Don’t miss three world-class art fairs in Los Angeles in January, the centerpieces of Los Angeles Arts Month:
Enjoy special events and free admission to this Los Angeles art museum during opening week of the landmark exhibition “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years”.
Don’t miss the chance to see the largest and most comprehensive showing ever of MOCA’s world-renowned permanent collection, opening Sunday November 15, 2009! It will feature more than 500 artworks by over 200 artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston, Catherine Opie, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Prince, Bill Viola and many more. View historically important works from 1939 to 1980 filling the galleries at MOCA’s main downtown L.A. site on Grand Avenue, plus check out an exciting array of artworks created 1980 to the present at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary location.
Neighborhoods across Los Angeles come alive with regularly occurring art walks. Make a date with a friend and join in the fun. Art walks are the perfect way to explore diverse art, soak up the local culture and socialize with other art lovers.
DOWNTOWN L.A. ART WALK
2nd Thursday of every month
3-9pm (check website for more info)
Explore the bustling street culture of Los Angeles’ Historic Core known as “Gallery Row”, and see the newest art exhibitions of over 40 participating galleries, art centers and museums.
Enjoy the gardens now in full bloom, as well as the dramatic architecture and breathtaking views, while you take in the Getty’s world-class collection of Western art and well known masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s “Irises”.
As the sun came out in New York City and the last mounds of the snow dumped by the big storm a few days earlier melted away, it seemed a fitting day for the opening of the Armory Show, considered by many contemporary art enthusiasts to be the kickoff to the spring art season.
The Armory Show, now in its eleventh year, was held in the cavernous Pier 94 at the edge of the Hudson River from March 5th to 8th, 2009. Plus for the first time the fair included a new section in Pier 92 focusing on modern art and contemporary masters.
Art lovers and “foodies” alike will enjoy these art experiences! Examine artwork from the Norton Simon Museum’s collections with an eye toward food and drink. Join Maite Gomez-Rejon, professional chef and museum educator, for three courses which pair the representation of food in painting and sculpture with culinary history and practices. Period recipes complement each lecture.
Visit LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART for the debut of the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) on Feb. 16th with a FREE community weekend. You can get your free tickets online at the BCAM website: