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Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen objects made from wood, gold, beads, stone and silver look at the topic of astronomy in African art, from the exploration of celestial forms (literally, stars) to the ways in which phenomena such as lightning and thunder can serve as points of inspiration and contemplation. Works run the gamut, including ancient Egyptian artifacts, Yoruba instruments and a 2009 work of animation by Karel Nel that explores the sensation of moving through time and...

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