Past Exhibitions


PAST EXHIBITION

April 7–September 8, 2013

In April 1994, after years of protest, oppression, and dissent, the eyes of the world were on South Africa and its first free elections. Would some sixteen million people voting for the first time select the African National Congress as the ruling party...


PAST EXHIBITION

March 10–July 14, 2013

"An instructive lesson in how these festive relics od dress and people's memories of the past manage to survive, continuing to impart meaning and dignity."...


PAST EXHIBITION

April 7–July 7, 2013

Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, passionately pursued his mission to tell the world what it was like to be black under apartheid. With imaginative daring, courage and compassion, he portrayed the lives of...


PAST EXHIBITION

December 2, 2012–March 31, 2013

Under the brutal Khmer Rouge rule from 1975–79, Cambodia’s cities were systematically emptied of their population, commercial activity ground to a halt, and even the use of currency was prohibited. This genocidal reign was finally...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 21, 2012–March 10, 2013

Since ancient times, Iran has been a mosaic of ethnicities, religions, cultures, and languages. Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews tells the rich and complex history of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities,...


PAST EXHIBITION

September 16, 2012–January 20, 2013

"One of the most original and powerful shows of a strong fall season in Los Angeles."
William Poundstone, ArtInfo

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PAST EXHIBITION

July 1–November 28, 2012

This installation offers an intimate look at how animal figures are imaginatively crafted drawing on selected family and regional traditions in Mexico. Ranging from familiar wildlife and domesticated species engaged in eccentric activities to wondrously...


PAST EXHIBITION

April 22–October 14, 2012

Founded in 1729 by the fortieth King of Derge, Tenba Tsering (1678–1739), the Derge Parkhang (also called the Derge Sutra Printing House) is one of the foremost cultural, religious and historical institutions in Tibet. Today the Parkhang prints...


PAST EXHIBITION

April 1–August 26, 2012

Second Skins juxtaposes two separate traditions of fabricating vibrantly graphic clothing from the inner bark of trees: one shared by diverse peoples who live in and around the Ituri rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the...


PAST EXHIBITION

February 26–July 29, 2012

From 1971 to 1994, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating monumental pieces that would become some of the artist’s most iconic works. Working first in Kabul in the...