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.
GETTY VILLA, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free, resv. required. (310) 440-7300. Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome; thru Jan. 14.
HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd. Tues.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5, $3 seniors, students & ages 17 and under free. (310) 443-7000. Francis Alÿs: Politics of Rehearsal; thru Feb. 10. Hammer Projects: Terry Haggerty; thru Jan. 6. Extraordinary Exhibitions: Broadsides From the Collection of Ricky Jay; thru Nov. 25. Related lecture by Renny Pritikin, director of UC Davis’ Richard L. Nelson Gallery and The Fine Arts Collection, Tues., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Mon.-Tues. & Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $9, $5 seniors & students, under 17 free. (323) 857-6000. Japanese Painting: Calligraphy and Image; thru Feb. 19. Japanese Prints: Word/Poem/Picture; thru Feb. 19. SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and ’70s From LACMA’s Collection; thru March 30. NexGen Family Sundays Family fun day, themed “So L.A.,” featuring workshops, bilingual tours and other gallery activities, Sun., Nov. 18, 12:30-3:15 p.m. Highlights of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection of Spanish Colonial Art; thru Dec. 30. Dalí: Painting & Film; thru Jan. 6. Talk with L.A. artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 250 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn. Mon. & Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $8, $5 seniors & students, under 12 free. (213) 626-6222. Anywhere Out of This World: Postwar Works From the Permanent Collection; thru Jan. 21. Equinox: Permanent Collection Works From the 1960s and 1970s; thru Jan. 7. Cosima Von Bonin: Roger and Out; thru Jan. 7. Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure; thru Jan. 7.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA AT THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY), 152 N. Central Ave., dwntwn. Mon. & Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $8, $5 seniors & students, children under 12 free, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (213) 626-6222. Murakami; thru Feb. 11.
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $5, $3 seniors & students, under 12 free. (562) 437-1689. D + Lirium: Walter Goldfarb Mixed-media paintings by the Brazilian artist; thru May 18. An Evening with Peruvian Maestro Fernando de Szyszlo The Peruvian abstract painter lectures, Sat., Nov. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. Sundays @ MoLAA Take an “Introduction to Mythology in Art” workshop, then listen to live music by harpist Rico Valdez, Sun., Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $9, $6.50 seniors & students, $2 children 5-12, under 5 free. (213) 763-3466. Treasures From the Vault The museum’s Director’s Gallery, featuring such unique artifacts and specimens as Amelia Earhart’s diary and African elephant tusks, opens its doors to the public; thru Jan. 21. Family Fun Day: Los Angeles Transformations Tour the museum and take part in live animal presentations, Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. California History Hall Dioramas Tour the hall, which features 18 miniature dioramas, Sun., Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m.
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Wed.-Mon., noon-6 p.m.; $8, $4 seniors, students & under 18 free. (626) 449-6840. Alexei Jawlensky; thru Nov. 26. Tales of the Blue Lord; thru April 14. The Art of Collecting: Picasso’s Woman With a Book, 1932 A guided tour of this portrait of Picasso’s mistress and muse, Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA (FORMERLY THE MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO), 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills. Wed.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.; suggested contribution $10, $8 students & seniors, $5 under 14. $25. (310) 786-1000. Back in Circulation: A Lou Grant Reunion Star of the 1970s CBS drama series Ed Asner reunites with cast and crew, Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; $25. A Night in Hell’s Kitchen Cast and crew, including star Gordon Ramsey, discuss the cooking competition and reality show, Tues., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.; $25.
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. Tues.-Wed. & Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $10, $7 seniors, students & children over 12; $5 chidren 2-12; under 12 free. (310) 440-4500. Workshop on creating Thanksgiving-inspired art with Marcus Kuilland-Nazario, Sun., Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.
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