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Datebook: Marciano Art Foundation debuts, Betye Saar's washboards, Edgar Arceneaux's inauguration-themed play

Datebook: Marciano Art Foundation debuts, Betye Saar's washboards, Edgar Arceneaux's inauguration-themed play

A new museum features the hallucinatory installations of Jim Shaw. Betye Saar shows her washboard assemblages at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. And Edgar Arceneaux premieres a work of theater inspired by a controversial presidential inauguration in Los Angeles. Here are seven exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week.

Jim Shaw, “The Wig Museum,” at Marciano Art Foundation. Shaw is a Los Angeles artist who has long been obsessed with marginal religious movements and secretive social orders. Which makes him the perfect artist to take over the cavernous...

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