Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice


Meghan Gordon: some times

ltd los angeles

October 17 through March 15, 2015

Artist Meghan Gordon started a bar in her CalArts studio last year. It appeared downtown at Cirrus Gallery this summer and now it's opening at ltd Los Angeles for six months. There will be drinks and special bar programming.

Culver City

Ryan Wallace: The Standard Model | Meghan Smythe: A Swollen Light Behind The Eye

Mark Moore Gallery

January 8 through February 14, 2015

Ryan Wallace makes his "stratified abstractions" out of industrial materials, and they're usually neutrally colored. For the first time, he's also showing sculptures "infused with the stuff of painting." Meghan Smythe, who's interested in the place where "lunacy meets levity," will be showing fantastic, emotional sculptures in the adjoining gallery.

Chinatown | Downtown

Andy Warhol: Shadows

MOCA Grand Avenue

September 20 through February 2, 2015

Shadows, a "monumental painting" by Warhol, has 120 parts, all based on photos the artist took of shadows in his studio. "Andy Warhol's Shadows are the line between the American dream and the American death," says MOCA director Phillip Vergne (meaning they're about both glamour and darkness).

LA Other | Eastside

San Diego

Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

San Diego Museum of Art

October 4 through January 27, 2015

Over "40 monumental artists" are in this show that's trying to cover all major 20th century themes. You'll see Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Roy Lichtenstein, among others.

Orange County

China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

Bowers Museum

October 19 through March 15, 2015

In 1986, construction workers at Sanxingdui, outside of Chengdu in China, found a whole trove of fantastic objects that date back to about 1200 B.C., made of jade, bronze and elephant tusks. These objects are traveling to Santa Ana.

Santa Barbara

Artist-in-Residence Eric Beltz: The Cave of Treasures

Art, Design, & Architecture UC Santa Barbara (AD&A)

September 12 through May 1, 2015

In making his new, wall-sized drawing in silver ink, Eric Beltz was thinking about Medusa, poison oak, and the swastika, as well as about the research he'd been doing into "legends, tragedies, misinterpretations" and other such subjects.


Pasadena | Inland Empire

Fifty Years | The First Wave

USC Pacific Asia Museum

September 26 through February 22, 2015

Fifty years ago, sculptors from the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts built 114 life-size clay figures for a tableau in which poor peasants bring their money to a tyrant landlord. The USC Pacific Asia Museum is recreating the installation, and showing Chinese paintings from the last fifty years, too.