Event Description Time / Location
4/10 - 7/28 Mike Kelley

A hugely influential artist, Mike Kelley’s work mines American pop culture and sets it in relation to self-examination. Over 35 years, he worked in every medium imaginable. This is the largest exhibition of Kelley’s work to date, comprised of over 250 works from 1974 through 2012, and it takes up the entirety of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as well as a gallery at MOCA Grand Avenue. moca.org

see website for details, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
5/13 - 10/12 Fallen Fruit of the Skirball

This is the latest exhibition in many local artists’ ongoing series of community-based projects using fruit as a medium to explore social engagement. The exhibit will feature a “commitment document” co-authored by Fallen Fruit and the public and inspired by an illustrated 17th century ketubbah (Jewish marriage contract) in the Skirball’s museum collection. Through Oct. 12. skirball.org

see website, Skirball Cultural Center
5/29 - 1/4 Pompeii: The Exhibition

This new exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. californasciencecenter.org

see website, California Science Center
6/29 - 7/26 ROMEO AND JULIET

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles returns to The Japanese Garden on the grounds of the VA West L.A. Healthcare Center campus for the third consecutive summer with this Los Angeles-centric summer production of Shakespeare. The setting of this particular production speaks to present-day Angelenos, working with veterans and uses theatre as a tool for personal and community transformation. Through July 26. shakespearecenter.org

see website, VA West L.A. Healthcare Center
6/29 - 7/27 Othello

Two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood portrays the title role of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, the first show of the theatre’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. With this production, Barry Edelstein makes his outdoor directorial debut. theoldglobe.org 

see website, Old Globe Theatre
7/16 - 8/23 Work In Progress: An Exhibit Of Life Drawings

The L.A. LGBT Center’s Learning Curve Adult Education program has presented a life drawing course for more than a decade. Now comes a special exhibition anchored by magnificent male nude drawings by philanthropist and gay artist John Burton Harter. Through Aug. 23. lalgbtcenter.org

see website, Advocate & Gochis Galleries