Exhibitions at the Skirball
On view now through August 18, 2013
Enter the fantastic world of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman in this first major museum exhibition of his life and work. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open explores the influences of Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art.
Watch this YouTube video for an in-depth look at Gary Baseman’s art process:
A Project by Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger
On view now through September 1
Experience the site-specific mural created by Berlin-based artists Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger as a result of their two-week residency at the Skirball. The large-scale wall painting, located in the Ruby Gallery, is based on the artists’ exploration of expressions and experiences of welcoming across the diverse Skirball community.
Climb aboard a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark filled to the rafters with whimsical, life-sized animals made of upcycled, repurposed materials. Noah’s Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take an interactive journey together, weathering a storm and caring for one another.
Featuring changing displays of works from the Skirball’s permanent collection, this exhibition traces the history, accomplishments, and values of the Jewish people over 4,000 years.