State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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State of The Art is 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.

Joaquin Torres García, David Alfaro Siquieros, Intersections and more – MOLAA

As a veritable Latino American art museum, the Museum of Latin American boasts tons of fantastic pieces in its permanent collection. So why not show them off? Head over the museum this Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m. for the opening of not one, not two, but three shows displaying fantastic works from the permanent collection.

With ‘80s music playing, the locale will unveil “Intersections,” which focuses on legendary artists David Alfaro Siquieros and Joaquin Toress García, “Mixtape” which highlights drawing and “The Voyeur” which turns up the escandalo with erotic and nude pieces. Non-members are free but members must pay ten dollars for admission – that includes complimentary drinks, a cash bar and the El Burger Luchador food truck. Sounds like the quite the art party to us.

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


Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art – Vincent Price Art Museum

Nowadays, art can truly be about anything and everything. But about using art as an expression of more complicated, human beliefs? “Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art” takes a look at the merging between art and spirituality, between creative expression and personal beliefs. Artists like Adrian De La Peña, Linda Stark and Eve Wood transform the gallery space into a space to explore the spiritual; head to the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday, February 9 at 5 p.m. for the opening reception of this mystical, thought-provoking show. Mark March 9 on your calendar for special performance relating to the exhibition.

Vincent Price Art Museum
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 265-8841


Make ‘Em All Mexican – George Lawson Gallery

Pretty much what it sounds like. Artist Linda Vallejo takes recognizable figures – from pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe to the revered art historical Venus by Boticelli – and familiar types like a ballerina and pilgrims and makes their skin tan and sometimes tattooed. All figurines come to life through plaster, porcelain, gold leaf and more, and tackle the intersection of Mexican and American culture in entertaining and thought-provoking ways. Head to the opening reception Saturday, February 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. – it’s probably one of the only shows where you can spot a a tan reclining Venus with la Virgen de Guadalupe tattooed on her back.

George Lawson Gallery
8564 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-6900