Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Join art muse and contemporary artist Julie Weitz for a guided walkthrough of the Hammer Museum's critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking exhibit, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985Radical Women spotlights the work of over one hundred Latin American and Latino artists working between 1960 and 1985, a critical time in both Latin American history and contemporary art at large. This expansive exhibits features longtime luminaries—among them Ana Mendieta, Lygia Clark, and Marta Minujín—as well as emerging artistis like Zilia Sánchez, Feliza Bursztyn, and Leticia Parente. In a way that no other exhibit has done before, Radical Women contexualizes these artists' practices within the rich and complex history of Latin America, thus constituting the first comprehensive account of radical and/or feminist art practices in the region.

"Radical Women...is the kind of show that art critics live for," raves Ben Davis of Artnet. "[This] is the single most exciting and hope-inspiring historical group show of contemporary art I’ve seen in 10 years," said Holland Cotter in the NY Times.

Radical Women is supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. From September 2017 through January 2018, over 70 cultural institutions across Southern California will examine the Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. And Art Muse LA will feature a number of these exhibitions this fall.

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Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

Join Art Muse Director Clare Kunny for an intimate exploration of the Getty's must-see exhibit, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. Part of the Getty's Pacificic Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Golden Kingdoms traces the history of luxury arts in the Americas, from 1000 BC to the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century. With over 300 objects, many made from precious metals and adorned with lavish colors, this exhibit examines the socio-cultural, political, religious, and economic role of luxury arts, and bears witness to the often-forgetten brilliance of the Ancient Americas. 

Image: Octopus Frontlet, 300–600, Moche culture; gold, chrysocolla, shells. Museo de la Nación, Lima, Peru, MN-14602. Ministerio de Cultura del Perú.

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Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

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Join art muse Noelle Valentino in exploring Chagall's deep fascination with music, dance, and theatre. LACMA's Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage features Chagall's elaborate costumes and set designs for four theatrical productions: Aleko by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1942), The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky (1945), Daphnis and Chloé by Maurice Ravel (1958), and The Magic Flute(1967) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In addition to these works, the exhibit highlights several of Chagall's most iconic paintings inspired by the theatre, as well as documentary footage from the original performances.

Image: Marc Chagall, Study for Backdrop for Aleko: A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon (Scene III), 1942, Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1945, New York/ADAGP, Paris, digital image © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art/licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

Join Art Muse director Clare Kunny at the Getty Center to celebrate David Hockney's 80th birthday! Arguably Britain's most influential contemporary artistis, Hockney is known for his vibrant colors, eververscent energy, and playful technique. This two-part exhibit highlights sixty-five years of Hockney's iconic self-portraits, and often-overlooked photographs that reveal the artist's unique approach to time, place, and perspective.

Image: David Hockney, Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18, 1986, collage of chromogenic prints. 71 ½ x 107 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © 1986 David Hockney.

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Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance

Join art muse and contemporary artist Carter Mull in examining the work of Adrián Villar Rojas at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary. The Theater of Disappearance is a site-specific installation inside the MOCA Geffen's warehouse wherein Villar Rojas transforms his singular artistic practice into an ongoing search for a sense of belongings in an ambiguous time and space. Villar Rojas's objects slip and slide between past, present, and future; their fragmented existance images a post-human environment that begs the question, "what happens after the end of art?" While Villar Rojas's practice might best be understood as sculptural, when considered as a whole, The Theater of Disappearance blurs the line between sculpture, instillation, environmental-art, and institutional critique.

Image: drián Villar Rojas, The Theater of Disappearance, 2017, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, photo courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York / Paris / London, and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, photo by Jörg Baumann.

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Gallery Hop: DTLA
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Hop: DTLA

Join contemporary artist and art muse Regina Mamou on a gallery hop across the Arts District, featuring some of the city's most vibrant art venues. We'll begin at Royale Projects, where we'll explore the work of Rubén Ortiz Torres in White Washed America, a Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibit. We'll continue our tour at Jason Vass to view UK artist Philip Mount's latest solo exhibit, RAW Essence. At Ibid Gallery, we'll investigate Maria Taniguchi's monolithic "Brick Paintings," in addition to the conceptual works of Rodrigo Matheus and Alejandro Almanza Pereda. Finally, we'll conclude our DTLA hop with a visit to VENUS LA, one of Los Angele's premiere experimental art spaces. 


