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The week ahead at SoCal museums: 'Art Colony' at Laguna Art Museum and more

Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again Exhibition features textile and needlepoint pieces, created by Chicago and her collaborators back in the 1980s, that explore maternity, motherhood, femaleness and gender. Also on display: “Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California,” featuring works by the 19th century painter, graphic designer and lithographer; and “Brody Albert: Strata,” featuring three installations by the L.A.-based artist. Pasadena ...

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Essential Arts & Culture: Upheaval at MOCA, Lucas Museum construction, musical history the Taylor Mac way

Playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac is taking over the Theatre at Ace Hotel for the epic series “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” which covers said history in four six-hour installments. Times theater critic Charles McNulty profiles this boundless performer. “With protean magic and fierce cabaret brilliance,” he writes, “Mac slips effortlessly in ‘A 24-Decade History’ not just between ...

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Firing of MOCA's chief curator triggers worry over the future of an artist-centric museum

Molesworth’s departure comes at a weighty time for museums, which are increasingly scrutinized for democratic representation of artists, particularly women and people of color, said Nizan Shaked, a professor of contemporary art history, museum and curatorial studies at Cal State Long Beach. She cited two recent Molesworth-curated exhibitions, both popular and critically acclaimed: “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” featuring the work ...

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