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Get Out: Surreal Adventures of Female Artists, Portable Parks & Holograms

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SURREAL: Today the exhibition "In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States" opens at LACMA in the Resnick Pavilion. The show features around one hundred and seventy-five works by nearly fifty women artists who played around with surrealism in their art. The curators tell us, "North America represented a place free from European traditions for women Surrealists from the United States and Mexico, and European émigrés. While their male counterparts usually cast women as objects for their delectation, female Surrealists delved into their own subconscious and dreams, creating extraordinary visual images." For more information, visit LACMA's website on the exhibition.

PARKS: Today from 11 am until 8 pm the exhibition "Portable Parks IV: Past, Present, Future = A.L.L." will be open at the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center. The exhibition echoes previous performance installations (I-III) by Bonnie Ora Sherk in the 1970s, which "brought the experience of nature into unexpected locations in the urban environment." For more information about the work visit the Pacific Standard Time website or the A.L.L. website itself.

PERSPECTIVE: Tristan Duke, an artist, creative researcher, and inventor based in Los Angeles, will be giving a lecture "On Holographic Perspective" at 7 pm at the Velaslavasay Panorama. The lecture will be illustrated and explore the "optics of the holographic image, its history and pre-history." Tickets are $10 and you can purchase them here. For more information about the Velaslavasay Panorama check out its website.

MUSEUMS: We've said it before and we'll say it again: this is a great weekend to get out and go to the museum for free.