ELEMENTAL | Marking Time

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August 14 – December 3, 2017 For some art media and techniques, time is an essential component. There are time-based art forms such as performance, images moving in film or digital, and music that act only through an unfolding. As we engage with these artworks, time is being marked off much in the same way …

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Portraits of the Garden 2: BLOOM!

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MARCH 4 — MAY 28, 2017 Following the success of Portraits of the Garden, Portraits of the Garden 2: BLOOM! will be an exhibition of artwork in celebration of the flower. Beyond its magnetic beauty, of course, the flower is one of nature’s miracle mechanisms. We’re counting on BLOOM! to fill the Sturt Haaga Gallery with a …

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Sharing Culture | Creating Community

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OCTOBER 15, 2016 — JANUARY 29, 2017 From its inception more than 50 years ago, the Japanese Garden has brought together people from different backgrounds and cultures and offered them a new, intimate, and soul-nourishing experience with nature, as uniquely interpreted through the garden language of Japan. This exhibition explores how a garden happens; how …

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Oasis

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September 13-December 2015 Descanso Gardens is frequently described as an “oasis.” This exhibition explored through artists’ eyes and sensibilities the many meanings and connotations of “oasis” — refuge, mirage, and island of human activity in a parched surrounding landscape. The exhibition spilled out of the gallery into hidden spots throughout the Gardens where artists who …

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California Light

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May 3-August 2, 2015 Descanso Gardens was honored to participate in the 2014 edition of the AxS Festival (axsfestival.org). The AxS Festival’s theme Curiosity was chosen to coincide with the second anniversary of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory rover Curiosity’s mission to discover more about Mars. What would really electrify us Earthlings is if Curiosity …

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