The competition between the museums of Los Angeles is exciting these days. It’s all for the better. Museums in Los Angeles this summer they display a strong diversity of exhibitions, group shows or retrospectives, it’s all good to delight art enthusiasts and tourists…
MOCA/Geffen: “Don’t Look Back: The 1990s”
curated by Chief Curator Helen Molesworth
Through July 11, 2016
If the 1980s were shaped by the advent of identity politics, producing significant works that examined the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality, the 1990s both extended and challenged these ideas.
Hammer Museum “Made in LA”
Through Aug 28,2016
Third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition continues to highlight the practices of artists working throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
LACMA: Agnes Martin
BCAM, Level 3
Through September 11, 2016
First retrospective of Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) work in the United States since 1992, this extensive exhibition covers the full breadth of her practice, revealing her early and little-known experiments with different media and tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerizing grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark.
Annenberg Space for Photography: REFUGEE
Through Aug 21, 2016
Martin Schoeller, Tom Stoddart
The Broad “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life”
Through October 2, 2016
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life is the first major museum show of Sherman’s work in Los Angeles in nearly 20 years, and the exhibition fills The Broad’s first-floor galleries with 120 works drawn primarily from the Broad collection with key loans from other institutions.
Getty Center: Robert Mapplethorpe “The Perfect Medium”
Through July 31, 2016
This major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of his photographic work from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s. Featuring portraits, nudes, still lifes, and the controversial X Portfolio, the exhibition explores Mapplethorpe’s studio practice and the creation of his foundation, which has shepherded his legacy into the 21st century
TAM: 3 exhibitions “Grafforists” “With a little help from my friends”and “Declan Clarke
June 18 – August 13, 2016