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Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center Nov 13, 2012 — Feb 10, 2013 This major international loan exhibition takes a new look at the origins of the Renaissance in Italy, revealing how Florentine panel painters and manuscript illuminators of the early 1300s revolutionized the depiction of the human form, laying the foundation for […]

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Nov 11, 2012 — Feb 10, 2013 Featuring an unprecedented eight paintings of Caravaggio, this major survey is devoted to the legacy of one of the most influential painters in European history. Caravaggio’s striking realism, innovative use of intense light and shadow, and ability to express passion, violence […]

Stanley Kubrick

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Nov 1, 2012 — Jun 30, 2013 Featuring more than 1,000 objects, this massive show is the first retrospective exhibition of the legendary filmmaker’s work in the United States. The exhibition provides access to Stanley Kubrick’s extraordinary vision and working methods while illuminating the network of influences and […]

Blues for Smoke

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Oct 21, 2012 — Jan 7, 2013 This is a major interdisciplinary exhibition exploring a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues and “blues esthetics.” Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category, but as a web of artistic sensibilities […]

A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Oct 13, 2012 — Jan 14, 2013 The exhibition features more than 200 images from the Library’s monumental trove of Civil war photographs. Exhibition focal points include the battlefront, particularly the Battle of Antietam—the bloodiest and costliest single day of combat in American history; the assassination of Abraham […]

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Oct 6, 2012 — Jan 14, 2013 Paul Schimmel’s last exhibition as MOCA’s Chief Curator explores one of the most significant consequences of the rise of abstraction in 20th-century painting: artists’ assault on the picture plane. Responding to the social and political climate of the postwar period—especially the crisis of humanity […]

Graphic Design: Now in Production

Hammer Museum Sep 30, 2012 — Jan 6, 2013 Featuring posters, books, magazines, information graphics, identity and branding, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics produced since 2000, this exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely used tool. With […]

Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sep 16, 2012 — Jan 6, 2013 Throughout his 50-year career, Ken Price’s works remained innovative, evading categorization and redefining sculpture. The artist’s unique fusion of form and color established him as one of the outstanding postwar American artists. Price, who worked in clay, is best known for his […]

California’s Designing Women, 1896-1986

Autry National Center Aug 10, 2012 — Jan 6, 2013 The exhibition celebrates the work of 46 California women who designed utilitarian products and whose work was often unacknowledged and sometimes even uncredited. The show was organized by guest curator Bill Stern, who selected women whose designs incorporated the newest styles, materials and technologies of […]

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center Jul 3 — Sep 23, 2012 Gustav Klimt is the most famous Austrian artist, whose ornate paintings featuring brightly colored geometric patterns and applied gold leaf gained worldwide recognition. Klimt was also a gifted and prolific draftsman (4,000 of his drawings survive) and used to draw almost […]