The Agenda: Treasures of the Tamayo, Student Showcases, and More


It’s last call to enjoy Mark di Suvero’s monumentally scaled sculptures that grace Crissy Field in San Francisco. The yearlong SFMOMA exhibition comes to a close on Monday, May 26. Born from five decades of work by di Suvero, the poignant steel sculptures reframe the city’s iconic landscape in different ways, so bring a camera to snap away. Get more of an in-depth look when you take the final docent tours this weekend (Fri, Sat, and Sun, 10:30 a.m., meet at the Warming Hut at Crissy Field’s west end). 

Treasures of the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City opened at MCASD last weekend. Rufino Tamayo donated his own creative as well as the work of other late-modernist Mexican artists to open what has become one of Mexico’s champion museums of modern art. The exhibition features paintings by Tamayo, work from the artist’s collection, and items by contemporary artists the museum has acquired since his death. Through Aug 31, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. La Jolla.

Rufino Tamayo Retrato de Olga, 1964 oil on canvas Collection Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City. © Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Want to see the best in up-and-coming talent? Prepare to be impressed as the California College of the Arts showcases its graduate thesis exhibitions in architecture, design, sculpture, painting, photography and more all this week. Check the website for more details. 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily through Sat., May 24.

Boyle Heights is the next destination in a series of urban hikes exploring “forgotten” regions of Los Angeles. Put on by the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles, this week’s neighborhood tour is currently sold out, but it’s worthwhile to put the next one, Historic Broadway, on your calendar for June 22. Purchase tickets to one tour or multiple tours here. $20, tours start at 11 a.m.

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