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For those of you who are already experiencing the foreboding sense of pressure that is soon to come in the form of midterms and assignments later on in the Spring quarter, the Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection exhibition at LACMA may very well be one of the perfect ways to relax and decompress.

The collection features photography, paintings, videos, and even audio from artists ranging from the 1960s to the present.  I myself have always been somewhat sceptical about modern art (the very idea of signing a ceramic toilet bowl and calling it modern art, for instance, vexes me), but at the same time I must confess that I have been converted during my brief three hour tour of the exhibit in late March.  The displays were all aesthetically pleasing and, in some cases, remarkably provocative.  The collection also does not require the viewer to necessarily possess the professional eye of an artist in order to fully appreciate its merits; one could derive pleasure even from casual viewing.

The exhibition is on display till July 4, 2011.  Tickets cost $10, and free parking is available right across the street.

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, otherwise known as LACMA, is featuring a spectacular array of exhibits that not only cater to the devoted arts aficionados of Los Angeles, but also to virtually anyone who is blessed with the gift of sight.

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For those who are interested in the artworks of Ancient Mexico, Olmec would be the perfect exhibition with its vast collection ranging from enormous monumental sculptures of rulers to small, delicate, and detailed ornaments that shed light about the lifestyles of the people of the Olmec civilization.  The fact that Olmec artists created most of their artworks with nothing but basic tools (such rock, sand, and water) adds to the impressive nature of the works themselves, especially when it comes to the colossal sculpted pieces that weigh, quite literally, tons. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Figure and Landscape: July 25, 2010–October 17, 2010

 

Catherine Opie, professor of photography at UCLA, is showing Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This series focuses on High School football players from seven states across American. In the past, Opie has been a sometimes controversial artist and this show is no different. Although often subtle, this stark portraiture deeply explores concepts of masculinity and idenity. Go see this show before it closes on October 17, 2010.