March 17, 2011 |
What is being called France's first major exhibition in nearly 30 years on Impressionist painter Edouard Manet will open April 5 at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris . The exhibit , "Manet, the Man Who Invented Modern Art," running thorugh July 3, will explore the French artist's later works through a reconstruction of his seminal 1880 exhibition at the La Vie moderne gallery. Manet (1832-1883) challenged the preconceptions of artists who preceded him. The new show will explore his approach to the modern and his influence on his contemporaries.
September 8, 2011
Following on his acclaimed series "Outland" and "Shadow Chamber," Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist Roger Ballen presents a series of recent black and white photographs, "Boarding House," published in book form by Phaidon, and now on view at Fahey/Klein Gallery. The work straddles the line between documentary and art, depicting a dreamlike, transitory space full of people, animals and odd objects making for psychologically charged surroundings. Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. Opens Thu. Through Oct. 15. Free.
November 10, 2011
Though the underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger operates well outside the mainstream, his cult films such as "Fireworks" and "Scorpio Rising" have influenced scores of filmmakers, musicians and other artists. Anger's work is the focus of the new exhibition "Kenneth Anger: Icons," opening Sunday, which explores his Magick Lantern film cycle and includes archival material and memorabilia. MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. (213) 626-6222. http://www.moca.org.
November 3, 2011
For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception, Fri. 6-8 p.m. Free.
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March 5, 2014 |
Rosa Quirino liked to perform with leather huaraches on her feet and a shawl criss-crossed over her chest, in a nod to Pancho Villa. When men teased her as she sang, she would tell them: "Gentlemen, we are working. " Then, she'd pull out her gun. The year was 1903, and Doña Rosa, a mariachi from Mexico who began playing violin at age 13, was a rare sight. Her story and others are being featured in an exhibit this month at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. The show covers more than a century of history surrounding female mariachis: ladies who found success - starring on television, scoring sponsors and performing internationally - at a time when the Mexican music genre was ruled entirely by men. "They were seen, they were heard, they performed in front of thousands of people," said Leonor Xochitl Perez, the exhibit's organizer.
March 27, 2014 |
“Play Ball!” is echoing through a Philadelphia museum in a new exhibit about minorities in Major League Baseball that opens just as the 2014 season begins to unfold. “ Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American ” is the name of the just-opened exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History that chronicles the significant roles that Jews and members of other minority groups played -- and continue to play -- in America's favorite pastime. The museum shares with visitors how some of the game's biggest names on and off the field had to overcome adversity and prejudice.
June 3, 2010 |
In the dusty clutter of yard and estate sales, the lost heroes of Jewish American song and comedy are waiting to be reclaimed and celebrated in all their kitschy splendor. And they can't help but wonder: What's taking you so long? There's vaudeville comedienne Mae Questel, who supplied the voice of Betty Boop, and her loud-mouthed 1969 record, "Mrs. Portnoy's Retort." (Take that, Philip Roth.) On the cutting edge of liturgical singing, there's Sol Zim, who calls himself the Tom Jones of cantors.
September 22, 2011
Part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative, the exhibition "The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985" presents works spanning more than 25 years of the acclaimed woodworker's career, as he emerged as the front runner of the American studio furniture movement. This major survey includes 30 Maloof pieces in addition to 80 works by his friends and colleagues, among them Millard Sheets, Karl Benjamin, Otto and Gertrud Natzler and Kay Sekimachi. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino.
November 10, 2011
Captured in one-hundred-twenty-fifth of a second on a Pennsylvania afternoon in 1977, the iconic close-up portrait of the great Muhammad Ali made photographer Michael Brennan's dreams come true. With his face festooned with sweat beads, bumps and scars, the fighter paused in the corner of the ring in front of the photographer, and the rest is history. An exhibition of Brennan's photographs of Ali, appropriately titled "Muhammad Ali: 1977," will be on display, first at Design Within Reach, then at Artworks Gallery in Pasadena.