• Future Aleppo

    May 23–August 18, 2017

    This summer, visit Future Aleppo at the Skirball—an installation about the human capacity for resilience, hope, and perseverance in times of darkness. A four-by-four-foot model, Future Aleppo was created by a young Syrian boy and aspiring architect named Mohammed Qutaish while living through the indiscriminately violent war in Aleppo. Between 2012 and 2015, as he witnessed his beloved city being demolished, Qutaish crafted his vision for the future of Aleppo using paper, wood, colored pencils, and glue.

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  • Jean Charlot, Massacre in the Main Temple

    Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner's Mexico

    September 14, 2017–February 25, 2018

    Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico offers a new perspective on the art and visual culture of Mexico and its relationship to the United States as seen through the life and work of the Mexican-born, American Jewish writer Anita Brenner (1905–1974). Brenner was an integral part of the circle of Mexican modernists in the 1920s and played an important role in promoting and translating Mexican art, culture, and history for audiences in the United States.

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  • Ken Gonzales-Day, “Danny,” mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, 2016

    Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day

    Murals, Signs, and Mark‐Making in LA

    October 6, 2017–February 25, 2018

    For this original exhibition, the Skirball has commissioned Los Angeles–based artist Ken Gonzales-Day to create a new body of photographic work examining the mural landscape of LA—from East LA to Venice Beach, from Pacoima to South LA. Featuring over 100 photographs, Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark‐Making in LA considers what the city’s walls reveal about the many different communities that live here.

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  • Notorious RGB

    Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Opening October 2018

    Based upon the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an original exhibition created in partnership with the book’s co-authors: journalist Irin Carmon, a national reporter at MSNBC, and attorney Shana Knizhnik, who founded the popular Tumblr that earned Ginsburg Internet fame (and amused the Justice herself).

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