Five fall art exhibitions to see in Los Angeles

From the Renaissance to the modern day, here are our top five picks for LA museum shows this fall.



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Photograph: Jim Richardson │ National Geographic

Photograph: Jim Richardson │ National Geographic Nebraska │ 2004: After years of drought and depopulation, many parts of the Great Plains meet the historic definition of frontier territory: an area with no more than six people per square mile.

Fall in Los Angeles signals a change in the city (bye for now, tourists) and an influx of new art exhibitions that show what LA culture is really made of. Seek refuge from the hottest days of September and October—or from what-should-we-do boredom when family comes to call—in a cool museum gallery surrounded by incredible art. From Pasadena to the beach and everywhere in between, there's a lot to see at LA museums this season. We offer our five picks for must-see art exhibitions this fall.

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The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

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From the sublime to the politically charged, some of the most famous and recognizable photographs first appeared in the pages of National Geographic over its impressive 125-year history. The venerated magazine is celebrating its legacy this year with a special exhibition of its most iconic images at the Annenberg Space for Photography. LED screens on the gallery walls will display a mosaic, cycling through more than 500 photographs. The exhibition will also feature two documentaries, one featuring interviews with some of National Geographic's profilic photographers created specifically for the Annenberg show.

  1. Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Avenue of the Stars
  2. Until Sun Apr 27
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