Museums in Los Angeles this summer: where to go? what to see?

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

Agnes Martin, Untitled from the portfolio On a Clear Day, 1973, screenprint, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Kotick Family Foundation in honor of Lynda and Stewart Resnick through the 2007 Collectors Committee © 2016 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photos ©Museum Associates/LACMA
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


REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world.Featuring: Graciela Iturbide, Omar Victor Diop, Lynsey Addario,
Martin Schoeller, Tom Stoddart



The Broad “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life”
Through October 2, 2016

cindy sherman

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

ulips, 1978 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Tulips, 1978 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation


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