Please note that all calendar information is provided to us by presenting institutions and can be subject to change or cancellation.
Retro Holiday Slide Show: Ongoing; begins Friday, November 26
Charles Phoenix, an obsessive collector of cast-off family slides of Americana, presents a season of holiday shows at the Egyptian Theater, showing how we "decorated, dressed up, dined, drank and smoked during the holidays in the 40's through the 70's."
Showdown!: through December 5
In partnership with Sundown Salon, the MAK Center takes on the world of fashion design at the Schindler House. The 11-week extravaganza, which features runway shows, performance events, exhibition, residencies and an on-line auction, promises a radical rethinking of fashion and its place in our culture. MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N Kings Rd in West Hollywood. For more info, call 323-651-1510.
Celebrating Nature: through December 24
This exhibition celebrating the wonder of nature presents the craft traditions and contemporary expressions of 90 artists (including 30 from Southern California) working in wood, clay, metal, stones and fibers. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. For more information, call 323-937-4230.
George Nakashima: Nature, Form & Spirit: through January 2, 2005
The largest exhibition of Nakashima's work since his death in 1990 presents over 50 pieces, including tables, chairs, benches, lamps and cabinets, spanning his entire four-decade career. Japanese American National Museum, 369 E 1st St in the historic Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. For more information, call 213-625-0414.
34 Los Angeles Architects: through February 22, 2005
The museum of architecture and design closes out the year with a unique window into how 34 LA architects designing in the Modernist approach their work. Participating firms include Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects; Pugh + Scarpa; Steven Ehrlich Architects; John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects; Marmol Radziner and Associates; William Adams Architects; Chu & Gooding; David Lawrence Gray Architects; SPF: architects; Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates; TurnerMeis & Associates; Mark Mack; Barton Myers Associates; Richard Meier Partners; Studio Works Architects; Perkins & Will; Neil M. Denari Architects; Shubin + Donaldson; Randall Stout Architects; Clive Wilkinson Architects; Jeffrey Daniels Architects; Michael Maltzan Architects; Angelil Graham Pfenninger Scholl Architecture; Frederick Fisher & Partners Architects; Cannon Design; Koning Eizenberg Architecture; Greg Lynn Form; Moore Ruble Yudell; Escher GuneWardena; Central Office of Architecture; Rios Clementi Hale Studios; George Yu Architects; Predock Frane.
8560 W Sunset Blvd, Ground Floor
10am - 6pm, Mon-Sat Noon- 6pm, Sunday
Bot-nica Los Angeles: through February, 2005
An exploration of Latino popular religious art in the City of Angels, featuring the spirit-based religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, as reflected in bot-nicas, stores that sell religious imagery, and the home altars created by such practitioners. Admission is free, but parking on the UCLA campus is $7
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Links to other institutions offering public events in design and architecture: ArtCenter College of Design CalArts, California Institute of the Arts FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Otis College of Art and Design SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture UCLA School of Art and Architecture USC School of Architecture