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Get Out: Dennis Hopper, Free Museum Admission & Ceramics

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PERSPECTIVE: The Norton Simon Museum is going to be using Dennis Hopper's “Double Standard” photograph from 1961 as a springboard to understanding Los Angeles' art history. The gelatin silver print snapped by Hopper captures the three-way intersection of Melrose, Santa Monica and Doheny boulevards from the driver’s seat of his convertible. Professor Damon M. Willick from Loyola Marymount University will give a lecture about how a close reading of the three vanishing points of the intersection touch on elements of commercial culture, car culture, landscape and feminism in Angeleno art history. "A Meditation on the History of Los Angeles Art: Thinking Through Dennis Hopper’s "Double Standard" lecture starts at 4pm at the Norton Simon Museum.

MID-CITY: This weekend Pacific Standard Time is going to be shifting its focus to Hollywood and the Wilshire Area (which I assume means the Miracle Mile plus Hollywood). A few institutions will be offering free admission this weekend: A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) & Craft in America, Fowler Museum, Hammer Museum, LACE and MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. There will be free panels and discussions, as well. Visit the Pacific Standard Time site or ForYourArt's guide to this weekend in PST for more info.

CERAMICS: Tonight is the opening reception for an exhibition of the work of Geoff McFetridge, whose iconic line drawings appear on the clay for the first time at Heath Ceramics. The collection includes one complete custom-painted dinnerware set with service accessories for six people, a hand-carved teapot and cup sets and custom hand-carved vases. It will be on display through the end of the year. The opening reception is from 5 until 8pm tonight at Heath Ceramics Los Angeles Studio & Showroom, 7525 Beverly Blvd.