Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.).
Titi, Nunu, and Klembolo: Helena Modjeska’s Fairy Tale Book Exhibition of unbound pages from the recently restored original manuscript of a children’s book created by the 19th century Polish actress and former area resident. Also on display “Centennial Gifts: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection,” featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and original prints by noted California artists. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. Opens Sun.; ends May 27. Closed Wed. $5, $7; 12 and under, free. (949) 494-8971.
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary Features works by contemporary artists influenced by White’s depictions of black life. California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A. Starts Wed.; ends Aug. 25. Closed Mon. Free. (213) 744-7432.
Dispute Between the Tamarisk and the Date Palm Installations by artist Michael Rakowitz illuminate the Middle East’s past, present and future. REDCAT Gallery, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Starts Sat.; ends June 2. Closed Mon. Free. (213) 237-2800.
Silver Splendor: The Works of Anna Silver Four-plus-decade survey of the artist’s output features over 70 pieces including rare monoprints and recent works in glass. American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. Opens Sat.; ends Aug. 25. Closed Mon.-Tue. $5, $7; 12 and under, free. (909) 865-3146.