Ana Serrano: Homegrown
“Ana Serrano’s immersive ‘garden’ both references a recognizable urban landscape and pays homage to the artist’s family connection to the land in Mexico. Highlighting the juxtaposition of the built environment and plant life, the installation is composed of bright-colored walls and lively plants made of cardboard and paper. The dynamic space invites viewers to move into the sculpture and immerse themselves in the disparate yet familiar elements of city living, emphasizing the balance between man-made constructions and natural elements as well as dense, permanent objects and those that are lighter, more ephemeral.”
When: Thru June 3, 2018
Where: Pasadena Museum of California Art; 490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity
“We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering. These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment?”
When: January 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Where: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2355, 337 Charles E Young Dr. East, Los Angeles, 90095

Welcome to the Dollhouse
“Welcome to the Dollhouse presents a selection of works from MOCA’s permanent collection that address, document, or deconstruct notions of domesticity. Moving through the “species of spaces” (to paraphrase French writer Georges Perec) one might find in a middle-class suburban home—yard, driveway, foyer, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—the exhibition playfully examines a variety of approaches to the idea of the domestic found within the museum’s renowned collection. Spanning sculpture, photography, painting, video, and drawing from the 1960s to the present, Welcome to the Dollhouse includes works by artists for whom a dissolution of the boundaries between the fine arts and design is of central concern; works by artists engaged in a more documentary or photojournalistic approach to capturing domestic spaces and their maintenance; works by artists that veer increasingly toward the melancholic and romantic in their depictions of the interior spaces of the home; as well as works by artists engaged in strategies of appropriation.”
When: January 20th, 2018 – April 8th, 2018
Where: MOCA Pacific Design Center

Museums Free for All
“Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.Museums Free-for-All is partnering with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore participating museums, many of which are a short walk from Metro bus or rail stops. Experience a day of art and culture without traffic and plan ahead of time on metro.net.”
When: January, 28th, 2018
Where: List of 2018 Participating Museums here.

Urban SOS hOUR City Event
“Please join us on January 23, 2018, at 5:30 pm for hOUR City, an evening of conversations and presentations on how to create more dynamic and equitable cities and regions. Stephen Engblom, Senior Vice President / Global Director of Cities at AECOM, and David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute, will moderate a panel discussion exploring strategies to connect more communities to the opportunities in cities today.”
When: January 23rd, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Where: Millwick, 800 E 4th Place, Los Angeles

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