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Pencil This In: Art Parties Tonight for Eames Designs and LA Printmaking

LA printmaking exhibition opening at the Norton Simon (Image: Untitled, 1965, John Altoon. © 2010 Estate of John Altoon.)
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It’s a big night for art parties tonight around town. Tonight, the A+D Museum celebrates Eames Designs; the Norton Simon in Pasadena opens Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California; and there’s a literary feast at Taylor De Cordoba gallery tonight. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Taylor De Cordoba gallery is holding a literary and culinary feast as part of its Eating Our Words series. Bringing together good food and great conversation, poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor welcome Anne Zimmerman, food writer and author of An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher. The guest culinary artist is Rene Klaassen and Gourmets on Wheels. Food will be provided for tasting and the Gourmets on Wheels truck will have charcuterie and cheese for purchase, too. Book sales will be handled by The Traveler’s Bookcase. To attend: email

The Natural History Museum hosts the panel discussion Still Evolving: Art at the Natural History Museum, Then and Now tonight at 7 pm. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, and Betye Saar were emerging L.A. artists in the 1950s and ‘60s, and NHM exhibited the work of all three. The three will come together on this panel to discuss the past, present and future of the LA art scene. The event is FREE, museum admission not required.

The A+D Museum holds an opening party tonight from 6:30-9:30 pm for the exhibition Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship. Charles and Ray Eames were artists and designers who made strides in contributing to modern architecture and furniture. The A+D Museum examines simple objects and tools that influenced daily life. At the party tonight, tunes will be provided by KCRW DJ Raul Campos. Trucks onsite include Coolhaus and Canter’s Delicatessen Truck. Tickets: $20.

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There’s an opening reception tonight at 6 pm at the Norton Simon Museum to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California. The show includes works by Ed Moses, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, June Wayne, Claes Olden­burg and Robert Rauschenberg.

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