A new series of art exhibitions on the west coast is taking place in Los Angeles this month, but not all are welcoming.
The Art News series, Art in America, has selected works by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.
It also aims to draw attention to the work of those artists whose work is often overlooked by the mainstream.
Here are some of the highlights:• The Art in California: “Art in California,” which opens June 23 at the Art Institute of California at Los Angeles, is an ambitious undertaking by the Art News team to celebrate artists who are active in the local art community.
Its first exhibit features works by David Smith, who is known for his signature work, the giant-sized paintings on the walls of a house in the hills outside Los Angeles.• The Big Fish, a series of exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is part of the larger exhibition series, the Art in the City.
The first exhibition, called “The Big Fish,” will be at the Museum of Modern Art, on July 7 and the second at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City, on August 13.• A gallery exhibition titled “Art as an Activist” at the Tate Modern is part a series, titled “The Art of Art and Politics.”
The Tate Modern, which is home to Tate Gallery, the largest independent art gallery in the world, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Tate Collection with the opening of this series of six shows.• Two art exhibitions will be on display in San Francisco this month: “The Life of William Morris” by artist Raul Ruiz, and “A Life of Raul Morris: A Portrait of an Artist” by art historian and author David H. Rosen.
Both are on view through June 23.• On June 16, the art museum at the University of California, Berkeley, will host an art event featuring works by a diverse range of contemporary and contemporary American artists, including H.R. Giger, David Bowie, Andy Warburton, Toni Morrison, and Mark Rothko.• Artists who have exhibited in Los Angels include the late Andy Warburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.• An exhibition of photographs by a former member of the U.S. Navy by American photographer James K. Walsh, called The Navy, will open June 22 at the Naval War College in Newport News, Virginia.
Walsh’s photographs are often overlooked, and some are being used as evidence of the Vietnam War, but Walsh is considered one of the great American photographers of his generation.• “Shelter, A Woman of the World,” a new exhibition at the New Museum, will be the first at the museum to be shown in an African-American space.
“Sally” is an essay by a woman who describes her experiences living as a refugee in a South African refugee camp.
The show will run through July 23.
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