Joseph Holtzman Jun06

Joseph Holtzman

Joseph Holtzman’s paintings bring the past and the present, the private and the public into dialogue. Alongside popular historical, cultural, and literary personalities such as Mary Todd Lincoln, Stephen Sondheim, and Jane Austen are more personal depictions, of the artist’s mother, Frieda...

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989 Jun10

The Sahmat Collectiv...

This exhibition introduces Sahmat’s work through a survey of art and ephemera illustrating the impact this unique—and sometimes controversial—artists’ collective has had on contemporary Indian society and artistic practice. Apr. 19 – Aug. 2 Fowler Museum Museum Hours: Monday &...

The New Creativity: Man and Machines Jun10

The New Creativity: ...

From the first house R.M. Schindler designed using a drafting machine to contemporary architects who design digital drawing devices instead of houses, The New Creativity: Man and Machines examines creative practices in relation to the social and technical complexes that support and constrain...

The Afghan Carpet Project Jun13

The Afghan Carpet Pr...

“The Afghan Carpet Project” features six carpets designed by L.A.-based contemporary artists—Lisa Anne Auerbach, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Francesca Gabbiani, Jennifer Guidi, and Toba Khedoori—which were handmade by weavers in Afghanistan. The exhibition is the culmination of a project that...

Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments Jun15

Singular Spaces: Fro...

This exhibition presents photographs by Jo Farb Hernández  documenting the fanciful art environments and idiosyncratic sculptures of self-taught artists from across Spain. Apr. 12 – Sept. 6 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. Thursday: noon – 8...

Making Strange: Gagawaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram Jun15

Making Strange: Gaga...

“Making Strange” presents two recent projects by Delhi-based contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, founding member of Sahmat and one of the leading artists working in India today. Apr. 19 –Sep. 6 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. Thursday: noon – 8...

Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition Jun20

Perfect Likeness: Ph...

When we say of a portrait that it is a perfect likeness, we mean not just that it accurately delineates its subject. There is a further implication that the image penetrates beyond surface appearance to give us some deeper sense of the person depicted. The same logic can be applied more...

Fowler in Focus: The Art of Hair in Africa Jun20

Fowler in Focus: The...

This exhibition presents an array of finely scuplted combs and hairpins from Africa. It explores notions of ideal beauty and social status associated with hair among many African cultures. May 3 – Sept. 20 Museum Hours: Monday – Tuesday: closed Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: noon – 5 p.m....

Mary Reid Kelley Jun25

Mary Reid Kelley

Trained as painter, Mary Reid Kelley creates narrative videos set within her own stylized black and white drawings. Working with videographer Patrick Kelley, her characters—all roles usually played by the artist—move through her black-and-white scenery and speak in poetic verse written by the...

Mindful Awareness Aug06

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general...

Mindful Awareness Aug13

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general...

Mindful Awareness Aug20

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general...

Mindful Awareness Aug27

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general...