The week ahead at SoCal museums, July 29-Aug. 5: ’69: Déjà Vu’ at Pacific Design Center and more

MOCA Pacific Design Center spotlights an unconventional clothing company in the new exhibition “69: Déjà Vu.”

Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.).


The Psychedelic Art of the Summer of Love Salon-style exhibit presented by the Grammy Museum features 17 original 1960s-era posters created by notable artists of the day. Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Now open; ends Sept. 30. Free. (213) 765-6800.

69: Déjà Vu Survey of the groundbreaking clothing brand 69’s unconventional, denim-centric offerings from 2011 to the present and beyond. MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Opens Sat.; ends Oct. 28. Closed Mon. Free. (310) 289-5223.

Critics’ Choices

Shinique Smith: Refuge Smith works across media, typically in combinations of painting, sculpture, collage and installation. Fabric is the constant throughout, and much of the material she uses has already played a role in the world, sheltering or adorning a body. Here, the memory of its prior purpose merges with the promise, mostly metaphorical, of a new function, in support of this stirring show’s assertion that acts of nurture and nationhood, art and humanity are profoundly linked. (L.O.) California African American Museum, 600 State St., Exposition Park, L.A. Ends Sept. 9. Closed Mon. Free. (213) 744-7432.