Image: Brick paintings, Maria Taniguchi. Installation view at Ibid Gallery, 2017.

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Gallery Hop: Hollywood
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Hop: Hollywood

Join art muse and contemporary art critic Lindsay Preston Zappas on a walking tour exploring Hollywood's foremost galleries and their contributions to the city-wide art initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Latin America/Los Angeles. We'll begin at Regen Projects, whose upcoming exhibit examines the influence of the Latin American diaspora in art from 1940 to now. We'll continue with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division's survey, Jose Dávila: Sense of Place, featuring sculptural installations, photographs, drawings, and models from the Guadalajara-based artist. We'll conclude our tour at LAXART, where we'll investigate Video Art in Latin America, the first major U.S. retrospective to highlight the groundbreaking contributions of Latin American artists to the genre of video-art.

Image: Javier Calvo (Costa Rica), Solo yo , 2012. Color video. © Javier Calvo.

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Home—So Different, So Appealing
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Home—So Different, So Appealing

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Join Regina Mamou, art muse and contemporary artist, in viewing LACMA's Home—So Different, So Appealing, a groundbreaking look at one of our most basic social concepts. Spanning over seventy years and several artistic movements, from Pop Art to Conceptualism, this exhibition seeks to transform the meaning of "home" in ways that challenge our perceptions of place, nationality, domesticity, and belongingness.

Home is supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. From September 2017 through January 2018, over 70 cultural institutions across Southern California will examine the Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. And Art Muse LA will feature a number of these exhibitions this fall.

Image: Carmen Argote, 720 Sq. Ft. Household Mutations, Part B , 2010, installation view at g727, photo credit: Carmen Argote. 

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 Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space

Join Sarah Jones, art muse and contemporary artist, at the Hammer Museum for an artist's perspective on Italian artist Marisa Merz's first US retrospective. Merz is a world-renowned sculptor, painter, and installation artist who was most recently awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Merz's work frequently engages artistic and cultural modes of otherness, informed by her experience as the sole woman artist in Italy's avant-garde movement, Arte Povera. This exhibit features over five decades of Merz's work, from her early process pieces of scrap metal and salvaged wood to her multimedia installations to the large-scale graphic works that typify the last two decades of her career. 

Image: Marisa Merz, Untitled, 1993-1996. Graphite and pastel on paper. 59 1/4 × 59 1/16 in. (150.5 × 150 cm). Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Merz. Photo: Renato Ghiazza.

Terms and Conditions: We require a 1-week advance notice of cancellation fo a  full refund and 48 hours advance notice for a 50% refund. 

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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Join Noelle Valentino, art muse and art historian, for a unique walkthrough of the Getty's stunning exhibition, Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Featuring over fifty works, many never before seen in America, this exhibit explores the golden age of "view-painting." Throughout the 18th century, patrons across Europe commissioned painters like Canaletto, Guardi, and Panini to lavishly capture the world's most memorable moments, from a Venetian carnival to the fall of Rome. With the stroke of their brush, these painters brought the splendor and spectacle of history back to life. 

Image: The Rialto Bridge with the Festive Entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr (detail), 1735, Michele Marieschi. Oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty's Government in 1984). Photo: National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY

Terms and Conditions: We require a 1-week advance notice of cancellation fo a  full refund and 48 hours advance notice for a 50% refund. 

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Walking Tour of DTLA's Arts District
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of DTLA's Arts District

Join Art Muse guide and artist Sarah Jones on a walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles's vibrant Arts District. We'll begin our tour at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel to view their latest exhibit, then get a closer look at our city's up-and-coming galleries, colorful street art, and artist-run collaborative spaces. 

Image: Mural by artist Tristan Eaton. Photo by Kevin Nguyen and SCI-Arc. 

