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Wednesday, July 27

Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Though his reputation was eclipsed in the early twentieth century with the triumph of Impressionism, Théodore Rousseau (1812–1867) was one of the giants of French landscape in the second half of the nineteenth century, and his work was avidly collected for staggering sums across Europe and North America. Bringing together about seventy-five paintings and drawings, this international loan exhibition explores the astonishing technical and stylistic variety of his work, revealing him to be one of the most exciting, experimental, and affecting artists of his day.

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LUNCHTIME ART TALKS:Wadada Leo Smith

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk on Made in L.A. 2016 artist Wadada Leo Smith will be led by MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant.

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"Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life"

The Broad Art Center, EDA

240 Charles E Young Drive #2275, 240 Charles E Young Drive #2275, 0

12:45pm

Cindy Sherman has long been a master at turning simple childhood games of dress-up and role play into her own distinctive, wittily subversive brand of fine art. The New York photographer serves as both her own muse and model in the aptly titled, career-spanning retrospective, “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life,” her first major museum exhibition locally in nearly two decades. From her early series of photos that alternate between portraits of the artist as a vapid Hollywood starlet and a mundanely sensual housewife to her more recent formalized parodies of classical European paintings, Sherman remains a curiously deadpan, chameleonic presence as she slyly satirizes fashion, the media, film and modern art.

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THE AMERICAN FRIEND/ THE STORY OF A CHEAT (LA ROMAN DUN TRICHEUR)

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

THE AMERICAN FRIEND, 1977, Janus Films, 125 min. Crime Drama. Dir. Wim Wenders. When mild-mannered frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) learns he is dying, his art-smuggling friend Ripley (Dennis Hopper) comes up with a diabolical idea: Jonathan should become a mob hit man in order to make money for his estate. Working from Patricia Highsmiths novel RIPLEYS GAME, Wim Wenders creates one of his finest films, a noir set in an urban milieu where morality seems to be crumbling away before the characters very eyes. With Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller. In German with English subtitles. THE STORY OF A CHEAT (LA ROMAN DUN TRICHEUR), 1936, Janus Films, 81 min. Comedy. Writer-director Sacha Guitry also stars in this witty and unusual comedy, playing a man who learns from an early age that honesty is not always the best policy. In a device reused in KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, this scoundrel revisits his life with voiceover narration as he writes his memoirs, covering his career as a jewel thief, cardsharp and would-be assassin of Czar Nicholas II.

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