13th Annual Museums Free-for-All


Get a complimentary pass to just about any museum in SoCal on January 28. More than 30 institutions—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history and science—open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge. Why not spend the entire day museum hopping across LA? It is one of several free-visit days offered during the year. To get a list of participating organizations as well as a calendar of all the free visit days in 2018, check out socalmuseums.org.

Going On Now

Hammer Project: Sam Falls

LA-based artist Sam Falls fills the lobby walls of the Hammer with lush landscape paintings made of California flora, from the ocean to the desert. Through April 29. ucla.edu

Michelangelo to Degas

View drawings by Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Goya, Degas and other masters—all recently obtained by the Getty in one of the most spectacular acquisitions in its history. Through April 22. getty.edu

The Feminine Sublime

An unconventional narrative of the sublime in painting with a unique feminist perspective. Through June 3. pmcaonline.org

Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields

View the work of artisans from the Central African country including beadwork, textiles, embroideries and carvings. Through April 15; Fowler Museum. ucla.edu




Stephen Schwartz and Friends

Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz hosts an evening of conversation and music with composers, lyricists and artists. thewallis.org


Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

Features some of the artist’s most iconic and significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Through May 13. thebroad.org

Masters of the American West

This art exhibition and sale features paintings and sculpture by 70 artists. Through March 25. theautry.org


Celebrating James Baldwin

Readings and discussion focused on the life and legacy of the writer/activist. Actress Alfre Woodard hosts. skirball.org

16 & 17

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

A mariachi opera about three generations of two families. valleyperformingartscenter.org


Paper Promises: Early American Photography

Rare 19th century paper negatives and photographs including portraits of some of the country’s most notable political figures, as well as images from the Civil War. Through May 27. getty.edu