Valerie Fitzgerald
  • Museum and Gallery Exhibits to Visit in August




There are so many art galleries and museums in L.A.! Want to be in the know of this month’s art events around town? To help you make the most of your gallery-going, here is a list of the best exhibits at museums and galleries of Los Angeles:

69: Déjà Vu – MOCA Pacific Design Center, August 4 to October 28

The Los Angeles-based brand 69 exists at the nexus of fashion and fine art. The anonymous designer aimed to create elegant yet utilitarian artworks that challenge notions of gender, and create a universal, inclusive style. This will be the first solo museum show of 69’s work; the show consists of video and photo installations, as well as garments. 

Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. – LACMA, August 11 to February 10

In this Robert Rauschenberg solo show, all the creations are in and about L.A. – as the exhibit name suggests. Rauschenberg first arrived in California when he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1944, and a visit to L.A. during that time inspired him to dedicate his life to art. During the 1960s and ’70s he worked with local print-making studios Gemini G.E.L. and Styria Studio, and he was an early participant in LACMA’s own Art and Technology Program, collaborating with scientists and engineers of the era to create art.

Beyond the Streets — Werkartz Studios, closes August 26

This show pops up in a 40,000-square-foot indoor-and-outdoor space, with immersive environments, large-scale installations, and works on display by over 100 influential artists from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Shepard Fairey. Be sure to check out a program of live events and experiences that pick up on themes presented in the show.




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