This Sunday is a stellar day for free art here in Los Angeles — twenty museums, including LACMA, MOCA, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Skirball, are “opening their doors wide and inviting visitors free of charge” all day long. The list of participating museums and more details are here. So here’s your chance to see the Stan’s Cafe show, or the Breaking the Mode contemporary fashion survey, or the Sovereign Threads Palestinian embroidery show… or get to all three if you’re really ambitious.
Meanwhile, in Portland, I have a piece in an adorable show closing on Monday, I Heart Portland. I mentioned it a few weeks ago over on susanstars, and I hate to shamelessly self-promote, but hey — three of my favorite artists, Cathy Pitters, Carye Bye, and Ryan Berkley, are also showing. And you don’t want to miss them either. Plus, you can have coffee and pie at Half and Half afterwards.