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Member Days 2
Double Discount Days for Members

Dec 12–Dec 13, 2014 iCal

For two days only, SMMoA members receive double their discount (20–30% off) in the GRACIE Holiday Shop. Not a member? Join today!

Each year, the GRACIE gift shop expands for the holidays, filling to the brim with artful, one-of-a-kind gifts hand-selected by the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s retail curator. Opening day shoppers will enjoy cider, cookies, and lots of good cheer as they shop for unique gifts and items to delight the entire family in SMMoA’s holiday wonderland, including art objects, toys, and jewelry. All proceeds support SMMoA’s exhibitions and programs. 

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30 Open Doors

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

Celebrate the season at Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica’s world-renowned art complex. 30 Open Doors, a one-day-only holiday event, is an opportunity to shop for unique artworks and gifts for everyone on your list. This annual celebration is an enlightened and stress-free shopping experience complete with art exhibitions, wreath-making workshops, artist talks, live music, food, and spirits. Bergamot Café will be offering festive holiday treats and drinks. Admission is free.

Shop local this holiday season by visiting the fine art galleries and cultural institutions of Bergamot Station Arts Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Bergamot is alive and thriving as it prepares for the arrival of the Metro Expo rail line in 2016!

Related Events:

2–4 pm: Provocative Art Ornament Workshop
Create holiday ornaments inspired by infamous works of art–including Jeff Koons’ Puppy and Paul McCarthy’s Tree. Free to participate. 

6–7 pm: Outdoor Art21 Screening
An excerpt from Art21′s Season 7 series, featuring Citizen Culture artist Tania Bruguera.

Citizen Culture Artists and Architects Shape Policy SMMoA exhibition
Brian Weil and Moshe Ninio Opening Reception

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015

Guest curator Stamatina Gregory and visual literacy pioneer Philip Yenawine lead a walkthrough of Brian Weil, 1979-95: Being in the World, carving out a space for engagement and discussion within a body of work that, by design, complicates the relationship between photographer, subject, and viewer. Gregory is an independent curator and critic, whose years of research on Weil’s oeuvre uncovered rare and previously unidentified self-portraits and brought his final, unfinished transgender project to light. Yenawine—an activist, longtime friend of the artist, and co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE)—has been at the front lines of the fight for arts education, expanded visual literacy, and intentional looking for two decades.