2020 Highlights to Put in Your Calendar
We are grateful to live in a city with so much going on and 2020 is set to be an exciting year with new museum and stadium openings, blockbuster exhibitions and marquee sporting events. Read on for our picks for the year ahead and be sure to mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss any of them!
Image courtesy of Art+Practice
Collective Constellation: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton Collection – Art + Practice
In collaboration with the Hammer Museum, Art + Practice presents Collective Constellation, a selection of artworks by women of color from the private art collection of philanthropist, art collector and A+P co-founder, Eileen Harris Norton. On view February 8th – August 1st, Collective Constellation seeks to highlight an intergenerational, multi-ethnic and transnational group of trailblazing artists who have profoundly impacted the landscape of contemporary art. The exhibition highlights a range of works, bringing to the fore movements such as Conceptualism and Minimalism through painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, and installation. For tickets and more information, click here.
Image courtesy of Frieze LA
Following the sold out success of its inaugural edition, Frieze Los Angeles returns to Paramount Pictures Studios from February 14th – 16th to present the best of LA and international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, alongside a curated program of talks, films and artists’ projects in the iconic backlot. In addition to the three-day fair at Paramount, Frieze Week LA (February 10th – 16th) will feature new exhibitions and special events across the city. Participating museums include The Broad, MOCA and LACMA among many others. Along with their presentations at the fair, many of LA’s leading galleries will have special exhibitions on view during Frieze Week.
Rendering courtesy of Perkins&Will
Destination Crenshaw + Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line
We are really looking forward to the opening of Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles. The project will use the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard as a canvas and anchor for public art and streetscape design. It will feature more than 100 rotating and permanent art installations on sidewalks, business facades and public structures that will stretch along the Crenshaw/LAX Metro rail (Crenshaw Boulevard between 48th and 60th streets).
Destination Crenshaw coincides with the opening of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line, which is currently under construction and will extend from the existing Metro Expo Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards. The Line will travel 8.5 miles to the Metro Green Line and will serve the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area with eight stations.
Work is due to be completed this spring so keep your eyes peeled.
Rendering courtesy of SoFi Stadium
This summer sees another significant addition to one of our neighborhoods in the form of the state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium, the new home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers. Located at the former Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, the Stadium will be the centerpiece of a 298-acre mixed-use development featuring retail, commercial office space, a hotel, residential units, and outdoor park spaces. In addition to hosting NFL regular season games, the venue will also be used for the Superbowl in 2022, the College Football Championship Game in 2023 and the LA Summer Olympics in 2028.
Photo courtesy of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
One of the most anticipated cultural openings this year is the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, said to be the first institution of its scope and scale devoted to the past, present, and future of cinema. Located next to LACMA, its collection will include photographs, films, screenplays, props, and other historic moviemaking accoutrements—including the typewriter Joseph Stefano used to write the screenplay for Psycho and the last remaining life-size model of the great white shark from Jaws. The opening date is still to be announced. For the latest news click here.
MLB & MLS All Star Games
Fans of baseball and soccer will have the opportunity to see the best players in their respective leagues this July. Dodger Stadium hosts the 91st All-Star Game on July 14th and on July 29th the best of the MLS will take on the LIGA MX All-Stars at the 2020 MLS All-Star Game at Banc of California Stadium.