Southland Museums, Galleries to Join in ‘Day Without Art’

Hundreds of arts organizations and institutions nationwide are recognizing “A Day Without Art,” organized by Visual AIDS, a New York-based committee. Below is a partial list of Southern California museums, galleries, performance groups and arts organizations that plan to participate.


J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM(17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, (213) 459-7611, Ext. 334. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Art collector and historian Samuel Wagstaff Jr., who died of AIDS in 1987, will be commemorated with a portrait display of Wagstaff by Robert Mapplethorpe and two other photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron and Karl Moon. All proceeds from Wagstaff’s “A Book of Photographs” will go to local AIDS service organizations.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART(5905 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 857-6522. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Offers free admission and encourages donations to AIDS Project L.A. or other AIDS support groups.


MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART(250 S. Grand Ave., (213) 621-1748. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Offers free admission and encourages donations to AIDS Project Los Angeles.

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART(2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (213) 439-2119). A free “Memory Book Workshop,” led by artist-in-residence Sue Ann Robinson, will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Participants will learn to make their own blank books in which they may commemorate friends and family with drawings, poetry, photography or other personal effects. Reservations recommended.

SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART(2437 Main St., Santa Monica,(213) 399-0433. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Admission receipts will be donated to AIDS Project Los Angeles with funds specifically designated for care on the Westside and in Santa Monica.

SOUTHWEST MUSEUM(234 Museum Drive, Highland Park, (213) 221-2164. Open 11 a.m-5 p.m.). Brochures and flyers from local AIDS groups will be displayed.



USC FISHER GALLERY(823 Exposition Blvd., (213) 743-2799. Open noon-5 p.m.). Two painting/collages on display by artist Dennis Hilger, former director of the USC continuing education program for the visual arts who died of AIDS.

USC ATELIER GALLERY(255 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, (213) 394-7373). Closed in observance of “A Day Without Art.”

UCLA WIGHT ART GALLERY(1100 Dickson Art Center, UCLA, (213) 825-5517. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). “Video Against AIDS”: About 20 works in six hours of continuous programming dealing with topics such as AIDS and women, discrimination, mourning and activism.

CALARTS(24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, (805) 253-7832 or (818) 367-5507). “Test Lunch,” a free daylong program promoting information on HIV testing for students and faculty of CalArts.

OTIS/PARSONS ART INSTITUTE(2401 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 251-0522). A listing will be posted of about 25 artists, designers and other members of the arts community who have been lost to AIDS.

CAL STATE LONG BEACH ART MUSEUM(1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (213) 985-5761). Closed.

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE WEINGART GALLERY(1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock, (213) 259-2749. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.). The gallery will extend its current exhibition, which includes prints from graphic artist Masami Teraoka’s “AIDS Series,” through Monday.



NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM(850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, (714) 759-1122. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Free admission, but visitors may contribute to a local AIDS support groups. From 2-3 p.m., representatives from the Orange County AIDS Services Foundation will explore “various attitudes toward death” in American culture. At 3 p.m., Los Angeles-based performance artist Tim Miller will perform.

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM(307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, (714) 494-6531.) A local Red Cross representative will answer questions about AIDS from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER(301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6545). GreenHouse, a folk-rock group, will perform at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the $3 concert will benefit the local Red Cross. The center also will dim one of its gallery’s lights and will stage a play about AIDS for area school children by the Santa Ana-based STOP-GAP theater troupe. THE LJB GALLERY(359 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach (714) 720-0133. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Ten percent of the day’s sales donated to an Orange County AIDS research organization. Currently exhibiting works by Jim Ganzer, Ned Evans and John Stokesbary.


MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY(4804 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (213) 485-4581) Open 12:30-5 p.m. In the administrative offices, artworks will be turned to face the walls.

LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS(1804 Industrial St., Los Angeles, (213) 624-5650). Closed Friday. Regular programming Saturday with Karen Finley’s “The Theory of Total Blame” at 8 p.m.

ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS(145 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, (818) 792-5101). Closed.


