Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.).
Mad World The unsettling state of contemporary life is explored using works from the museum’s permanent collection. Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Opens Thu. Closed Sun.-Tue. Free; advance reservations required. (424) 204-7555.
The Get Animated Invasion Pop-up exhibit co-presented by Warner Bros. celebrates music from such classic cartoons and animated films as “Looney Tunes,” “Animaniacs,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Space Jam.” The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. Opens Sat.; ends Sept. 9. $10.95-$12.95; 5 and under, free. (213) 765-6800.
Shinique Smith: Refuge Smith works across media, typically in combinations of painting, sculpture, collage and installation. Fabric is the constant throughout, and much of the material she uses has already played a role in the world, sheltering or adorning a body. Here, the memory of its prior purpose merges with the promise, mostly metaphorical, of a new function, in support of this stirring show’s assertion that acts of nurture and nationhood, art and humanity are profoundly linked. (L.O.) California African American Museum, 600 State St., Exposition Park, L.A. Ends Sept. 9. Closed Mon. Free. (213) 744-7432.