Arts Preview: Art exhibits featuring Marilyn Minter, Roman mosaics and Agnes Martin highlight the spring

Artist Paul McCarthy

Artist Paul McCarthy

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Times art critic Christopher’s Knight’s list of spring exhibition highlights, compiled by Grace Krilanovich.


Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA

Selections from the permanent collection includes works by Catherine Opie, Cady Noland, Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy.


Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends July 11. (213) 626-6222.


Roman Mosaics Across the Empire

An exhibition presenting the artistry of mosaics and the contexts of their discovery from Italy to North Africa and beyond.

Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Ends Sept. 12. (310) 440-7300.


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The works of 30 artists from Germany and North America are brought together to highlight connections in practices across continents.

Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Ends May 28. (310) 618-6388.


Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

More than 25 works made between 1976 and 2013 by the artist best known for lush, oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes.

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. except until 8 p.m. Fri. Ends Aug. 2. (949) 759-1122.


Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

A reexamination of the idea that fashion is a female pursuit.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tue. and Thu., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 21. (323) 857-6010.


Agnes Martin

Billed as the first retrospective of the artist’s work since 1994, the exhibition will cover the breadth of her practice, including the grids for which she is best known.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tue. and Thu., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Sept. 11. (323) 857-6010.


Art of the Austronesians: The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging

The show, featuring nearly 200 words, is billed as the first major exhibition in the United States to examine this segment of visual arts.

Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, L.A. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. except until 8 p.m. Thu. Ends Aug. 28. (310) 825-4361.


Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only

The Hammer Museum’s third biennial will include fashion, literature, music, film and performance, curated by the museum’s Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker of the Renaissance Society in Chicago.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Open-ended. (310) 443-7000.


Theatrical works to see: From ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ to John Leguizamo to ‘Shakespeare 400’

Classical works from Montreal, New York and L.A. orchestras, plus cello and Ojai festivals, are in the mix

Broadway comes to the Southland in touring shows for ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘Kinky Boots’ and more