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Art

August 10, 2000

Museums, galleries and murals mentioned in Christopher Knight's roundup (Page 10) of the top art attractions in Southern California.

MURALS

Willie Herron's "The Wall That Cracked Open" (4125 City Terrace Drive, near Carmelita Avenue, City Terrace). The 1972 mural is painted at the site where Herron's younger brother was stabbed by local gang members.

Judy Baca's "The Great Wall of Los Angeles" (Coldwater Canyon Avenue between Burbank Boulevard and Oxnard Street, Van Nuys). Painted between 1976-1983, the mural runs half a mile along the Tujunga Wash flood-control channel.

MUSEUMS

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood; 24-hour information line, [310] 440-7300; parking reservations required). Central garden designed by artist Robert Irwin. Open all year. "German and Swiss Drawings From the Permanent Collection." Ends Aug. 20. "Making a Prince's Museum: Drawings for the Late 18th Century Redecoration of the Villa Borghese in Rome." Ends Sept. 17. "Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Durer and Holbein." Ends Sept. 24. "The Man in the Street: Eugene Atget in Paris." Ends Oct. 8. Hours: Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No admission charge, but $5 parking fee.

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, [626] 405-2141). "Worlds of Profit and Delight: Books and Readers in Renaissance England." Through August. "Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade 1848-1858." Ends Sept. 10. "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic." Ends Sept. 17. Tues.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $8.50; seniors, $8; students 12 and up, $6.

Norton Simon Museum (411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, [626] 449-6840). A remarkable collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as a large collection of Asian sculpture. "Picasso: Graphic Magician." Ends Sept. 4. "The Art of Giving: Recent Acquisitions of the Norton Simon." Opens today. Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., Fri., noon-9 p.m. $6; seniors, $3.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (5905 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 857-6000). "Martin Johnson Heade." Ends Sun. "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999." Ends Aug. 27. "The Work of Charles and Ray Eames." Ends Sept. 10. "Migration of the Faith: Origins of Tibetan Buddhist Art." Ends Sept. 4. "Portraits of Power, Portrayals of Piety." Ends Sept. 4. "Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics: 1950-2000." Ends Sept. 17. "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures From Ancient Ukraine." Ends Sept. 24. Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $7; $5 students and seniors; $1 ages 6-17.

GALLERIES

John Sonsini: Gabriel (Acme Gallery, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 857-5942). Paintings of the artist's model. Ends Aug. 12.

The Architectural Photography of: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gunther Forg, Candida Hofer, Axel Hutte and Hiroshi Sugimoto (Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 525-1755). Ends Aug. 12.

Kymber Holt and Kamau Patton (Roberts & Tilton Gallery, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., [323] 549-0223). Holt-Biognosis, paintings; Patton-New Work about dreams and myths. Ends Aug. 12.

Jennifer Moon: The Facility (China Art Objects Galleries, 933 Chung King Road, Chinatown, [213] 613-0384). Installation of a "superhero training center," and "50 weeks," a musical documentary. Ends Aug. 12.

Strange Nature (Acuna-Hansen Gallery, 427 Bernard St., [323] 441-1624). Works by Kelly McLane, William Radawec, Holly Topping and Julie Zemel. Ends Aug. 12.

Summer Group Show (Goldman Tevis Gallery, 932 Chung King Road, Chinatown, [213] 617-8217). Anne Collier, David Griffith, Scott Lyle, Peter Rostovsky. Ends Aug. 12.

Inmo (971 Chung King Road, Chinatown, [213] 626-4225). Tim Doyle sculptural installation. Ends Aug. 26.

Black Dragon Society (961 Chung King Road, Chinatown, [323] 227-7878).

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