The Most Important LA Art Event of 2015?

And five other exhibits to see this month.

By The Editors
April 29, 2015 9:00 am

Because you don’t have time to find your horizons (let alone broaden them), we give you Culture Samples: our essential guide to gallery shows and openings that every man should see this month.

From the folky vim of Bob Dylan to the spray-can epigrams of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art has long been the grassroots of social justice in America.

Without pointing fingers, or calling names, or drawing lines, it’s safe to say we could use some of that art right now.

And you’ll find it at Manifest: Justice, a weeklong exhibition showcasing 150 artists and musicians that’ll raise money and awareness for human-rights organizations locally and abroad.

It’s one of The Six Cultural Events You Should Attend in May.

Manifest: Justice will also host panels with politicians, citizens and public servants to discuss ways to make the world — and our city — more harmonious.

Also included in this month’s edition:

  • A multimedia project chronicling 12 years in the life of one MLB draft class, from superstars to insurance salesmen to jobless drifters
  • An oil-on-canvas ode to dives, diners and ’50s Americana
  • The return of a tour that takes you inside the homes of LA’s 1%

And much more.

Art thou inclined?

We’ll see you out there.

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