BERKELEY ART MUSEUM GALLERY
”Himalayan Pilgrimge: Journey to the Land of Snow” now-June 30, 2013: Exhibition of sculpture and painting chart the journey of Buddhism across several centuries and several countries. “State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970” now-June 17: An in-depth exploration of Conceptual art, with more than 150 works on display.
DAVIS ART CENTER
“Eight from ACGA” April 27-May 25: An exhibition of a body of work by eight artists from the Association of Clay & Glass Artists of California.
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
“California Artists: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century” now-April 29: Diverse artworks for artists who worked in California after the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
CHARLES WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GALLERY
“A is for Zebra” now-May 30: An exhibition about alphabets making sense and non-sense, part of Art Programs with the Community: LACMA On-site.
CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM
“Maximo Gonzalez: Playful” now-May 6: Exhibition explores the work of the Mexico City-based Argentinean artist through installations, murals and weavings made from international currency, videos, symbolic objects and performance.
“Antony” now-May13Collages and drawings made by the artist from the late 1990s to 2011.
J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM
“Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200-1350″ now-May 13: An exhibition that showcases a range of books, from Bibles and prayer books to romances and scientific texts. “In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980” now-May 6: Photographs made between 1945 and 1980 from the museum’s collection, loosely grouped into areas of experimental photography vernacular architecture, car culture and fantasy and the film industry.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
“Living in a Modern Way: California Design, 1939-1965” now-June 3, 2012: More than 300 objects that examine the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the country. “Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings” now-April 22: First retrospective examination of the abstract artist, including more than 100 works.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
“The Total Look: Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton” now-May 20: Exhibition examines the collaboration between the fashion designer, his model and the model’s photographer husband. “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974” April 8-August 30: A large-scale historical-thematic exhibition dealing with the land, including more than 80 artists and projects from multiple countries.
MOUNTAIN VIEW A LA CARTE & ART
May 5-6: fine arts and crafts, specialty food, live entertainment.
OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
“Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta” now-May 13: More than 60 pieces of the artist’s architectural items, including ceramics, flatware, photographs, pictograms, and newly released archival material.
OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART
“OMA Artist Alliance I” now-April 1: Members of the OMA Artist Alliance present their work.
STRAWBERRY MEADOWS OF COLLEGE PARK
“California Strawberry Festival” May 19-20: Celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the region.
“Wendy Chidester and Silvia Davis” March 16: Transformations of everyday objects by a painter and a sculptor.
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
“Michael Petry: The Touch of the Oracle” March 17-July 29: Three large-scale site-specific installations.
“Al Martinez: Bard of Los Angeles” March 17-June 25: An exhibition of 75 items from the journalist and author best-known for his columns in the Los Angeles Times from 1984-2009. “Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors From the Lloyd Cotsen Collection” now-May 14, 2012: More than 75 highly decorative pieces dating from 2100 B.C. to 1234 A.D.
THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
“Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California” now-April 2. “Lessons of the Cherry Blossom” April 20-Sept. 3: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the present of cherry trees given by Tokyo to Washington, D.C., the exhibition features 17 Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo Period (1615-1868).
PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART
“L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980” now-May 20: Exhibition traces the aesthetic of figurative expressionism from the end of World War II to 1980. Miniature scenes, each containing psychological references and occasionally reflecting influences from Hollywood and the film industry. “Richard Bunkall: A Portrait” now-April 22: Exhibition surveys the paintings, sculptures and drawings of the artist Pasadena-based artist known for his distinctive style.
PETALUMA ARTS CENTER
“A Culture Within” April 6-May 19: Exhibition of Japanese American art.
POMONA ARTS COLONY
ARTWalk on the second and last Saturdays of every month: More than three dozen galleries host receptions for their latest exhibits.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART
“Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975” now-March 31.
CROCKER ART MUSEUM
“Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey” now-May 6: More than 80 paintings by one of California’s early plein-air artists. “Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2010” now-May 13: Examining the work of the American artist and feminist from china and acrylic painting to cast glass, printmaking and textiles.
MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM
“Mingei – The Beauty of Use” now-July 22: Five hundred of the objects in the museum’s collection of international folk art, on display at the Tijuana Cultural Center. “San Diego’s Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern to California Design” now-April 15: More than 60 artists who explore the progression from sleek modernism to unconventional handmade objects of use.
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART
“Pacific Horizons: Melanesian Art From the Valerie Franklin Collection” now-April 20, 2012: Introduction to a dynamic Pacific region through objects from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
“Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves” now-Dec. 1: Nine-screen video installation weaving together stories linking China’s past and Present. les.
QUILT VISIONS ART QUILT GALLERY
“Magical Mystery Tour: en homage” now-April 22: Small quilts inspired by Beatles songs.
THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM
“Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica” now-Oct. 16: Objects that presents new perspectives on Jewish tradition.
DE YOUNG MUSEUM
“Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler” now-April 22: Works by the artist who created figurative sculptures primarily from clay. “New Dimensions: Prints and Multiples from the Anderson Collection” now-July 1: Exhibition showcases a selection of prints and multiples published during an exploratory period in the print workshop of of Gemini G.E.L. “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” March 24-Aug. 19: The first exhibition devoted to the celebrated French designer and his personal themes of “equality, diversity and perversity.”
THE LEGION OF HONOR
”The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860-1900” now-June 17: Exhibition examining the creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement and its broad impact on fashion and the middle class.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN
“Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odessey, 1968-2011” summer 2012: More than 23 works from the career of the Bay Area sculptor.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
“NEW WORK: Richard Aldich” now-March 25: A series of paintings from the New York-based artist. “Fifty Years of Bay Area Art” now-April 3: Works by a number of past recipients of awards from the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art.
SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES
“Quilt National” April 29: Forty-five quilts from the 17th biennial juried exhibition of the Quilt National.
SONOMA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART
“Undiscovered” now-March 18: Works by five emerging artists from Sonoma County. “Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art” March 31-June 10: Exhibition examining the definitions and debates about the history, meaning and use of color.
L/A LOUVER GALLERY
“Frederick Hammersley” March 22-May 12: Paintings by one of the founders of the Hard Edge school. “Charles Garabedian: Works from 1965-1975” March 22-May 12: Paintings by the artist who uses mythology and whimsy to create works that often large-scale.
“Outfitters: The Contemporary Art of Clothing” now-May 20:Ten artists who use the armature of clothing or actual clothing as a premise for creating sculpture.