The Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard.
The Page Museum is located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.
Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.
Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin.
Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured.
Visit www.tarpits.org for more information.
LACMA — Through June 3rd
The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950
In the first major exhibition to explore the role of the American West in the development of modernism in the United States-a movement traditionally associated with the East Coast-the works of some of the most influential artists of the last century and a half will be highlighted.
Together, pieces from Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Jackson Pollock, and others challenge the notion that the art of the West is unrelated to modernism in the United States and demonstrate that the vast, rugged land of the West, in fact, left an indelible mark on modernism. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Modern West features approximately one hundred paintings, watercolors, and photographs that collectively redefine commonly held perceptions of modernism as well as western art.
LACMA’s Art for All program offers individuals with disabilities a variety of activities and services designed to make the museum more welcoming and accessible. Visitors with Visual Impairments: Gallery tours incorporating tactile experiences are offered in an audio-descriptive style.
Visitors with Hearing Impairments:
Tours with sign-language interpreters or with FM amplification systems are provided upon request (limited to 15 and 6 people, respectively).
www.lacma.org for more information.
The SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
Los Angeles, off the 405 Freeway at Skirball Ctr Dr, 2.5 miles south of the 101 Freeway. Accessible by Metro Rapid bus 761, visit www.metro.net for schedules.
All exhibitions are open to the public on Thursdays. Ruby Gallery exhibitions are always free to the public. Closed Tuesday, April 3, in observance of Passover.
For more information call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.skirball.org.
Thursday, April 5
view of the themes, slogans and images that were developed to help create a national identity during the nascent years of the state of Israel and to give visual expression to its ideals. The exhibit runs through July 8.
10:00 a.m. Toddler Time: All About Archaeology session begins. Children 30 months-3 years accompanied by an adult can uncover the past through archeology. Toddlers will go on a simulated archaeological dig, dress up as ancient Egyptians or Romans, create artifacts and delight in a wide range of activities, gallery explorations, singing and storytelling. Taught by staff educators and guest artists. Healthy, delicious snacks will be served.
7:30 p.m. White Bicycles, With Joe Boyd.Considered the American godfather of British folk rock, Joe Boyd is a legendary music producer known for his work with Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Eric Clapton and Nick Drake, among others. He was instrumental in Bob Dylan’s electric debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Boyd will be at the Skirball Center to discuss his acclaimed memoir White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s. A book signing follows the program. $5 general admission, free to members, member reservation required.
Sunday, April 8
Dig It! Archaeology Adventures family program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. allows children to experience the history of the ancient Near East hands-on at the Skirball’s simulated dig site. Free with museum admission, drop in anytime.
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
The Pasadena Museum is home to masterpieces of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as outstanding sculpture from India and Southeast Asia spanning 2,000 years. It is located on the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvds at the intersection of the 210 and 134 freeways. Parking is free. Open daily (except Tuesday) 12:00-6:00 p.m., Friday 12:00-9:00 p.m. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit www.nortonsimon.org for further information.
A Centennial Celebration: The Life of Norton Simon runs through December 2007
As part of the Museum’s year of celebration of the centennial of Norton Simon’s birth, a special exhibition space has been dedicated to Mr. Simon.
Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum: The Museum is pleased to also present a video by Sister Wendy Beckett, author of more than fifteen books and the host of numerous BBC television programs about art. As in her previous work, Sister Wendy brings the Museum’s collection alive with her knowledge, unique style of story telling and endearing wit. 1:15, 3:15, and 5:15 p.m. daily, additional show on Fridays at 7:15 p.m.