Art (rather, Museums) This Week: Openings/Closings
Opening: Art Now
Yeah, yeah. You can’t wait for Night Vision so you can be all hipster again like last summer. Until then, this Thursday is the start of MOCA Focus: Eric Wesley. Wesley “has become internationally known for his large-scale sculptural works that combine highly crafted objects with elements of performance and a wry, pranksterish social criticism.” At the Pacific Design Center.
And while you wait for Klimt at LACMA, Contemporary Projects 10: Mrzyk & Moriceau and Félicien Rops—You Only Live 25 Times opens on Thursday as well.
Since it was first published in 1791, it has stood the test of time. The Art of Virtue: Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens closes Sunday. The central theme and idea of the book and exhibit is the Art of Virtue: “The attainment of virtue was key to his plan for finding happiness through self-improvement and service to others”
Closing Monday at the Norton Simon Museum is Durga: Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother. 70 artworks from India, Tibet, Nepal and Southeast Asia are featured illustrating the “dual nature of the Goddess, that is, the Goddess as a fierce and strong warrior, bearing a variety of weapons in her many hands while she battles a host of demons…” Who’s your mama now?
Photo of Norton Simon Museum by Mike Flores via Flickr