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Weekend Art Openings: Duchamp, Childhood, Miller

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Friday

Forty-five years ago, a small museum in Pasadena garnered an exhibit of the modern art forefather's first retrospective. Beginning today, that small museum, now known as the Norton Simon, is presenting Marcel Duchamp Redux.

The installation will display several works owned by the Norton Simon including Boite-en-Valise (some of the artists works reproduced in miniature), The Bottle Rack, and L.H.O.O.Q, his famous poster of Mona Lisa with moustache & goatee, which was embraced by the Dada movement.

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Memorabilia from the original 1963 exhibit, including photos of the artist during his visit to Pasadena will also be on view. - thru December 8th

Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena
626.449.6840
www.nortonsimon.org

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Saturday

Child-like innocence runs amok this Saturday at Black Maria in Atwater with the opening of Menace & Charm: The Nostalgia of Childhood. Magic, sea-creatures, sweets, and fairies are just a few of the themes in this group show featuring the works of Jaime Zollars, Kathleen Lolley, Alex Noriega, Matt Burlingame, P. Williams, Leanne Biank, Juri Ueda, Aaron Hitchcock, and CJ Metzger. – thru May 24th

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Opening reception 7-10:30pm
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village
323.660.9393
www.blackmariagallery.com

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Sunday

Head over to Santa Monica Sunday to check out the cool paintings of Bill Miller. Collages made from vintage linoleum, create these funky colorful, stained-glass type images featuring subjects ranging from portraiture, historical imagery, and social commentary.

Opening Reception 6-9:30pm
Frank Pictures
Bergamot Station Gallery A-5
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica
310.828.0211
www.frankpicturesgallery.com

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photos-Untitled (Hand and Cigar) – Marcel Duchamp – courtesy of The Norton Simon
Beneath the Surface – C.J. Metzger – courtesy of Black Maria
Abraham Lincoln – Bill Miller – courtesy of Frank Pictures