The Art Season is Here!
Fall is known as the ‘Art Season’ and this autumn is no exception. From rarely seen works by acclaimed artists and filmmakers to explorations of key moments in world history, there are enough exhibitions to fill your calendar from now until Christmas! We’ve highlighted a few that we think are worth checking out around the city.
Photo courtesy of Judy Chicago Studio
Judy Chicago, considered one of the pioneers of the feminist art movement, with a career spanning over five decades, started her career in Los Angeles. Judy Chicago: Los Angeles offers a rare opportunity to see the remarkable body of work she created from her time in Los Angeles and Fresno from 1965 – 1972. The free exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and documentation of Chicago’s environmental and fireworks projects. Open now until November 2 at the Deitch Gallery in Hollywood. For more information, click here.
Edith Sitwell (1887–1964), editor; William Roberts (1895–1980), illustrator, Wheels, 1919, 1919. Oxford: B. H. Blackwell. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
This Saturday, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens kicks off its yearlong Centennial Celebration with Nineteen Nineteen, a major exhibition that examines the institution and its founding through the prism of a single, tumultuous year. Featuring more than 250 objects drawn from The Huntington’s library and art collections, the exhibition is organized around themes defined by the verbs Fight, Return, Map, Move, and Build. Highlights include representative items from 1919 such as a 37-foot map of a Pacific Electric (Red Car) route in Los Angeles, German Revolution posters, and suffragist pamphlets, alongside important works acquired by Henry E. Huntington in the lead-up to that year, such as the original manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography. For more details and tickets, click here.
Photo by Ami Vitale
W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at The Annenberg Space for Photography examines civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined throughout history.
Featuring over 70 artists and photographers, the exhibit explores the various aspects of walls – artistic, social, political, and historical – in six sections: Delineation, Defense, Deterrent, The Divine, Decoration, and The Invisible and asks guests to contemplate the impact of walls on the human psyche and why we build them. W|ALLS opens October 5th, for more details, click here.
Stanley Kubrick. Shoe Shine Boy. 1947. Museum of the City of New York. The Look Collection. Used with permission of Museum of the City of New York and SK Film Archives.
Fans of Stanley Kubrick might not know that the legendary filmmaker was a photojournalist as a teenager. Kubrick was just seventeen when he sold his first photograph to the pictoral magazine Look in 1945. Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick explores one of the formative phases in his career through his photographs, many unpublished, of human interest stories from nightclubs to street scenes to sporting events. The exhibition opens at the Skirball Center on October 17th. Click here for more information.