, and Music Festival) at the 18th Street Art Center (tickets)

Sunday, October 7: Contemporary Art Conversations #13 (Ezrha Jean Black, Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, aJohn O’Brien, moderated by Betty Ann Brown) at Offramp Gallery at 4pm

October 11-14: Frieze London and Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park in London, England

Saturday, October 13: William Eggleston: New Dyes at Rose Gallery from 6-8pm

Thursday, October 18: Miranda July: The Auction at the Freud Playhouse at 8pm

Friday, October 19: Faust at REDCAT at 8:30pm (tickets)

Sunday, October 21: Opening day of Blues for Smoke at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and Opening day of Drawing Surrealism at LACMA

Friday, October 26: Laurie Anderson: Dirtday! at Royce Hall at 8pm

Saturday: October 27: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar: L.A as Subject at the Doheny Memorial Library, USC from 9am-5pm


Sunday, November 1: Opening day of Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective at LACMA

Galas & Benefit Events

Saturday, September 15: Fix-It-Up Too at Blum & Poe at 11am-6pm
Presented by SASSAS, Fix-It-Up Too reprises The Fix-It-Up Show, a project first developed by artists Jeffrey Vallance and Michael Uhlenkott for a 1981 exhibition at LACE in which artists were asked to contribute works for Vallance and Uhlenkott to alter or “fix.” Both artists will reprise their roles as “fixers.” The event features live performances by the Harmonica Rascals, Fat and Fucked Up, and Scott Benzel, who, along with Mark Hagen, will close the event.

PMCA 10th Anniversary Benefit & Art Auction: 10 x 10 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art from 7-10pm
Celebrate 10 years of the PMCA with artwork from artists in PMCA exhibitions, food, drinks, and more. Tickets cost $150 and are available online. Participating artists include John Baldessari, Tim Biskup, LAYER, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Kenny Scharf, Adam Silverman, Wayne Thiebaud, and many more.

Monday September 17: Imagine Awards Gala & Auction at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 6pm
Every year, Inner-City Arts hosts theImagine Awards Gala and Auction, honoring the contributions of outstanding supporters while raising much-needed funds to continue providing arts education for thousands of children. This year’s will feature a silent auction, a live auction, dinner, and entertainment. Tickets cost $500 and is available for purchase online.

Sunday, September 23: Library Foundation Awards & Dinner at Maguire Gardens at the Central Library at 6pm
An award ceremony honoring Solomon Rushdie. The ceremony will take place at the Maguire Gardens with a dinner to follow at the California Club. For more information contact

Thursday, September 27: Opening Night Concert and Gala: The Philharmonic Dances at Walt Disney Concert Hall at 7pm
For opening night, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present The Philharmonic Dances, a celebration of the rich tradition of dance rhythms in orchestral music. The program includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake danced by American Ballet Theatre stars Roberto Bolle and Veronika Part; world premiere choreography to John Adams’ The Chairman Dances by Barak Marshall featuring L.A.’s own BODYTRAFFIC dance company; and a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town danced by a corps from Broadway. Tickets start at $108 and are available online.

Saturday, September 29: LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA
LACMA’s 2nd Annual Art + Film Gala will honor artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with director Steven Spielberg paying tribute to the late filmmaker. In October, both Kubrick and Ruscha will have dedicated exhibitions on view at the museum. For its second year, the 2012 Art + Film Gala is co-chaired by LACMA Trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The Gala is presented by Gucci.

Saturday, September 29: 3rd Annual LAND Benefit Gala at The Home of Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
LAND honors artist George Herms for cocktails and a moonlight dinner. The Gala features Lulu Powers-crafted cuisine and artist-designed centerpieces by Ruben Ochoa. Lunar or oceanic cocktail attire suggested. Online auction which begins on September 5, 2012.

Saturday, October 6: Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden will honor Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman. For inquiries, please call 310.443.7026 or email

Monday, November 12: LA><ART Vision Dinner at Mr. Chow Beverly Hills
A limited capacity dinner held to benefit LA><ART. Email for tickets and information.

Ken Price, Vink, 2009, acrylic on fired ceramic, courtesy of LA Louver Gallery