(JULY 3) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.
4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807
6:30pm to 9:30pm
The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.
315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745
Kick off your 4th of July celebration with a visit to the museums annual patriotic party with all day activities like printing your own Declaration of Independence on an authentic Colonial printing press, create your historical quotes and graphics of the time, mini-tours of the wonderful collection of operating antique printing presses and visit with Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams in *"The Confounding Brothers A fun-fact filled playlet on how these ingenious men created this country! with a Q & A after each performance Performances are at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm in the Museums Heritage Theatre (Play is suitable for 5th grade & up and reservations are advised due to limited seating in the Theatre!)
Explore the Getty’s collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet at the Information Desk.
Photographs of animals have circulated since the early history of the medium, initially focusing on those that were tame, captive, or dead. Advancements in camera and film technologies enabled precise recordings of beasts in motion and, eventually, in their natural habitats. Spanning the history of photography, this exhibition examines the expanding tradition of animal representation through the works of artists such as Adolphe Braun, Lisette Model, Horatio Ross, Taryn Simon, Sandy Skoglund, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others.
The Museum's acquisition from the Oppenländer collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass is the focus of this exhibition. Remarkable for their high quality and chronological breadth, the roughly 180 works on view are accompanied by videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.