Museums in L.A. this week: A Julie Mehretu survey at LACMA and more

"Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation" by Julie Mehretu
Julie Mehretu’s 2001 painting “Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation” is among the pieces on display in a survey of the artist’s works at LACMA.
(Erma Estwick)

Here is a list of new museum shows in L.A. for Nov. 3-10:

Julie Mehretu Midcareer survey of the Ethiopian-born artist features abstract paintings and works on paper. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Starts Sun.; ends May 17. Closed Wed. $10-$25; 17 and under, free. (323) 857-6010.

Judy Glickman Lauder: Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception Exhibition of photographs chronicles the rescue of Danish Jews by both the government and ordinary citizens during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, L.A. Starts Mon.; ends Jan. 5. Open seven days. Free. (323) 651-3704.

Art & Nature Seventh annual multidisciplinary public art event celebrates art’s engagement with the natural world and includes “360° Azimuth,” a new large-scale installation by Yorgo Alexopoulos (on view until Jan. 5). Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. Starts Thu.; ends next Sun. Closed Wed. $5, $7; 17 and under, free. (949) 494-8971.


American Indian Arts Marketplace Native American arts fair features works for sale including sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, etc. Autry Museum of the American West, Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6-$15; under 3, active military, veterans: free. (323) 667-2000.

Beside the Edge of the World Exhibition inspired by Thomas More’s classic 16th-century satire “Utopia” features works by contemporary artists and writers. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Starts Sat.; ends Feb. 24. Closed Tue. $13-$29; under 4, free. (626) 405-2100.

Do Ho Suh: 348 West 22nd Street Fabric-based installation re-creates the artist’s former New York City apartment. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Starts next Sun.; ongoing. Closed Wed. $10-$25; 17 and under, free. (323) 857-6010.


The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain Works by female artists from Eastern Europe touch on mythological archetypes. The Wende Museum at the Armory, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Starts next Sun.; ends April 5. Free. (310) 216-1600.