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The L.A. Art Show reinvents itself again — with help from major museums

The L.A. Art Show reinvents itself again — with help from major museums

Every few years in January, as if on the heels of a fresh set of New Year’s resolutions, the L.A. Art Show tweaks its identity, unfurling across the Los Angeles Convention Center with renewed gusto and a slightly revised mission.

When it debuted in 1995 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium featuring just 14 U.S. galleries, the event focused on historic American and European work. As the L.A. contemporary art scene began to swell, the show, too, became decidedly more contemporary, more international and bigger. This year the show will host more than 100 galleries from 18 countries, and it expects about 70,000 visitors.

But not without reinvention — again....

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