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Santa Monica Fine Art Studios 1834 Franklin St., Santa Monica. 20th anniversary group show. Reception with DJ music and refreshments, Sat., Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. Open house Sun., Nov. 18, noon-5 p.m. 310-453-3632.
Bergamot is at 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
D3 PROJECTS “Recordings”: Jason Lazarus, photographs; thru Jan. 3. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. (310) 829-9856.
FIG “Out of Mind”: Keisho Okayama, selected works 2005-2007; thru Dec. 22. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. (310) 829-0345.
FRANK PICTURES “From the Earth”: Shirley Cannon, paintings; thru Jan. 10. Reception Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (310) 828-0211.
GALLERY LUISOTTI Toshio Shibata, photographs; thru Jan. 12. (310) 453-0043.
JAMES GRAY GALLERY “Artists for Human Rights”: artwork that celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948; thru Nov. 24. “Face to Face, Uniting Humanity”: Stephen Bennett, portraits; thru Dec. 16. (310) 315-9502.
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY “Green”: group show of paintings; “Collateral Damage”: Ellwood T. Risk, solo show; thru Dec. 22. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m. (310) 315-1937.
ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY Morton Bartlett, photographs; thru Dec. 22. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m. (310) 828-8488.
TARRYN TERESA GALLERY “Through Your Ghosts, Darkly”: Claressinka Anderson, photographs; thru Dec. 15. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m. (310) 453-4752.
South Bay, Southeast
C&D’S WELCOME CAFÉ 1808 Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. “Arousing Visual Intrigue”: mixed media, photography, paintings; thru Dec. 16. Reception Fri., Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m. (310) 316-9270.
EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. “Salty: Three Tales of Sorrow”: Edith Abeyta, installation including handkerchiefs and a re-creation of Marie Antoinette’s prison cell; thru Dec. 14. Talk with Abeyta and Marshall Astor Tues., Nov. 20, 1 p.m. Reception with cake and ice cream Tues., Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. (310) 660-3010.
AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. Tues.-Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; $7.50, $5 seniors & students, $3 children 2-12, under 2 free. (323) 667-2000. Gene Autry and the 20th-Century West: The Centennial Exhibition 1907–2007; thru Jan. 12. Picturing the People8; thru Jan. 27. Native Harvests and Gathering Panelists discuss Native American food harvests and festivals, while you sample native foods, Sat., Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. Let’s Make History! Make clapper sticks, used by many Native American tribes in California, Sun., Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Western Music Association Monthly Jam Make some noise with members of the Western Music Association, Sun., Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m.
AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, 234 Museum Dr., L.A. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free. (323) 221-2164. Oaxacan Folk Art and Zapotec Textiles Show Holiday gift ideas, from Zapotec throw rugs to Oaxacan folk art figures, starting at a mere $10, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, noon-5 p.m.; free. The West Belongs to Everyone Stephen Aron, executive director of the Institute for the Study of the American West, lectures on the “history of converging cultures of the West,” Sat., Nov. 17, 1-2 p.m.; free.
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Dr., L.A. Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; first Sun. of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (213) 744-7432. A Woman’s Journey: The Life and Work of Artis Lane; thru March 2. Related drawing workshop, Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Wattstax: I Am Somebody!; thru Dec. 16. Blacks in and out of the Box; thru Dec. 30. Ears Are Burning, Children Are Learning The museum promotes the joy of reading for kids with a day of storytelling and workshops led by children’s authors, storytellers, artists, craftspeople and actors Tequan Richmond and Imani Hakim from Everybody Hates Chris, Sat., Nov. 17, 1-3:30 p.m.
CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART, 536 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 621-3200.Velocity 2007 Art by established and up-and-coming artists is up for grabs in the museum’s first annual auction, Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA, Sunset & Westwood blvds., Wstwd. Wed. & Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m. (310) 825-4361. Fowler in Focus: Doors in Global Perspective; thru Dec. 1. Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles; thru Dec. 30. Women, Water and Wells: Photographs of West Africa by Gil Garcetti; thru Nov. 24. Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art Writing systems in African art, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to liturgical script from Ethiopia; thru Feb. 17. Kids’ workshop on Islamic calligrams, Sun., Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m.
GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A. Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; free. (310) 440-7300. Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome; thru Jan. 6. Edward Weston: Enduring Vision; thru Nov. 25. Recent History: Photographs of Luc Delahaye; thru Nov. 25. Please Be Seated: A Video Installation by Nicole Cohen; thru March 18. In Focus: The Nude; thru Feb. 23. Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art; thru Jan. 20. Related lecture, “The Guelph Treasure: From a Medieval Cathedral to Modern Museums,” by Art Institute of Chicago assistant curator Christina Nielsen, Sun., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. China on Paper: European and Chinese Works ? from the Late Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century; thru Feb. 10. The Decorated Letter; thru Jan. 27.