City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan

Art Muse Los Angeles City and Cosmos

Join Art Muse LA director Clare Kunny for a virtual tour of the great pyramids of Teotihuacan this summer. On this private walk through the exhibition, we’ll see recently excavated sculptures, from handheld to monumental, which reveal new information about the people who resided in the cosmopolitan city from100 to 650 CE. If you’ve visited the ancient Mexican site, this exhibition offers new insights; if you’ve never visited Teotihuacan, you’ll be introduced to a fascinating chapter in the history of ancient Mexico.

Clare Kunny specializes in Mexican art and culture.

Image: Mosaic Jaguar, Xalla residential compound, Teotihuacan, Mexico, 400, Volcanic stone, stucco, and pigments, 38 3/8 x 92 3/4 x 29 1/4 in. (97.5 x 235.5 x 74.5 cm), Museo Nacional de Antropología/ INAH (10-626269), Archivo Digital de la Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH-CANON

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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

Art Muse Los Angeles Beyond the Nile

Take a tour "Beyond the Nile" and learn about Egypt's interconnections with the ancient Mediterranean world. Explore ancient Egypt through the eyes of the Minoans, Greeks, and Romans. Learn about the lives of Egyptians during a time of international politics, economic expansion, and intellectual flourishing. Put faces to famous names, read the hieroglyphs, and study the objects left behind from this fantastic time of blending cultures in ancient Egypt's history.

Get a personalized tour of Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World with Egyptologist Marissa Stevens. Marissa holds a Ph.D. in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA. She specializes in Egyptian social history, ancient texts, and art history.

Image: Hippopotamus, Roman, AD 1–100; found in Rome, red marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo: Ole Haupt

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Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

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Art muse and art historian Noelle Valentino guides viewing and discussion of art made during this intriguing moment late in Rembrandt’s career. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India is centered around a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This exhibition explores the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. The juxtaposition of Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions is shown alongside Mughal artworks with the European prints that inspired them. Noelle will be your guide to uncovering the fascinating stories about the flow of art and the ideas that were exchanged across time and oceans in the 1600s.

About Noelle Valentino: Noelle Valentino is an art historian and educator. Her professional experiences include teaching, curating and research at the UCLA Hammer Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian, and Christie’s auction house. Noelle holds an MA in art history from the University of California, Riverside. She is a founding member of Art Muse LA.

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Gallery Hop: Hollywood
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Hop: Hollywood

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Art muse and artist Angela Bryant guides a walking tour of Hollywood galleries. We begin our gallery hop at Steve Turner Gallery. Force of Nature features work by six artists who use the beauty of nature to convey the often ugly realities of present-day political issues such as immigration, climate control, and land abuse. Next, at Gavlak Gallery, we explore the cut-paper paintings of Francesca Gabbiani. This body of work, Vague Terrains and Urban Fuckups, embodies a beautiful yet eerie post-apocalyptic vibe. At our final gallery, Various Small Fires, we experience Tanit by Kathryn Garcia. Her installation, informed by matriarchal cultures, is based on the construction of a temple to encourage mediation.

About Angela Bryant: Angela is an artist, curator, and lecturer. She holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009, she founded Abryant Gallery, a consultation service and contemporary art gallery for young/new and emerging artists.

Image: Vague Terrains and Urban Fuckups, 2016-2017 by Francesca Gabbiani

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 Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

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Join art muse and artist Regina Mamou at MOCA for a close look at legendary photographers Brassaï, Diane Arbus, and Nan Goldin. Real Worlds presents three bodies of work: 1930s Paris at night through the lens of Brassaï, 1960s New York in the unsettling portraits of Arbus, and an intimate, visceral view of the life of Goldin and her friends from the 1970s and 80s. Regina explores the exhibition from the unique perspective of a photographer.

About Regina Mamou: Regina is a visual artist and arts lecturer with specialization in photography and contemporary art. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Regina worked in the Department of Education at The Art Institute of Chicago, and she continues to work independently with the Art Institute as a study leader for the museum’s travel programs.

Image: Installation view of Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin, March 4–September 3, 2018 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest.

