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Arts and Entertainment

The Weekend Round Up: Art in LA

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Jorge Mendez Blake: All the Poetry Books at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) | Photo: MOLAA


Jorge Mendez Blake: All the Poetry Books at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) | Photo: MOLAA
by Arely Villegas for LAist

“Close your eyes while I say Los Angeles. What comes to mind? Your fantasy of the place is no less true than the diverse daily lives of it’s actual citizens, and part of the unique charge of this city happens when the quotidian and fantasy congeal” - Fritz Haeg

As art galleries gear up for the upcoming December art fairs in Miami and Los Angeles in January, the rest of us welcome the holidays. The Los Angeles art scene slows down, but merely for a week. There’s still plenty to do and still keep up with holiday celebrations. News for one of our top museum institutions did not come lightly this week, as LACMA announces it’s lack of funds that will now slow down advancements of current construction. The museum hopes to raise $100 million dollars in donations to go on with initial plans.

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Friday, Nov. 26
The Hammer Museum (Westwood) offers free admission for 20 days beginning today in celebration of their 20th year anniversary. Current Exhibitions at The Hammer

  • Eva Hesse: Spectres 1960
  • Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments
  • Selections: From The Hammer Contemporary Collection
  • Julian Hoeber: Demon Hill
  • My Barbarian: The Night Episode
  • Mark Flores: See Through This

Sunday, Nov. 28
The Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach) offers a Target Free Sunday (all day). Current Exhibitions at MoLAA:

  • Siquiros Paisajista/Landscape Painter
  • Jorge Mendez Blake: All the Poetry Books
  • Four Views: from the Permanent MoLAA Collection