LA: Three Can’t-Miss Latino Art Exhibits This Week

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Image: Paul Whitehead, “Chemical Weapons?” on sale at Hive Gallery

Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Tour da Arts, Vol 6 — Santa Monica Museum of Art

Take a break from your car this weekend and bike around Santa Monica for this unique event. The Santa Monica Museum of Art is hosting an artsy bike ride that will include a special performance, delish snacks and giveaways. This is the sixth annual bike tour and it will go from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 24th. Prepare for an interactive dance-along (with snacks courtesy of Whole Foods and Clif Bar) led by artist-composer Anna Oxygen. A few stops later, the tour will convene at the museum again for a raffle with goodies from Linus Bikes, Lucy sportswear and more. A great way to get a workout in and enjoy LA’s quirky cultural offerings.

Santa Monica Museum of Art
Bergamot Station G1
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 586-6488

Craft Club — MOLAA

Unlike Fight Club, you can definitely talk about what happens in Craft Club (we think). And that might include bragging to friends about your newfound artistic talent. Bring a ‘found book’ to MOLAA on Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m. for a unique workshop that will let you experiment with collage. Led by instructor Carmen Vargas, the workshop will take inspiration from Roberto Fabelo’s altered anatomy books; he draws on the surface of the books’ pages to create his own strange and hybrid creatures. The workshop is limited to 30 people and is $15 for non-members and $10 for members (including materials). In no time you’ll want to start your own craft club.

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689


Made in LA Tours – Hammer Museum

It’s the last couple of weeks of the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA show so if you haven’t stopped by, we recommend checking it out this week. The group show displays talented artists from the LA area with some seriously interesting work. Among the roster of emerging artists, we previously mentioned the art of Juan Capistran who creates work about themes like growing up in a violent neighborhood. His conceptual art also makes cultural references to other elements like music. Before Made in LA closes on September 7, the museum will continue offering free tours. The tours take place Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. This Thursday, August 21 is a good chance to experience the art with the guidance of people who know the show well.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000