August 19, 2018
"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" Exhibition
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) will present the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. Making its West Coast debut, the exhibition celebrates 99 award-winning photographs illustrating the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year touring images are submitted by photographers from all over the world including China, Spain, Colombia, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Winning images selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence reflect the expansive and diverse wildlife that cohabitate the planet while helping to promote sustainability and the conservation of the natural world. August 19, 2018 – January 6, 2018. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exhibition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9007. www.nhm.org
September 18, 2018
NHMLA and Fisher Museum bring "Earth Works" to LA
Opening on September 18, Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene features 24 works by transdisciplinary artist Justin Brice Guariglia. Having flown seven times with NASA as part of Operation Ice Bridge, Guariglia's works blur the line between photography and painting while exploring our current ecological crisis from Greenland’s melting glacial ice sheets to the impact of agriculture and mining on the Earth’s surface.
The USC Fisher Museum of Art will display 23 works by the artist and across the street, the Natural History Museum Los Angeles (NHMLA) will present the monumental work, Jakobshavn I. Measuring 11 feet by 16 feet, this work depicts one of Greenland’s fastest melting glaciers through an ultra-archival printing process. These exibitions are not to be missed and will run through December 8, 2018.
USC Fisher Museum of Art, 823 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089, www.fisher.usc.edu
Natural History Museum Los Angeles, 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, www.nhm.org
October 1, 2018
NHMLA's New 3D Theater | Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet debuts in LA
On October 1, 2018 the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) will open its first ever large screen 3D theater, the first theater experience at NHM in more than a decade. The state-of-the-art 100-seat “NHM 3D Theater” will provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves into a sensory experience and explore new worlds through cinema. For the inaugural show, NHM will present the Los Angeles debut of Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet, a coproduction by BBC Earth and OceanX Media, narrated by Kate Winslet. Oceans 3D tells the untold stories of the sea's most astonishing creatures and takes the audience on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth, with the help of new ocean science and technology. Viewers will swim alongside leaping dolphins, sharks, whales, and sea turtles, dive around coral reef ecosystems and journey to the depths of the ocean floor and encounter some of the most extreme and exotic animals ever discovered. Shows will run daily through January 31, 2019
The price of admission to the NHM 3D Theater is $5 when booked online in advance, $6 when purchased onsite, and free for museum members.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90007 www.nhm.org
October 8, 2018
Explore Aquaculture at The Aquarium of the Pacific Fall 2018
This fall the Aquarium of the Pacific will debut Aquaculture, an exhibition featuring 10 photographs by National Geographic Magazine (NGM) photographer Brian Skerry. The exhibition will illustrate fish, shellfish, and kelp farming practices from around the world, including photographs of a catfish farm in Ita Benna, Mississippi; a Canadian aquaculture company’s Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture method off the coast of Vancouver Island; and Aquapod cages used to grow cobia in Panama. The Aquarium highlights marine aquaculture as a promising opportunity to increase the amount of healthy food available to the growing population in a manner that supports healthy ecosystems and communities.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will offer a range of programming to promote responsible marine aquaculture. These programs include a Sustainable Seafood Forumfrom October 3-4 and an Aquatic Academy course for adults on October 10 & 17 and November 7 & 14.
The Aquaculture exibiiton will open October 8, 2018 and run through December 8, 2018
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
October 12, 2018
Museum of Selfies Announces Permanent Location in the Heart of Hollywood
After a successful pop-up run earlier this year, Museum of Selfies is opening its doors permanently on Hollywood Boulevard to share the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie. With interactive exhibits that will allow for picture perfect photos to be captured such as the “bathroom selfie,” “Hollywood selfie,” and more, Museum of Selfies is an Instagrammer’s paradise. Museum of Selfies promises to share the unseen depths and history of this cultural phenomenon, with roots going back 40,000 years. Whether you love them or hate them, you won’t see selfies the same way again.
Museum will open October 12 and tickets can be bought at: www.museumofselfies.com/#
Museum of Selfies, 6757 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90028
January 12, 2019
Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition at Frederick R. Weisman Museum
Beginning Januaury 12, 2019, Pepperdine University's Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, as this is the only Southern California venue to host this major traveling exhibition. Focused exclusively on paintings and drawings made between 1942 and 1955, Beginnings features approximately 75 works from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, most of which have never before been publicly exhibited. These little-known works range from World War II drawings and watercolors depicting soldiers, military life, and the vast, beautiful setting of Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, to abstractions that unite the forms of Surrealism and the fractured planes of Cubism, to gestural works on paper. The exhibition will run thorugh March 31, 2019.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. 90263 www.arts.pepperdine.edu/museum