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Gallery Hop: Culver City
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Hop: Culver City

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Art muse, artist, and critic Lindsay Preston Zappas guides a curated walking-tour of Culver City galleries. Artworks on view in the three selected galleries offer a range of figurative and narrative painting. We begin with new works by Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery where political narrative in her signature non-conformist style shines through in the exhibition Dark Light.

Next, at Blum & Poe we view a comprehensive display of work by Oakland-born artist, Robert Colescott. Though satirical, his reoccurring themes of systemic racism and sexual misconduct are especially relevant today.

Our tour concludes at Anat Ebgi Gallery with the work of Alec Egan. These luscious paintings bring a certain nostalgia for domestic space with the use of patterns and the continual appearance of subjects, such as a stack of books or a pair of reading glasses.

About Lindsay Preston Zappas: Lindsay is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Lindsay is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), an LA-based critical art magazine and has written for various exhibition catalogues and publications.


Image: Alec Egan, Glasses on Book (detail), 2018. Oil on canvas.

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Fashion in Art Through the Ages
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Fashion in Art Through the Ages

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Join fashion historian and art muse Sara Stevens as she explores LACMA’s collection through the lens of costume to consider issues of gender, society, and history through the ages. We’ll look at art from the museum's encyclopedic collection where garments offer insights to the wearer's life and learn some fashion terminology in the process.

This may be your last chance to see LACMA's permanent collection installed in the Ahmanson galleries as the museum incrementally deinstalls in preparation for the new building. Don't miss this opportunity!

About Sara Stevens: Sara was an educator at the Skirball Cultural Center, and is now an adjunct professor at Woodbury University. Sara holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in the History of Art and a MS in Apparel Merchandising from California State University, Northridge.

Image: Adelaide Labille-Guiard, Portrait of Madame de Genlis (detail), France, 1790. Oil on canvas. Purchased with funds provided by the William Randolph Hearst Collection, Arnold S. Kirkeby, and other donors by exchange (91.2).

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Gallery Hop: DTLA
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Hop: DTLA

Join local artist and art muse Julie Wietz in exploring DTLA's most vibrant art venues. We'll begin at Hauser & Wirth to view three solo exhibitions featuring the works of Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, and Geta Brătescu. From there, we'll head to The BOX, where we'll explore Simone Forti's Time Smear. We'll conclude our tour of DTLA with tours of 356 Mission and Maccarone.

Julie is a visual artist and educator specializing in contemporary art. She holds a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Before moving to Los Angeles, Weitz held the tenured professorship of painting and drawing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She currently teaches at UCLA Extension, Whittier College and East Los Angeles Community College. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the L.A. Times, and the New York Times and on KCRW.

Image: The Red Sky (Detail), 2009, Louise Bourgeois. Watercolor, ink, gouache, pencil, colored pencil and etching on paper, 11 panels © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, NY. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ben Shiff.

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Exploring the Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora: Part II
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Exploring the Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora: Part II

In celebration of Black History Month and the Chinese New Year, Art Muse LA is leading a two-part tour at the California African-American Museum (CAAM) and the Chinese American Museum (CAM). Central to each tour will be the exhibitions Circles and Circuits I and II which focus on the history and art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora (Part I) and the Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art (Part II). Tours will be led by muses Angela Bryant and Jennifer Li. Each day we conclude with a meal that relates to the culture of focus. Your meal is included in the price of your ticket.

Led by art muse and scholar Jennifer Li, Part II explores Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum. Jennifer received her BA in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a specialist in Contemporary Chinese Art. Her professional experience in museums includes previous positions at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She also oversaw the daily operations and exhibition programs at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the LA Desk Editor for ArtAsiaPacific, the leading English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Image: Albert Chong, Aunt Winnie, 1995. Courtesy of the artist. © Albert Chong.

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Rembrandt: Portraits and Prints
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Rembrandt: Portraits and Prints

Join art muse Noelle Valentino in exploring the Norton Simon Museum's outstanding collection of prints and portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), the greatest Dutch painter-printmaker of the Golden Age. Rembrandt is widely regarded as the father of self-portraiture; by recording his own life and likeness throughout his prolific practice, Rembrandt introduced a new subject-genre for painters and printmakers alike. On view now are twenty-one prints from the museum’s expansive collection of Rembrandt etchings. This intimate but arresting exhibition was organized to celebrate the installation of Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, on loan from The National Gallery in London.

