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Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930–1947
Jan. 19–April 15, 2013
Maurice Merlin studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1929 to 1931 addressing the social tensions that faced the city and the nation during the 1930s with images of strikes, unemployed workers, and Detroit’s African American community. This exhibition includes work of fellow Detroit-based artists with paintings, posters, and watercolors on loan from collections in Los Angeles and Detroit, and is the first museum exhibition devoted primarily to Merlin’s career.
Jan. 25–26 (Fri.–Sat.)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Organized in partnership with a research project at the University of Cambridge and the National Maritime Museum on the history of the British Board of Longitude, this conference will place the work of the board on navigation and voyages of scientific exploration in wider and international context. Papers will consider the methods, techniques, and interests of oceanic travel and position-finding in a period of dramatic economic, political, and social crisis. $25. View program and registration, or call 626-405-3432 or email@example.com.
Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow
Nov. 10, 2012-March 11, 2013
In a dramatic departure from tradition, The Huntington presents the first exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture to be displayed inside the Huntington Art Gallery, showcasing the work of Los Angeles–based artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow.