Top 10 visual arts events – Orange County Register

‘Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney’

To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, as well as his still-active artistic career, Happy Birthday, David Hockney celebrates one of the Getty’s Center’s best-known works: Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2. The exhibit also includes drawn and photographic self-portraits borrowed from the artist’s studio. (Through Nov. 26, Getty Center)

‘Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage’

This exhibit celebrates the crucial role that music and dance played in Marc Chagall’s art, highlighting his collaborations with the Ballets Russes in 1911, the Moscow State Jewish Theater in the 1920s, and several important ballets and operas he contributed to in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. (Through Jan. 7, LACMA)

‘The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930’

A century of frenzied urban growth as well as cultural and sociopolitical upheavals reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America. Six cities are examined: Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago. (Through Jan. 7, Getty Center)

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

One of this season’s most ambitious and widely anticipated visual-arts events, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA kicks off in mid-September at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, offering dozens of  concurrent exhibitions, programs and events with one focus: Latin American and Latino art.  (Sept. 15-January 2018, various institutions)

‘Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas’

This major international loan exhibition, featuring more than 300 masterpieces, traces the development of the luxury arts in the Americas from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century. (Sept. 16-Jan. 28, Getty Center)

‘Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985’

A groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes are Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism. (Sept. 17-Feb. 11, LACMA)

‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’

One of the Broad’s most popular exhibits gets it moment in the spotlight. Yayoi Kusama’s installation, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, is a mirror-lined chamber filled with a blinding and seemingly infinite arrangement of lights. The effect is mind-boggling. It’s the subject of the Broad’s…

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