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Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India's Thar Desert
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India's Thar Desert

Join Betty Seid, art muse and specialist in the art of India, for a tour of the dazzling exhibition of Indian jewelry now on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Works range from royal Mughal and Rajput gem-encrusted adornments to the more rustic heavy silver of desert and tribal populations. Included in the exhibit are paintings and sculptures borrowed from LACMA that demonstrate the historical and ritual importance of embellishment. The exhibition further explores the work of contemporary silversmiths (sonis) who carry on an artisanal tradition.

Image: Rabari woman in Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2012. Photo by Thomas K. Seligman.

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Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time

Join Art Muse founding director Clare Kunny in viewing LACMA's masterful new exhibit, Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time. The first of its kind, this exhibit situates both painters' practices within the historical emergence of Modernism in Europe and Latin America. Featuring over 150 art-objects, Picasso and Rivera exposes these two master painters' intersecting influences with particular attention to their love of antiquities' stories and styles. 

Image: Pablo Picasso, Man With Pipe, 1915. Art Institute of Chicago (L). Diego Rivera, Sailor at Lunch, 1914. National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico (R). 

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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

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Join Art Muse guide and artist Sarah Jones at MOCA to view their much-anticipated 35-year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall. Marshall's first major US retrospective, this exhibit contains over 80 paintings, each ravishingly beautiful and devastatingly honest in its depiction of Black life in America. 

Following our tour of the Marshall exhibit, we will continue to The Underground Museum, where another of Marshall's paintings takes center-stage in their exhibit, Non-Fiction. Dedicated to the depiction of the black body and its place in (art history), Non-Fiction features works by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Deana Lawson, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker. 

Image: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009, acrylic on PVC, 44 5/8 x 43 1/8 x 3 7/8 in., collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, photo by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

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Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media

Join Art Muse guide and artist Regina Mamou to view the Getty's groundbreaking exhibit, Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, a thoughtful meditation on contemporary art's turn towards newspapers, magazines, and televised news programs as fodder for deeply personal and often political works. 

Image: Untitled, from the series Television Political Mosaics, 1968-1969,1968-1969. Donald Blumberg, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Donald R. and Grace Blumberg. © Donald Blumberg

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Welcome Back to the Hammer
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Welcome Back to the Hammer

Join Art Muse guide Jennifer Li at the newly renovated Hammer Museum and celebrate the reopening of their most impressive Armand Hammer Collection of European and American paintings and drawings, with works by Titian, Rembrandt, Eakins, and more. 

Also on view are the stunningly haunting drawings of leading French artist, Jean Dubuffet, and the much-anticipated first North American retrospective of Jimmie Durham—artist, performer, poet, essayist, and activist. 

Image: Rembrandt van Rijn, Juno, ca. 1662-1665. The Hammer Museum. 

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Julie Weitz
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Julie Weitz

Join Art Muse guide and artist Julie Weitz at the 8th annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary, an international contemporary art fair featuring today's most renowned galleries, both established and emerging. This year's fair includes a series of lectures, screenings, and on-site collaborations with local artists. 

*Ticket includes ALAC admission.

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Jennifer Li
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Jennifer Li

Join Art Muse guide Jennifer Li at the 8th annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary, an international contemporary art fair featuring today's most renowned galleries, both established and emerging. This year's fair includes a series of lectures, screenings, and on-site collaborations with local artists. 

*Ticket includes ALAC admission.

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AMuse Bouch: Brain Food
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

AMuse Bouch: Brain Food

Delight the palate and sharpen the brain by participating in our latest culinary course offering, Brain Food.  Participants will join Art Muse and chef Robin Trento at ESMoA to tour their exhibit, Experience 25: Brain, highlighting German photographer Peter Badge’s portraits of Nobel Laureates, followed by a presentation of the 15 foods researchers have deemed “good for the brain.”  A 4-course meal will then be prepared by all using only those 15 “brain foods,” and consequently consumed in the gallery under the watchful, intelligent eyes of all those Nobel laureates.  Surrounded by inspiring images and fueled by a meal of brain healthy offerings, participants can expect to leave the table with renewed focus and enlightenment, plus a few new recipes and culinary tricks.

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