THE WOMAN’S BUILDING(1727 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213) 221-6161). Closed to the public but visual artist Nancy Ann Jones will create an installation in the entranceway featuring an altar-like display with pencils and paper for individuals to submit the names of friends with AIDS. Those names will be burned in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

HIGHWAYS(1651 18th St., Santa Monica, (213) 453-1755 or 453-3711). Closed during the day (co-director Tim Miller performs at Newport Harbor Art Museum). A moment of silence will be observed before the 8:30 p.m. dance performance by Karen Goodman. Audience members will be encouraged to add the names of friends who have died of AIDS to memorial drawings on the gallery floor. $10.


The following galleries will remain open but will participate in the “Day Without Art”:

DOROTHY GOLDEEN GALLERY(1547 9th St., Santa Monica, (213) 395-0222. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). A $3 donation to AIDS Project Los Angeles will be requested.

FAHEY/KLEIN GALLERY(148 N. La Brea Ave., L.A., (213) 934-2250). 10 a.m-6 p.m.). A donation box will be set up for contributions to local AIDS support groups.

MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY(812 N. Robertson Blvd. and 817 N. Hilldale Ave. (213) 273-0603. 11 a.m-5 p.m.). Gallery lights will be dimmed and windows covered with Visual AIDS posters.

MARILYN BUTLER GALLERY(910 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (213) 394-5155. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Gallery lights will be dimmed.

The following galleries will close in recognition of “A Day Without Art.” JAMES CORCORAN GALLERY(1327 5th St., Santa Monica, (213) 451-4666.) Windows will be blocked with Visual AIDS posters. One work by painter Nicholas Wilder, who died of AIDS last year, can be viewed in the window.

PENCE GALLERY(908 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (213) 393-0069). Windows will be darkened, leaving one focal point into the gallery, a painting by Nicholas Wilder.

BURNETT MILLER GALLERY(964 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. (213) 874-4757). Will reopen 7-9 p.m. for opening of Leon Golub exhibition.

RICHARD/BENNETT GALLERY(830 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. (213) 962-8006). Will re-open 7-9 p.m. for opening of “Modern Objects” exhibition.

FRED HOFFMAN GALLERY(912 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (213) 394-4199).

JAN KESNER GALLERY(164 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. (213) 938-6834).

KRYGIER LANDAU CONTEMPORAL ART(2114 Broadway, Santa Monica, (213) 453-0086).

MEYERS/BLOOM GALLERY(2112 Broadway, Santa Monica, (213) 829-0062).

RICHARD KUHLENSCHMIDTGALLERY (1634 17th St., Santa Monica, (213) 450-2010).

ROY BOYD GALLERY(1547 10th St., Santa Monica, (213) 394-1210).

SHOSANA WAYNE GALLERY(1454 5th St., Santa Monica, (213) 451-3733).

TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY(7321 Beverly Blvd., Wilshire Center, (213) 933-5523).


LA JOLLA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART(700 Prospect St., La Jolla, (619) 454-3541). Offers free admission from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Continuous showings of films on AIDS including a segment on “AIDS and the Arts” and “We Bring a Quilt.” Donations suggested to a local AIDS support groups. Videos of the works of San Diego playwright Philip Dimitri Galas.

MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS(1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, (619) 239-5262, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Admission donated to San Diego AIDS Assistance fund.


SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART(130 State St., Santa Barbara, (805) 963-4364). Continuous screening of four AIDS documentaries, “All Involved Here Need Support,” “AIDS the Movie,” “Everything You Need to Know About AIDS,” (in English and Spanish) and “It Starts With an A,” from 11 a.m-5 p.m. County Health Department representatives to answer questions. Contributions for admission will be donated to AIDS research.

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ARTS FORUM(7 W. De la Guerra, Santa Barbara, (805) 966-5373). Video artist Wendy Clark will create a Santa Barbara version of “Love Tapes” on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1112 State St. Tapes will be broadcast on local cable KCTV Sunday. Admission free.