Image: Self Portrait at the Age of 34, 1640, Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669). Oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm. © The National Gallery, London

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Gallery Hop: Mid-City
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery Hop: Mid-City

Join local artist and art muse Regina Mamou on a gallery hop across Mid-City, featuring some of the city's most vibrant art venues. We'll begin at Big Pictures to view Hunter/Killer by Mathew Zefeldt. Zefeldt's large-scale painting installation envisions a dystopic future that is at once frightening and awe-inspiring. From there, we'll move on Ochi Projects to view their latest installation, Rainbows Inhale, a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Rives Granade. We'll conclude our tour of Mid-City at HILDE. There, we'll explore the work of Theodore Boyer and Grant Falardeau in their exhibition, Aleph and the Rock.

Image: Installation shot of Rainbows Inhale, Rives Granade, 2018. Photograph by Ochi Projects.

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Exploring the Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora: Part I
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Exploring the Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora: Part I

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In celebration of Black History Month and the Chinese New Year, Art Muse LA is leading a two-part tour at the California African-American Museum (CAAM) and the Chinese American Museum (CAM). Central to each tour will be the exhibitions Circles and Circuits I and II which focus on the history and art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora (Part I) and the Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art (Part II). Tours will be led by muses Angela Bryant and Jennifer Li. Each day we conclude with a meal that relates to the culture of focus. Your meal is included in the price of your ticket.

Lead by art muse and artist Angela Bryant, Part I explores the History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora at the California African American Museum. Angela is a practicing artist. She is the recipient of several awards and honors and holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She has served as an adjunct professor, an independent curator, guest lecturer at multiple institutions, and is the co-founder of MOUNT Curatorial Residency. In 2009, Angela Bryant founded Abryant Gallery, an art consultation service and rotating contemporary art gallery for young/new and emerging artists.

Image: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Finding Balance (detail), 2015.

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Art Muse Guided Tour: Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Julie Weitz
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Art Muse Guided Tour: Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Julie Weitz

Join art muse and artists Julie Weitz in exploring the 9th annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the west coast's premier international contemporary art fair. This year's fair includes a series of lectures, screenings, and on-site collaborations with local artists both emerging and established.

Julie Weitz is a visual artist and educator specializing in contemporary art. She holds a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Before moving to Los Angeles, Weitz held the tenured professorship of painting and drawing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She currently teaches at UCLA Extension, Whittier College and East Los Angeles Community College. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the L.A. Times, and the New York Times and on KCRW. Julie joined Art Muse LA in 2015.

Your Art Muse Los Angeles ticket is for the private tour only. This ticket does not include admission to ALAC. You must purchase your ticket to the fair separately through ALAC at https://artlosangelesfair.com/tickets. Art Muse Los Angeles is not affiliated with ALAC.

Image: Holton Rower, With You I Step Lightly, 2016, hand mixed pigment on wood.

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Art Muse Guided Tour: Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Jennifer Li
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Art Muse Guided Tour: Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Jennifer Li

Join art muse Jennifer Li in exploring the 9th annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the west coast's premier international contemporary art fair. This year's fair includes a series of lectures, screenings, and on-site collaborations with local artists both emerging and established.

Jennifer Li is a specialist in Contemporary Chinese Art. Her professional experience in museums includes previous positions at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She also oversaw the daily operations and exhibition programs at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the LA Desk Editor for ArtAsiaPacific, the leading English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. She is a founding member of Art Muse Los Angeles.

Your Art Muse Los Angeles ticket is for the private tour only. This ticket does not include admission to ALAC. You must purchase your ticket to the fair separately through ALAC at https://artlosangelesfair.com/tickets. Art Muse Los Angeles is not affiliated with ALAC.

Image: Todd Norsten, the Future the Past, 2016, gouache and collage on paper.

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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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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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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
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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.

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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. 

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

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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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