Here is a list of museum shows in L.A. for Dec. 1-8:
Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics Works on paper by the celebrated graphic artist known for her depictions of war, poverty and injustice. The Getty Center, N. Sepulveda Blvd. & Getty Center Drive, L.A. Starts Tue.; ends March 29. Closed Mon. Free. (310) 440-7300. getty.edu
Americans love Christmas ornaments. The latest trends in tree trimming: Weird, unique and offbeat decorations.
Back at the Ahmanson, the transformation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet into a gay romance still electrifies with heartfelt drama and spectacular dancing.
What to do in L.A.: Flea, power pop and more book events this week
A black-and-white palette assumes a surprising function in Shirin Neshat’s photographs and films, now on view in DTLA.
Walk, Don’t Run: 60 Years of the Ventures Salute to the influential rock band includes musical instruments, photos, vinyl records and more. The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown L.A. Starts Sat.; ends Aug. 3. Closed Tue. $13, $15; 5 and under, free. (213) 765-6800. grammymuseum.org
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World Installations, assemblages, sculptures and works on paper by the Indian-born, London-bred artist. Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Westwood. Starts next Sun.; ends May 31. Closed Mon.-Tue. Free. (310) 825-4361. fowler.ucla.edu